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Issue 71 February 2014

It’s always a pleasure and never a chore to be back in print after our January break. Hopefully 2014 is treating you well so far. It’s treating us very well, because after months of deliberation, re-drafting and team decisions, we have finally rolled out our new design format. As ever, give us a shout if you have thoughts or opinions, but we’re really pleased with how it’s turned out.

This month we feature a submission from US collage artist Beth Hoeckel. Something a bit different, I think you’ll agree. My recommended read goes to Ian Pennington’s interview with the Public Domain Review, a website dedicated to showcasing creative and historical work with an open licence, with Andrew Wood’s architecturally anthropomorphic piece Talking Tall coming in a very close second.

If you are keen to contribute to the magazine, we want to hear from you. Now Then isn’t written by professionals and it’s all about reflecting what’s going on around us. If you’ve got something to say, pipe up.

This month we also launch our new mix series. We will be asking local DJs, promoters and musicians to contribute, but first up is our resident DJs with a collection of electronica, jazz, rock and a few surprises along the way.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Food For Thought.

Britain has only about three days' supplies of food at any time. If our import supply chain ever gets interrupted, we’re in trouble. The wo…

Britain has only about three days' supplies of food at any time. If our import supply chain ever gets interrupted, we’re in trouble.

The wo

Libraries: Do Libraries have a future in Sheffield?

In times of austerity, with local authorities struggling with ever decreasing budgets, are libraries worth funding? Whilst Barnsley is maint…

In times of austerity, with local authorities struggling with ever decreasing budgets, are libraries worth funding? Whilst Barnsley is maint

Public Domain Review: The pursuit of open knowledge

The internet age has seen a giant database of information created at our fingertips. In many ways we’re still learning how and why we should…

The internet age has seen a giant database of information created at our fingertips. In many ways we’re still learning how and why we should

Talking Tall: I am a beacon of the future, of civilisation

For many years, as I looked out over Sheffield, the first tall building I'd clock would be the Arts Tower. “There she is,” I'd say fondly to…

For many years, as I looked out over Sheffield, the first tall building I'd clock would be the Arts Tower. “There she is,” I'd say fondly to

Provenance: If We Are What We Eat, Then What on Earth Are We?

There are few facts in the world that are entirely indisputable. Even the weather is subject to political manipulation these days, if you be…

There are few facts in the world that are entirely indisputable. Even the weather is subject to political manipulation these days, if you be

Beth Hoeckel: Found images and cosmic landscapes

Beth Hoeckel is a collage artist based in Baltimore, US. We’ve had our eye on her for a while, so it’s great to finally feature her abstract…

Beth Hoeckel is a collage artist based in Baltimore, US. We’ve had our eye on her for a while, so it’s great to finally feature her abstract

Sound Contemporary Classical Music in Sheffield.

The contemporary classical music scene in Sheffield and other local cities is, I sometimes think, possibly the most underground arts scene t…

The contemporary classical music scene in Sheffield and other local cities is, I sometimes think, possibly the most underground arts scene t

Sheffield Veg.

Recipe by Sam Walby Serves 4-5 400-500g chorizo, diced 600g sweet potato, peeled and diced 400g chickpeas, tinned 1 red onion 150g seasonal…

 Recipe by Sam Walby
Serves 4-5
400-500g chorizo, diced
600g sweet potato, peeled and diced
400g chickpeas, tinned
1 red onion
150g seasonal

Hosted by Joe Kriss.

I was standing in the queue of the staff canteen, waiting to order my lunch, when the man in front turned around and nudged me with his elb…

 I was standing in the queue of the staff canteen, waiting to order my lunch, when the man in front turned around and nudged me with his elb

65days / Dan Le Sac / Honey Bee Blues Club / East India Youth.

20 January University of Sheffield It’s a cold January night in the underground caverns of the University of Sheffield and a crowd gather to…

20 January
University of Sheffield
It’s a cold January night in the underground caverns of the University of Sheffield and a crowd gather to

Live / stage review Sheffield Theatres in January.

There’s been a lot of good stuff going on at Sheffield Theatres recently. This month we take a look at a three plays from the eclectic mix o…

There’s been a lot of good stuff going on at Sheffield Theatres recently. This month we take a look at a three plays from the eclectic mix o

Polar Bear: In conversation with drummer Seb Rochford

Polar Bear are a contemporary experimental jazz band based in London. With four albums under their belt, including the critically acclaimed …

Polar Bear are a contemporary experimental jazz band based in London. With four albums under their belt, including the critically acclaimed 

Headsup Cabaret Boom Boom.

Performer and producer Maynard Flip Flap is one of the organisers of a unique Sheffield event called Cabaret Boom Boom. Their tagline, ‘jaw …

Performer and producer Maynard Flip Flap is one of the organisers of a unique Sheffield event called Cabaret Boom Boom. Their tagline, ‘jaw 

Filmreel THE OSCARS’ BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL.

The Oscars. Arguably the biggest event in the movie world’s calendar. It’s all about the glitz, the glam and, of course, those coveted golde…

The Oscars. Arguably the biggest event in the movie world’s calendar. It’s all about the glitz, the glam and, of course, those coveted golde