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Issue 87 June 2015

Here we are again, at the brink of our summer break. We don’t print in July and August, so I’ve tried to cram as much extra value into this mag as possible. You can still catch us online as normal.

In the lead-up to this year’s Doc/Fest, we’ve bagged an interview with classical composer Michael Nyman (p40), who is bringing his World War I poetry and archive film performance War Work: 8 Songs With Film to City Hall on 6 June. You can find our pick of the Doc/Fest programme in this month’s Filmreel or visit sheffdocfest.com for the full spread.

In the wake of the General Election result, I spoke to Owen Jones about the future of the Labour Party. I’d also recommend you read Andrew Wood’s musings on stone.

Stay in touch. We’re always open to ideas and suggestions via email, Facebook or Twitter. We run full online magazines in July and August, without the space restrictions of print, so shout me up if you’ve got ideas bouncing around that grey matter.

And finally, a mix by Mr Sam Jersche, the drummer’s drummer. Hit play and enjoy.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Space in the City

June is bustin' out all over, but not everything in the garden's rosy. Look around you. Within a few minutes’ walk you can find a dozen ‘To …

June is bustin' out all over, but not everything in the garden's rosy. Look around you. Within a few minutes’ walk you can find a dozen ‘To 

Save Dev St: Heritage Crowdfunding

It began to look more ominous for the Devonshire Street shops when the report from the Council’s planning officers came out. It recommended …

It began to look more ominous for the Devonshire Street shops when the report from the Council’s planning officers came out. It recommended 

Love Tax: Crowdfunding for a better future

Tax has long been a dirty word. King John’s inspectors used to take the last groat from starving peasants. In our modern world of shiny aspi…

Tax has long been a dirty word. King John’s inspectors used to take the last groat from starving peasants. In our modern world of shiny aspi

Stone: A Stone’s Life

I’m in Remo’s in Broomhill which, I guarantee, still serves the best coffee in town, facing down many young pretenders. The girl at the next…

I’m in Remo’s in Broomhill which, I guarantee, still serves the best coffee in town, facing down many young pretenders. The girl at the next

Owen Jones: On Labour and The Left

After last month’s General Election result, the Left is in disarray. At the time of writing, the clearest voices in the Labour leadership co…

After last month’s General Election result, the Left is in disarray. At the time of writing, the clearest voices in the Labour leadership co

Cool Beans A Guide To Making A TV Show

It’s officially one year since I was called up to Now Then HQ, offered the job of Chief Column Person and handed a golden typewriter to writ…

It’s officially one year since I was called up to Now Then HQ, offered the job of Chief Column Person and handed a golden typewriter to writ

Brendan Monroe: Caught in Motion

It’s always nice to finish printing for summer with a bright and colourful art submission, which has been duly delivered by Oakland, Califor…

It’s always nice to finish printing for summer with a bright and colourful art submission, which has been duly delivered by Oakland, Califor

Sound Gigs In Your Lounge

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve rewritten this article a couple of times, with varying levels of success, but they have each, ultimately, e…

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve rewritten this article a couple of times, with varying levels of success, but they have each, ultimately, e

Michael Nyman: War Work

Michael Nyman is a world renowned composer, pianist, writer and critic. His lengthy collaboration with Peter Greenaway and his hugely popula…

Michael Nyman is a world renowned composer, pianist, writer and critic. His lengthy collaboration with Peter Greenaway and his hugely popula

Headsup Rosie Reed Hillman

Self-taught, Sheffield-based photographer and filmmaker, Rosie Reed Hillman, has been captivating audiences across the country this year wit…

Self-taught, Sheffield-based photographer and filmmaker, Rosie Reed Hillman, has been captivating audiences across the country this year wit

Filmreel Doc/Fest 2015

The UK’s biggest documentary and digital media festival, Doc/Fest, arrives in Sheffield from 5-10 June and promises another packed programme…

The UK’s biggest documentary and digital media festival, Doc/Fest, arrives in Sheffield from 5-10 June and promises another packed programme

BBQ

Recipe by Smoke BBQ Barbecued chicken is about as classic as it gets when it comes to grilling. This recipe assumes fairly large chicken p…

 Recipe by Smoke BBQ

Barbecued chicken is about as classic as it gets when it comes to grilling. This recipe assumes fairly large chicken p

Hollie McNish / Claire Basarich / Tom Chivers / James Lock

I’ve never liked abstract art. With Turner and the moody Dutch, you always knew what you were getting. A ship was a ship was a ship. R…

 I’ve never liked abstract art. 

With Turner and the moody Dutch, 
you always knew what you were getting. 
A ship was a ship was a ship. 
R

Levelz / October Drift / Mammal Hands / Ensemble 360

1 May Yellow Arch Studios 11 men, five hours and only one official track - you’d be forgiven for not knowing quite what to expect from toni…

1 May
Yellow Arch Studios 
11 men, five hours and only one official track - you’d be forgiven for not knowing quite what to expect from toni