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Issue 70 January 2014

This month we look back on our favourite artists of 2013, as chosen by Now Then staff – Handiedan, Phlegm, Richard Combes and Robbie Porter. We were really pleased with the art submissions we received last year, and are already looking ahead to what 2014 brings. A few are already confirmed but we wouldn’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. If you have a suggestion for us, drop me a line – sam@nowthenmagazine.com.

We are online only for this issue but we have some fantastic content for you. I strongly recommend you take a look at Jon Maiden’s article on our education system and how it needs to change, and if you are interested in crowdfunding and business start-ups James Wallbank’s piece on his InfiniteCrypt project is a cracking read. Skip to the music section for my interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic.

Thanks for your continued support. 2014 will be a good year.

This month's articles

Education: A New Approach

The UK’s education system has fallen further behind global rivals and is now ranked 26th in the world league table. Our government is…

DNA: Stranger Visions

Imagine. You’ve just smoked a cigarette and you toss the extinguished butt down onto the pavement. Or you’re sitting in a cafe and a piece…

Gravoor: Indie Gaming Made in Sheffield

Gravoor is an independently created game by Sheffield-based studio Scrapbook Development Limited, originally started as a high school…

Live / stage review Oliver!

Oliver is one of those musicals which everyone knows, even if they can’t remember ever seeing it. All it takes is one bar of ‘Consider…

65daysofstatic: Wild Light

65daysofstatic are a rock band based in Sheffield with five studio albums to their name, beginning with the acclaimed The Fall of Math,…

Filmreel OUR 2014 PREVIEW.

One way of looking at 2014 is to acknowledge it as yet another year of ongoing transition in film. This process occurs in direct parallel…

Modus / Esmerine / Bat Makumba / Loom.

6th December. Fez Club. Reviewer – Tristan Shorrock. Since the reopening of Fez a little over two years ago it has become a hot bed for up…

Localcheck I predict a riot.

I predict a riot. Or rather, social unrest. I've always been a bit left-wing but in a moderate, English sort of way. I think revolutions…

Fish.

Serves 4. Recipe by Komal Khan. A thrifty recipe, suitable for those avoiding wheat or dairy. Great for using up whatever leftover greens…

Crowdfunding: High-Tech Startups

Last year I wrote a piece for Now Then about Disruptive Technology. I'm considering myself disrupted. Picture the scene. It's mid October.…

Tipple: The Dram Shop / Le Bon Vin

21 Commonside, S10 1GA. 0114 2683 117. Website For those of you who have never been to the Dram Shop, located on Commonside near…

Our pick of the bunch.

615 London Road. 0114 2551500. One of our favoured Sheffield drinking establishments the White Lion has this month increased its…