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A Magazine for Sheffield

Issue 86 May 2015

What a couple of months. The Festival of Debate has gone better than we could have imagined, with over 40 events taking place all across the city. The level of discussion and audience interaction has been really heartening. Thank you to audience members, volunteers and event co-ordinators. Stay tuned to for event write-ups, photos and more.

Elsewhere, we will be upgrading the Now Then Discounts App with new features in the coming weeks, and Abbeydale Brewery are making us another beer for our 7th birthday.

This month we’ve got plenty to get your teeth into, including art from linocut local James Green and an interview with Michael Palin ahead of his appearance at Doc/Fest next month. Lots more inside.

We’re keeping it in the family for this month’s mix, delivered by the elusively titled Now Then DJs. Get involved.


This month's articles

Localcheck Access Space: Do It Anyway

Access Space is a long-running arts and technology charity, opposite the Rutland Arms on Sidney Street. From 15 to 17 May it's running Do…

Iasi: Social Business Exchange

When I applied to go to Iaşi, a city in eastern Romania, to take part in a youth exchange programme, I had almost no idea what I was…

Sanctions: No-one knows what to do

As a man prone to bouts of depression, unemployment is nothing new to me, but the changes that the benefits system are currently undergoing…

Michael Palin: The Meaning of Live

Michael Palin has achieved many titles over the years - globe-trotter, accomplished author, presenter, actor, comedian, CBE. It’s no wonder…

Hosted by Joe Kriss

Ronnie is upbeat. It’s what he does best. Whenever the team loses he’ll be the first to say: ‘Look lads, we’ll be back next year,…

Ronnie is upbeat. It’s what he does best. Whenever
 the team loses he’ll be the first to say: ‘Look lads,
 we’ll be back next year, stronger

James Green: Local linocutter

We’ve been about for a while now – seven years, to be precise – but it’s a testament to the creativity of this city that we’re yet to run…

Sound Record Store Day

Record Store Day has become a big event in the calendar for those in love with the black wax. Founded in 2007, it’s held on the third…

Headsup The Half Earth

Having captivated crowds with songs from his forthcoming Light Breaks In EP, including the single 'Glass', whilst supporting…