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Issue 81 December 2014

Ah yes, the world completes another turn of that big old ball of fire in the sky and we’re still here. We’d best get on with it then.

This month we’ve got superb artwork from Polish muralist and animator Robert Proch, interviews with urban explorer Bradley Garrett and Warp Records troubadour Gravenhurst, pieces on ‘active citizen’ Nigel Slack and the Cathedral Archer Project, and the return of the Radical Tourist to our pages.

We’ll be down at the Devonshire Cat on Thursday 18 December for Now Then Christmas drinks, with music, food and Abbeydale ale galore. Come down and say hi.

Have a great festive season and don’t forget that the best presents have character and uniqueness – something that Sheffield’s independent traders offer in abundance.

The utterly inimitable Chris Arnold on the mix this month, throwing every festive genre under the sun at you.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Cathedral Archer Project

At first I smiled as I noticed the old couple, rucksacks on backs. Walking sure is on the rise in Sheffield in these health-conscious times,…

At first I smiled as I noticed the old couple, rucksacks on backs. Walking sure is on the rise in Sheffield in these health-conscious times,

Citizen Slack: One Man Transparency Campaign

Nigel Slack asks questions. Lots of questions. Sometimes he even repeats himself, and if he doesn’t get an answer, good luck to you. For the…

Nigel Slack asks questions. Lots of questions. Sometimes he even repeats himself, and if he doesn’t get an answer, good luck to you. For the

Radical Tourist Part 2: The Outer Reaches of Pop

I take my four-year-old daughter to meet Steve in the Hillsborough Hotel and she takes to my shoulders for the long ascent of Upperthorpe. M…

I take my four-year-old daughter to meet Steve in the Hillsborough Hotel and she takes to my shoulders for the long ascent of Upperthorpe. M

Bradley Garrett: Urbex and Chipping Your Console

If you’re the kind of person who actually relishes having to use the outside loo round your gran’s, visiting the cellar to sort out the fuse…

If you’re the kind of person who actually relishes having to use the outside loo round your gran’s, visiting the cellar to sort out the fuse

Citizen's Income: A Vision of a Better Future

1 January 2025 was a pivotal date in our nation's history. This coming new year marks the 20 year anniversary of the introduction of citizen…

1 January 2025 was a pivotal date in our nation's history. This coming new year marks the 20 year anniversary of the introduction of citizen

Baking

Recipe by Forge Bakehouse Makes 40 330g finely ground almonds 200g caster sugar 2 large eggs, yolks and whites separated Icing sugar, …

 Recipe by Forge Bakehouse
 Makes 40 
330g finely ground almonds
 200g caster sugar
 2 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
 Icing sugar, 

Cool Beans A Guide to the Gym

Wobbly bits. They make me sick. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. In fact I’m so disgusted by wobbly bits that I recently thr…

Wobbly bits. They make me sick. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. In fact I’m so disgusted by wobbly bits that I recently thr

Robert Proch: Land Without Footprints

We’ve been passing Robert Proch’s work back and forth between the Now Then team for over a year now, trying to find a slot for him in the ma…

We’ve been passing Robert Proch’s work back and forth between the Now Then team for over a year now, trying to find a slot for him in the ma

Sound Bouquet of Steel

Stumbling across a good record shop, an old friendly furniture warehouse or a magical book cave is exciting because of what you might discov…

Stumbling across a good record shop, an old friendly furniture warehouse or a magical book cave is exciting because of what you might discov

Jeff Mills / Rachel Sermanni / Kate Tempest / Shield Patterns / Hey Sholay

16 November Shakespeares David J Roch has been performing in bands and as a solo act for over a decade now. Sadly, he announces tonight tha…

16 November
 Shakespeares
David J Roch has been performing in bands and as a solo act for over a decade now. Sadly, he announces tonight tha

Gravenhurst: Offerings from the South-West

There have been birthdays aplenty at Warp Records this year. Having just celebrated 25 years as a label, this month marks ten years with Nic…

There have been birthdays aplenty at Warp Records this year. Having just celebrated 25 years as a label, this month marks ten years with Nic

Headsup Bad Taste Records

Sheffield-born Bad Taste Records is five years old this year. Originally started by Trellion and Darkstorm as a means to release their own m…

Sheffield-born Bad Taste Records is five years old this year. Originally started by Trellion and Darkstorm as a means to release their own m

Lima: Climate Action

When I watched the launch of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the 2nd of November, the message was crys…

When I watched the launch of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the 2nd of November, the message was crys

Filmreel Tactile Thoughts

Woo-sang Park, Hong Kong/USA, 1987 Friday 5 December | 7.30pm | Film Unit | £2.50 In this so-bad-it’s-almost-good action flick, martial a…

 Woo-sang Park, Hong Kong/USA, 1987
 Friday 5 December | 7.30pm | Film Unit | £2.50
 In this so-bad-it’s-almost-good action flick, martial a

Cinderella: 25 November / Lyceum

David Nixon's production of Cinderella takes the classic fairy-tale to Imperial Russia, stripping away the sentimentality and crudeness asso…

David Nixon's production of Cinderella takes the classic fairy-tale to Imperial Russia, stripping away the sentimentality and crudeness asso