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Issue 88 July 2015

As always, we take a break from print in July and August. This month we’ve got the illustrative talents of Nick Taylor on art duties. Don’t forget you can press the button the far left of the top menu bar to peruse the artwork on its own.

We’ve secured interviews with folklorist and storyteller Simon Heywood, Manchester-based Tru Thoughts musician Werkha and local studio and rehearsal space Hybrid³. I’d also recommend reading Alt-Sheff’s guide to summer festivals in Sheffield, as well as Joe Penrose’s great piece on AFC Unity, a local alternative women’s football team.

Get in touch if you’ve got something to say or if there’s something you think we should be covering.

This month’s mix comes from a long-time friend of Now Then, photographer and filmmaker Nathan Gibson. Gibbo’s got some diverse tastes, it seems. Press play.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Summer Festivals

Summer is made for carnivals. As the bees buzz and the grass gently cooks, Sheffield chills out a bit. Missing Peace in the Park? Don't fret…

Summer is made for carnivals. As the bees buzz and the grass gently cooks, Sheffield chills out a bit. Missing Peace in the Park? Don't fret

AFC Unity: Sheffield’s Alternative Football Club

It is testimony to Jay and Jane’s social enterprise that they describe moving into their new offices in Kelham Island, only to find that it …

It is testimony to Jay and Jane’s social enterprise that they describe moving into their new offices in Kelham Island, only to find that it 

Union Street : Get together Get stuff done

Union St co-working space is a new place to get stuff done. Nestled in the city centre, just off the top of the Moor, the lovingly refurbish…

Union St co-working space is a new place to get stuff done. Nestled in the city centre, just off the top of the Moor, the lovingly refurbish

The Net: The Internet and Me

From the age of two, I would sit in my little red chair at nursery, eyes fixated on a boxy computer screen in the hope of getting the little…

From the age of two, I would sit in my little red chair at nursery, eyes fixated on a boxy computer screen in the hope of getting the little

Simon Heywood: South Yorkshire Folk Tales

Simon Heywood is a storyteller, songwriter, folklorist and lecturer in storytelling and creative writing at Derby University. With a long ba…

Simon Heywood is a storyteller, songwriter, folklorist and lecturer in storytelling and creative writing at Derby University. With a long ba

I Am: Hallam Degree show round-up

There are signs dotted around Sheffield City Centre, leading from the train station to various venues within the Sheffield Hallam campus, al…

There are signs dotted around Sheffield City Centre, leading from the train station to various venues within the Sheffield Hallam campus, al

Urban Food

500g cooking apples, after peeling and coring 500g blackberries 75ml water 1kg sugar 1. Put the sliced apple and water into the preser…

 500g cooking apples, after peeling and coring 	
500g blackberries
75ml water 	
1kg sugar

1. Put the sliced apple and water into the preser

Charlotte Ansell / Jonathan Butcher / Chris Baldwin

My sister spent the seventies in a Wonder Woman costume, or that mud brown jumpsuit when she draped herself over Dad’s Cortina for a photo t…

My sister spent the seventies
in a Wonder Woman costume,
or that mud brown jumpsuit
when she draped herself over
Dad’s Cortina for a photo
t

Nick Taylor: Embracing happy accidents

With the online-only nature of July’s magazine, it seems natural to welcome Nick Taylor, a digital illustrator from Worksop, onto our pages …

With the online-only nature of July’s magazine, it seems natural to welcome Nick Taylor, a digital illustrator from Worksop, onto our pages 

Sound Got the Album, Got the T Shirt

No tour is complete without its merch tables, stocked up high with shirts, discs and limited edition knick-knacks - a stable way of earning …

No tour is complete without its merch tables, stocked up high with shirts, discs and limited edition knick-knacks - a stable way of earning 

Sauna Youth / Waxahatchee / Textility of Code / Steel City Rhythm

26 June Audacious Art Experiment Stuck between a camping warehouse and the Sheffield United away end, The Audacious Art Experiment’s little …

26 June
Audacious Art Experiment
Stuck between a camping warehouse and the Sheffield United away end, The Audacious Art Experiment’s little 

Werkha: From Zapatista to Tru Thoughts

Tom Leah, aka Werkha, had a large 2014. Following a track on a 2013 Gilles Peterson Brownswood compilation, he combined the release of his d…

Tom Leah, aka Werkha, had a large 2014. Following a track on a 2013 Gilles Peterson Brownswood compilation, he combined the release of his d

Headsup Hybrid³

Matt Ritchie is a local businessman and musician from Sheffield. He and business partner Dave O'Hagan recently launched Hybrid³, a creative …

Matt Ritchie is a local businessman and musician from Sheffield. He and business partner Dave O'Hagan recently launched Hybrid³, a creative 

Filmreel A Round-Up of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

17 years old and murdered for playing loud music. It sounds difficult to believe, but that’s the subject of director Marc Silver’s latest d…

 17 years old and murdered for playing loud music. It sounds difficult to believe, but that’s the subject of director Marc Silver’s latest d

Live / stage review Pioneer / Stewart Lee

27 May Crucible Studio Pioneer's concertineering of epic science fiction drama into a sputnik-sized stage and cast the size of a British A…

 27 May
Crucible Studio

Pioneer's concertineering of epic science fiction drama into a sputnik-sized stage and cast the size of a British A

Cool Beans A Guide To...

Twelve consecutive written guides came to an emotional conclusion in last month’s edition of Now Then with The Cool Beans Guide to Startin…


Twelve consecutive written guides came to an emotional conclusion in last month’s edition of Now Then with The Cool Beans Guide to Startin