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A Magazine for Sheffield

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.


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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…


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…

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…