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Issue 83 February 2015

We’ve hit the ground running in 2015 with the Festival of Debate, which we will host in March and April ahead of the General Election. It’s a series of debates, discussions, Q&As, workshops and speeches aimed at getting people talking about the issues that matter to them. Read more in the article or visit festivalofdebate.com. Full programme announced very soon.

Rather than featuring an artist this month, we tasked a group of photographers and enthusiasts with putting together some images from Sheffield Archives. Read more in our interview with senior archivist, Cheryl Bailey. A refreshing change for us.

David Edwards returned to the Moor Market to follow up his piece from Now Then #75. Elsewhere, we’ve got interviews with Sam Genders, aka Diagrams, and K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade, and Andrew Wood bids farewell to the Radical Tourist.

This month’s mix, the 12th in the Now Then mix series, comes from local producer Louville of Bad Taste Records fame.

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This month's articles

Localcheck A Polemic To Kick Off 2015

I don't really listen to politicians, but last month David Cameron said something odd. He wouldn't debate on TV unless the Green Party were …

I don't really listen to politicians, but last month David Cameron said something odd. He wouldn't debate on TV unless the Green Party were 

Festival of Debate: Join the discussion

Solutions for change rarely appear out of thin air, in vacuum, and it’s almost certain that they don’t achieve consensus unless widely discu…

Solutions for change rarely appear out of thin air, in vacuum, and it’s almost certain that they don’t achieve consensus unless widely discu

Radical Tourist Part 3: Finding Clues to the Future

Steve bounds up to me wearing incongruous mirror shades. “Jeff Lynne?” I tease him. “Purely research, my friend. They’ve got GPS and a head-…

Steve bounds up to me wearing incongruous mirror shades. “Jeff Lynne?” I tease him. “Purely research, my friend. They’ve got GPS and a head-

Moor Market: Time for Plan B?

Last June (Now Then #75), we looked at the progress of the Moor Market after its first few months of operation. At that point it was too ear…

Last June (Now Then #75), we looked at the progress of the Moor Market after its first few months of operation. At that point it was too ear

Healthy Eating

Recipe by Barra Organics Serves 2 A peach-sized piece of bread dough 3 tablespoons of tomato passata 2 sliced, roasted beetroot Goat’…

  Recipe by Barra Organics
 Serves 2
A peach-sized piece of bread dough
 3 tablespoons of tomato passata 
 2 sliced, roasted beetroot
 Goat’

Alt Lit

just sat there waiting the second cd in the three disc changer is ready eager oh crazybones oh pokemon card oh party ring the smashi…

 just sat there 
 waiting
 the second cd in the three disc changer
 is ready
 eager
oh crazybones
 oh pokemon card
 oh party ring
the smashi

Cool Beans : A Guide To Social Media

Oh social media. Good old social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Google Earth, Age of Empires, Lemon Party. Avoiding…

Oh social media. Good old social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Google Earth, Age of Empires, Lemon Party. Avoiding

Sheffield Archives: Collecting Pieces of the Puzzle

It’s easy to miss the Sheffield Archives building on Shoreham Street. Nestled next to Red Tape Studios, between BBC Radio Sheffield and the …

It’s easy to miss the Sheffield Archives building on Shoreham Street. Nestled next to Red Tape Studios, between BBC Radio Sheffield and the 

Sound The Sound of Protest in 2015

Everyone seems pretty angry at the establishment these days. By 'these days' I mean, of course, all days, across all demographics and every …

Everyone seems pretty angry at the establishment these days. By 'these days' I mean, of course, all days, across all demographics and every 

Night Flowers / Mr Mendel / Seven Tors

23 January Audacious Art Experiment The Audacious Art Experiment saw one of the year’s first interesting musical stop-offs in Sheffield. Lo…

23 January
 Audacious Art Experiment
The Audacious Art Experiment saw one of the year’s first interesting musical stop-offs in Sheffield. Lo

Diagrams: Sam Genders on Sheffield and his new album

Sam Genders was one of the creative forces, founders and the voice of folktronica band Tunng before forming the equally psychedelic Diagrams…

Sam Genders was one of the creative forces, founders and the voice of folktronica band Tunng before forming the equally psychedelic Diagrams

Headsup K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade

Over the past year, the enigmatically named K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade have brought their unique, frenetic fusion to an array of pubs, club…

Over the past year, the enigmatically named K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade have brought their unique, frenetic fusion to an array of pubs, club

Filmreel Egoyan and Me / Film Listings

‘When all this is over, there’s nothing of me that you will be able claim as yours...’ This is not a direct quote. These words are a though…

 ‘When all this is over, there’s nothing of me that you will be able claim as yours...’
This is not a direct quote. These words are a though

Dark Dark Dark: Complexities and contradictions

The wordy, head-spinning sounds from the Southern Gothic current of American culture have always bred intriguing acts, like The Handsome Fam…

The wordy, head-spinning sounds from the Southern Gothic current of American culture have always bred intriguing acts, like The Handsome Fam