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Issue 72 March 2014

Thanks for all the positive and constructive feedback we’ve had on our new design format. If you have any suggestions, let us know.

I strongly recommend you read our piece on legal highs by Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs director Sophie Macken. After we were approached by local police and service providers, we felt like we should give a balanced view. Awareness is key. With this article we aim to inform, not to condemn or condone. For some light relief, read Digital Everything and the ever-present satirical mockery of NewsThump.

The varied artwork of NemO’S is spread across our pages this time around – a combination of digital illustration, recycled paper painting and good old fashioned spray work. Read more in our interview with the mysterious man himself.

Next month we will be celebrating our sixth birthday as a publication, so we’ve got a few aces up our sleeves. See you then. Over and out.

This month’s mix comes courtesy of Miss Sara Hill, Opus Independents director and blues enthusiast.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Sheffield, Cycling City.

I have a vision for Sheffield without the traffic. I'm not anti-motorist. I'm anti-motorised vehicles. All of them. Let's remove everything …

I have a vision for Sheffield without the traffic. I'm not anti-motorist. I'm anti-motorised vehicles. All of them. Let's remove everything 

Little Kelham: Sustainable Island Life

Last year saw Dead Space review a number of significant Sheffield buildings that have been left, neglected and in some cases lined up for de…

Last year saw Dead Space review a number of significant Sheffield buildings that have been left, neglected and in some cases lined up for de

Legal Highs: The Low-down on Novel Psychoactive Substances

So-called ‘legal highs’ have rarely been out of the news since the emergence of mephedrone in 2009, the moral panic that followed and its su…

So-called ‘legal highs’ have rarely been out of the news since the emergence of mephedrone in 2009, the moral panic that followed and its su

Digital Everything: We need to eat bytes and shit bits

We at Sheffield Council are planning a ‘Move to Digital’. We will engage key council staff, communities and citizens. We will enable you to …

We at Sheffield Council are planning a ‘Move to Digital’. We will engage key council staff, communities and citizens. We will enable you to 

Barriers to Bridges: Daring to Dream

I am a single mum, severely visually impaired and have a son who is hearing impaired and partially sighted. Throughout my life I have always…

I am a single mum, severely visually impaired and have a son who is hearing impaired and partially sighted. Throughout my life I have always

Italian.

Recipe by Sophie Godwin Serves 2 200g pearl barley 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 shallot, peeled and chopped 1 clove of garlic, peeled and fi…

 Recipe by Sophie Godwin
Serves 2

200g pearl barley
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
1 clove of garlic, peeled and fi

Collated by Joe Kriss.

I didn’t have a sub-tropical anecdote at the right time, or mention the right music when you listed your favourite lines. I didn’t pull y…

 I didn’t have a sub-tropical anecdote at the right time,
or mention the right music when you listed your favourite lines.
 
I didn’t pull y

NemO’S: Italian street artist talks about his craft

NemO’S is a street artist based in Italy. He works across multiple mediums, including illustration, digital design, spray paint and old news…

NemO’S is a street artist based in Italy. He works across multiple mediums, including illustration, digital design, spray paint and old news

Sound Audience attendance in Sheffield.

So it’s March already, and once again my new year’s resolution to go to more concerts, theatre and galleries has yet to have much effect. I …

So it’s March already, and once again my new year’s resolution to go to more concerts, theatre and galleries has yet to have much effect. I 

Hallé / Kent DuChaine / LSS / Floating Points / Gold Teeth.

31 January City Hall On the last day of January a busy City Hall welcomed the Hallé Orchestra to Sheffield for their first of several schedu…

31 January
City Hall
On the last day of January a busy City Hall welcomed the Hallé Orchestra to Sheffield for their first of several schedu

Loops Haunt: Soundscapes from the Scottish countryside

Loops Haunt is an electronic music producer from Dundee who has been putting out experimental sounds since the tail-end of the 00s. The rele…

Loops Haunt is an electronic music producer from Dundee who has been putting out experimental sounds since the tail-end of the 00s. The rele

Headsup Algorave.

Incomprehensible to some but celebrated by more than you’d imagine, Algorave promotes music in a live atmosphere curated by live coders who …

Incomprehensible to some but celebrated by more than you’d imagine, Algorave promotes music in a live atmosphere curated by live coders who 

Filmreel Bringing Art House into the Mainstream.

With Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity filling cinema seats around the world and his team confidently preparing their respective BAFTA and Oscar spee…

With Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity filling cinema seats around the world and his team confidently preparing their respective BAFTA and Oscar spee

Favourites : Our Pick of Independent Sheffield

7 Smithfield, S3 7AR cads-online.co.uk Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) is an organisation dedicated to supporting socially benefici…

 7 Smithfield, S3 7AR
cads-online.co.uk

Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) is an organisation dedicated to supporting socially benefici

Libraries: Part 2 – No Solutions But Plenty of Spin

In my recent article the question was posed as to whether the Council had the creativity to develop new community partnerships to save Sheff…

In my recent article the question was posed as to whether the Council had the creativity to develop new community partnerships to save Sheff