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Issue 77 August 2014

Another exclusive online magazine for you this month before we return to print in September. I recommend you read our interviews with punk poet John Cooper Clarke and jazz pianist Kit Downes, as well as our feature on Pub Scrawl, which returns to ten pub across the city on 31 August, showcasing the work of ten local artists. We’ve also got a host of Tramlines reviews for you in the Live section.

Featured artwork comes from local line wizard Rob Lee, whose precise, design-inspired murals you may have spotted popping up around town.

We are currently busy working on various projects which are coming to fruition soon. The most exciting is the Now Then Discounts App, which is due for release on Android and Apple devices next month. The idea is simple – you download the app, browse our list of over 100 local independent businesses, explore their offers and discounts, and show a device running the app to redeem them at the counter. There is also an interactive map to help you locate participating businesses. Get the lowdown here.

While you read, while not soak up the surprisingly summery vibes of this month’s mix, courtesy of the Now Then DJs?

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This month's articles

Localcheck Leading The Way

We can be proud of Sheffield, because gay equality charity Stonewall has praised the way the Council works with education and youth services…

We can be proud of Sheffield, because gay equality charity Stonewall has praised the way the Council works with education and youth services

AFC Unity: Women’s Community Football in Sheffield

Founded this year in the birthplace of Association Football, AFC Unity is a new women’s community football club. I caught up with co-founder…

Founded this year in the birthplace of Association Football, AFC Unity is a new women’s community football club. I caught up with co-founder

H&S: The Smokescreen of Health & Safety

As kids we all remember climbing trees and falling out of them, feeling the cool wet grass beneath our bare feet or taking turns spotting fo…

As kids we all remember climbing trees and falling out of them, feeling the cool wet grass beneath our bare feet or taking turns spotting fo

Cool Beans A Guide to Ethical Living

Newsflash – the whole world is falling apart and all we’re doing to prevent it is sharing memes on the Internet. It was enough in 2007, but …

Newsflash – the whole world is falling apart and all we’re doing to prevent it is sharing memes on the Internet. It was enough in 2007, but 

Rob Lee: Solid Line Work

Rob Lee is a graphic artist and muralist from Sheffield. Starting out in graphic design, the last few years Rob has taken his work to interi…

Rob Lee is a graphic artist and muralist from Sheffield. Starting out in graphic design, the last few years Rob has taken his work to interi

Sound Sheffield's Return to Industrial Spaces

Sheffield is always undergoing a constant evolution - from the industrial revolution and the growth of the steel works to their demise and c…

Sheffield is always undergoing a constant evolution - from the industrial revolution and the growth of the steel works to their demise and c

Kit Downes: Light From Old Stars

Kit Downes is a jazz pianist based in London. As well as heading up his own rotating groups, he has also played with the likes of Empirical,…

Kit Downes is a jazz pianist based in London. As well as heading up his own rotating groups, he has also played with the likes of Empirical,

Filmreel The Gyllenhaal Paradigm

The landscape of Film remains sketchy and it's entirely our fault. Dotted with the odd landmark that a few individuals managed to leave behi…

The landscape of Film remains sketchy and it's entirely our fault. Dotted with the odd landmark that a few individuals managed to leave behi

Live / stage review Sheffield Mysteries

For the last two months, I have had the privilege of being consumed by a hugely ambitious project that unexpectedly ended up encapsulating e…

For the last two months, I have had the privilege of being consumed by a hugely ambitious project that unexpectedly ended up encapsulating e

Pub Scrawl: Ten Artists, Ten Pubs

Jonathan Wilkinson is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer whose work focuses on urban landscapes and local architectural landmarks.…

 Jonathan Wilkinson is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer whose work focuses on urban landscapes and local architectural landmarks.

Cooking On A Budget

Shakshuka Being introduced to shakshuka by a group of kind-hearted Israelis in a hostel in Brazil was a godsend. It became the meal that kep…

Shakshuka
Being introduced to shakshuka by a group of kind-hearted Israelis in a hostel in Brazil was a godsend. It became the meal that kep

Tramlines 2014 / Midlake / Early Cartographers

8 July City Hall Tonight is all about lakes. From Midlake to Gold Lake, they are unified by their ability to evoke the feeling of the great …

8 July
City Hall
Tonight is all about lakes. From Midlake to Gold Lake, they are unified by their ability to evoke the feeling of the great