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Issue 89 August 2015

Sometimes we get accused of being a bit serious. Though there’s always plenty to moan about – and everyone loves a good wallow from time to time – it’s great to feature local artwork that raises the spirits. Vincent James is based in Rochdale and currently has a residency at PAPER Gallery in Manchester, running until 5 September. His work stands out for its interesting use of materials and playful sense of humour, rich with references to the greats of the cartoon world.

Words wise, we’ve got interviews with Andy Fairweather Low and Ghostpoet, an interesting anonymous piece on talking about depression, and another strong (and strange) piece from Andrew Wood entitled ‘Alien Summer’.

As ever, we’ll be back in print next month, so keep them peeled.

This month's articles

Localcheck Dead trees don't talk

Why does Sheffield City Council keep getting things so wrong? Major protests are rising up against apparently minor decisions, from…

Sheffield Design Week : 13-21 June

Leafing through the brochure for Sheffield Design Week 2015, what immediately impresses is the sheer range of artefacts and creative…

Depression: Trying to talk about it

Depression is hard to describe, partly because it is hard to visualise or understand, even for the person suffering it, and harder still…

Greek

Recipe by Pepy Drositi Makes 25-30 pies 500g self-raising flour 250g margarine, melted and cooled 200g Greek yogurt 100g strong…

Cool Beans A Round Up

I can only imagine how a child in the 60s felt in the era of the bomb - Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, all that. Destruction like a…

Sound Be Excellent to Each Other

One thing I really struggle to understand is rivalry in the world of local music. Whether it’s promoters or bands, venues or fans, so often…

Tramlines / Algorave / Julia McInally

17 July Harland Cafe When most people think 'gig', they imagine a bustling bar, full of sweaty bodies, packed in so close that you have to…

Filmreel Threads

It’s a busy Thursday morning in May on The Moor. Men, women and children are all wandering the high street looking for the latest bargains,…

Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin

“I think we’re in a time now where genre is irrelevant.” It’s in unusual surroundings that I meet Ghostpoet backstage, before he opens…