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Issue 68 November 2013

This month we have an art feature from LA-based graphic illustrator Sara Saedi. Sara’s work is sharp and elegant, with a real focus placed on colour palettes and symmetry. As you know we like to mix up our art from one month to the next, so it’s a refreshing change for us.

Loads of engaging articles and reviews this month, but in particular I would recommend reading John Maiden’s exploration of Basic Income, Max Everett and Geoff Mackay’s piece on Don Valley Stadium, and Jay Baker’s article on mainstream media.

We are also proud to feature an in-depth interview with Canadian classical collective Esmerine, who will be playing at an event hosted by us in conjunction with Opus Acoustics at Sheffield Cathedral on Saturday 7th December. Featuring members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt Zion, trust me when I say this is not a show to be missed. Tickets are priced at £13 and can be bought on the Sheffield Cathedral website.

If you want to get involved in Now Then or chat about anything featured in the magazine, drop me a line.

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This month's articles

Localcheck LaDIYfest 2013.

This month LaDIYfest happens in Sheffield. A joyful blend of music, fun and workshops, it's run by a volunteer army of women and men who lov…

This month LaDIYfest happens in Sheffield. A joyful blend of music, fun and workshops, it's run by a volunteer army of women and men who lov

Don Valley: The last lap

Many of us were shocked when it was announced that Sheffield City Council was looking to get rid of Don Valley Stadium. This may be because …

Many of us were shocked when it was announced that Sheffield City Council was looking to get rid of Don Valley Stadium. This may be because 

Basic Income: Restructuring the economy

In a climate of savage cuts to welfare and public services it would hardly seem the time to propose giving every adult in the country a £1,7…

In a climate of savage cuts to welfare and public services it would hardly seem the time to propose giving every adult in the country a £1,7

Gaming: Local indie game development

Video games have increasingly become a part of mainstream culture over the last two decades, attracting more and more attention from a wider…

Video games have increasingly become a part of mainstream culture over the last two decades, attracting more and more attention from a wider

Media: How Mainstream Media Has Failed Us

Two memories of my South Yorkshire childhood devastated my trust in the mainstream media as I grew older, and formed a viewpoint that I've m…

Two memories of my South Yorkshire childhood devastated my trust in the mainstream media as I grew older, and formed a viewpoint that I've m

Sara Saedi: Sharp and elegant digital illustration

Sara Saedi is a digital illustrator based in Los Angeles. Formerly a freelancer, she now works for Blik, a decal and surface graphics compan…

Sara Saedi is a digital illustrator based in Los Angeles. Formerly a freelancer, she now works for Blik, a decal and surface graphics compan

Sound Making the Lantern Sway.

Sometimes, when I'm walking through the hustle and bustle of the city, I try to make my thoughts and movements work in a different rhythm fr…

Sometimes, when I'm walking through the hustle and bustle of the city, I try to make my thoughts and movements work in a different rhythm fr

Esmerine: Canadian classical collective prepare for Sheffield Cathedral

Esmerine is the musical project of Rebecca Foon and Bruce Cawdron. Both have been involved in some of the most exciting bands to come out of…

Esmerine is the musical project of Rebecca Foon and Bruce Cawdron. Both have been involved in some of the most exciting bands to come out of

Reclamation: Mental Illness and Medication

It was the night that Max was celebrating the completion of his PhD. We were sitting in a charming pub called The Jolly Woodman. Jim emptied…

It was the night that Max was celebrating the completion of his PhD. We were sitting in a charming pub called The Jolly Woodman. Jim emptied

Live / stage review The Winter’s Tale at The Crucible.

It’s no moot point to reiterate that Shakespeare isn’t easy to pull off. We’ve all left theatres appreciating the quality of a production bu…

It’s no moot point to reiterate that Shakespeare isn’t easy to pull off. We’ve all left theatres appreciating the quality of a production bu

Pop Up Pantry

Serves 4. Recipe by Cassie Kill. 4 drumsticks and 4 thighs (skin on, excess fat trimmed) 1 onion (chopped) 1 leek (chopped) 3 big potat…

 Serves 4.
Recipe by Cassie Kill.

4 drumsticks and 4 thighs (skin on, excess fat trimmed) 
1 onion (chopped) 
1 leek (chopped) 
3 big potat

Manchester Camerata / Chvrches / Slim Chance + More.

CITY HALL. 4th OCTOBER. REVIEWER – BEN ECKERSLEY. Manchester Camerata is one of the leading chamber orchestras in the UK. A small and dyna…

CITY HALL.
4th OCTOBER.


REVIEWER – BEN ECKERSLEY.
Manchester Camerata is one of the leading chamber orchestras in the UK. A small and dyna

Filmreel David Lynch’s Dirty Dreams.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. Interpretations of David Lynch’s Lost Highway continue to proliferate like jackals forever digging into a carcass. Stil…

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

Interpretations of David Lynch’s Lost Highway continue to proliferate like jackals forever digging into a carcass. Stil

Favourites : Our pick of the bunch

7 Smithfield. cads-online.co.uk Many readers will be aware of Creative Arts Development Space (CADS), whether it’s through their art exhib…

 7 Smithfield.
cads-online.co.uk

Many readers will be aware of Creative Arts Development Space (CADS), whether it’s through their art exhib