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Issue 74 May 2014

We hope you’ve been supping Now Then ale all month. If not, you’d best hurry before it’s all gone.

We’ve got some great content in this month’s mag: David Edwards follows up last month’s local
trade piece, this time focussing on collaboration; Alex Murray speaks to writer and documentary
maker Jon Ronson; Dawn M Sanders makes her Now Then debut with a piece on sex and disability;
and I talk to Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne ahead of the band’s live film soundtrack performance at
this year’s Doc/Fest.

Our featured artist for May is suitably seasonal. Bedelgeuse pieces together his intricate work using
old anatomical and botanical illustrations. Bursts of colour fit for springtime.

Don’t forget the return of Peace in the Park down at the Ponderosa next month – Saturday 14 June,
to be precise. As ever, Opus and Now Then will be curating the Other Stage. Keep an eye out for
announcements in next month’s mag.

I’ve done this month’s mix. Stream it below or click through to Mixcloud to listen with the tracklist. Hope you enjoy.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Local Elections

The local elections have arrived again. This most vital part of democracy is like a grotesque parody of a TV quiz in which the contestants h…

The local elections have arrived again. This most vital part of democracy is like a grotesque parody of a TV quiz in which the contestants h

Collaboration: Sheffield Independent’s Manifesto – Part 2

Whilst the organisation of the recent Sheffield half marathon didn't represent a high water mark in the city’s reputation, the accompanying …

Whilst the organisation of the recent Sheffield half marathon didn't represent a high water mark in the city’s reputation, the accompanying 

Jon Ronson: Affable investigator of pop culture’s outliers

Any child of the 80s will remember with equal parts fondness and fear the super-sized papier-mâché head of Frank Sidebottom. Along with Max …

Any child of the 80s will remember with equal parts fondness and fear the super-sized papier-mâché head of Frank Sidebottom. Along with Max 

Sexability: The Invisible Veil

The invisible veil of unspoken social barriers, presumptions, stigma and taboo is what shrouds those of us who have a visible difference or …

The invisible veil of unspoken social barriers, presumptions, stigma and taboo is what shrouds those of us who have a visible difference or 

Lambing: Lambing Time Through The Eyes of a Mancunian Novice

After what has felt like an eternity of storms, floods and frost, spring has finally sprung. The blossom is blossoming and the doom and gloo…

After what has felt like an eternity of storms, floods and frost, spring has finally sprung. The blossom is blossoming and the doom and gloo

Bedelgeuse: Love and loss in collage

Bedelgeuse is a collage artist living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. Working with old anatomical and botanical illustrations that are avai…

Bedelgeuse is a collage artist living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. Working with old anatomical and botanical illustrations that are avai

Sound What's wrong with the music industry?

To my mind, the idea that the record industry is in crisis is inherently flawed. Firstly we must contend with the implication that the music…

To my mind, the idea that the record industry is in crisis is inherently flawed. Firstly we must contend with the implication that the music

Saint Etienne: Writer and musician Bob Stanley on How We Used To Live

How We Used To Live is a documentary by filmmaker Paul Kelly, with a soundtrack by Pete Wiggs of London-based band Saint Etienne and scriptw…

How We Used To Live is a documentary by filmmaker Paul Kelly, with a soundtrack by Pete Wiggs of London-based band Saint Etienne and scriptw

Headsup Faith & Fear in Philadelphia.

Faith & Fear in Philadelphia is a collaboration between local Americana band The Payroll Union and the University of Sheffield, aiming t…

Faith & Fear in Philadelphia is a collaboration between local Americana band The Payroll Union and the University of Sheffield, aiming t

Filmreel The Double.

There's a moment in The Double when main character Simon James is talking to his doppelganger James Simon about his shy, timid personality. …

There's a moment in The Double when main character Simon James is talking to his doppelganger James Simon about his shy, timid personality. 

Live / stage review Kes / 31 March / Crucible.

For the first dance theatre work produced by Sheffield Theatres, Kes is certainly getting the company off to an immensely strong start. Barr…

For the first dance theatre work produced by Sheffield Theatres, Kes is certainly getting the company off to an immensely strong start. Barr

Desserts

Recipe by Amanda Perry, Fancie 1 pint double cream Zest of 2 unwaxed lemons Juice of 3 unwaxed lemons 250g white sugar This is a really o…

 Recipe by Amanda Perry, Fancie

1 pint double cream
Zest of 2 unwaxed lemons
Juice of 3 unwaxed lemons
250g white sugar

This is a really o

Diane Cluck / Detestival / Electric Luddites / Joe / See Emily Play

20 April Riverside This Easter Sunday treat was sweetly opened by a Sheffield three-piece consisting of Nat Johnson (guitar, vocals), Hannah…

20 April
Riverside
This Easter Sunday treat was sweetly opened by a Sheffield three-piece consisting of Nat Johnson (guitar, vocals), Hannah

Filmreel Local Film Groups

Paid a small fortune at your local World of Cine? Come out staring into your super-sized bucket of popcorn after having your brain burnt ou…

 Paid a small fortune at your local World of Cine? Come out staring into your super-sized bucket of popcorn after having your brain burnt ou