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Issue 90 September 2015

It’s always a joy to come back into print after our online-only summer break in July and August. It feels like returning home. We love the web, but this is where we belong. We’re running a larger mag as well, which means we’ve crammed in even more than usual.

Top of the must-read list has to be Max Munday’s interview with Jeremy Corbyn. It’s refreshing to get his views directly from the man himself, rather than through the myriad filters applied to his every word in the last few months.

We also spoke to Warp Records’ Lonelady ahead of her gig supporting Factory Floor at Abbeydale Picture House on 2 October as part of Sensoria Festival. Plenty more good stuff happening between 25 September and 3 October, all listed at sensoria.org.uk.

Art comes courtesy of local painter Jo Peel. I spoke to her about her exhibition at Millennium Gallery, which runs until 11 October.

If you want to get involved with the mag, give me a shout.

Mix from Big Al of Squire of Gothos and Temple of Coke fame this month, the Yorkshire Youtube Ripper. Don’t forget, you can hear all of our past mixes on our Mixcloud page.

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This month's articles

Localcheck One City, Many Campaigns

September has flooded in, with a stream of interesting things going on in Sheffield - Diversity Fest, for a start. This free, one-day festiv…

September has flooded in, with a stream of interesting things going on in Sheffield - Diversity Fest, for a start. This free, one-day festiv

Devolution: Lost Cause?

Before the election, hopes for the devolution debate were high. Most of the parties agreed the ability of local councils to deliver essentia…

Before the election, hopes for the devolution debate were high. Most of the parties agreed the ability of local councils to deliver essentia

Jeremy Corbyn: A Quiet Voice For A Mass Movement

In the interests of transparency, I'm a Jeremy Corbyn supporter and have been helping to coordinate the campaign for his candidacy in Sheffi…

In the interests of transparency, I'm a Jeremy Corbyn supporter and have been helping to coordinate the campaign for his candidacy in Sheffi

Pluto: Three Billion Miles and Counting

Until a few weeks ago, the incredible three billion miles between us and Pluto meant that our best view of the planet came from the Hubble S…

Until a few weeks ago, the incredible three billion miles between us and Pluto meant that our best view of the planet came from the Hubble S

Real Junk Food: Pay What You Feel

The Real Junk Food Project began in Leeds in December 2013, after chef Adam Smith returned from Australia with a vision to feed the world. T…

The Real Junk Food Project began in Leeds in December 2013, after chef Adam Smith returned from Australia with a vision to feed the world. T

Kate Garrett / Chris Jones / Ryan Madin / Gevi Carver

They always met in the room at the back of the shop. It was one of those shops where the coloured crystals in baskets (just £1 each, ‘full …

 They always met in the room at the back of the shop. It was one of those shops where the coloured crystals in baskets (just £1 each, ‘full 

Endings: Let Sleeping Manuscripts Lie

Considering he’s been dead for 40 years, JRR Tolkien has been very busy of late. This summer it was announced that Tolkien’s first work, a n…

Considering he’s been dead for 40 years, JRR Tolkien has been very busy of late. This summer it was announced that Tolkien’s first work, a n

Drugs: Laughing Mass

The government are united against laughing gas (but not shale gas, of course), but more 'legal highs' are on course for the underground mark…

The government are united against laughing gas (but not shale gas, of course), but more 'legal highs' are on course for the underground mark

Jo Peel: City on the Move

If you've lived in Sheffield for a little while, you will probably have seen some of Jo Peel's artwork on your travels. While primarily a pa…

If you've lived in Sheffield for a little while, you will probably have seen some of Jo Peel's artwork on your travels. While primarily a pa

Sound Streaming

When a London computer scientist called Tim created the world wide web 25 years ago, he could hardly have envisaged what effect it would hav…

When a London computer scientist called Tim created the world wide web 25 years ago, he could hardly have envisaged what effect it would hav

Y Not Festival / Trust Fund / Little Braves

31 July - 2 Aug Pikehall, Derbyshire If Snoop Dogg making an appearance near Matlock wasn’t a good enough reason to attend, then there was…

31 July - 2 Aug
 Pikehall, Derbyshire 
If Snoop Dogg making an appearance near Matlock wasn’t a good enough reason to attend, then there was

Lonelady: Charting the Hinterland

With this year’s Sensoria Festival almost in sight, excitement is building around the myriad of acts that will be gracing the streets and st…

With this year’s Sensoria Festival almost in sight, excitement is building around the myriad of acts that will be gracing the streets and st

Headsup Bloc Projects

Originally set up in 2002, Bloc Projects provides a platform for artists to develop their work and open up dialogues with other artists and …

Originally set up in 2002, Bloc Projects provides a platform for artists to develop their work and open up dialogues with other artists and 

Live / stage review Emma / 22 August / Botanical Gardens

Anyone taking a casual stroll through the Botanical Gardens on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon towards the end of August will have been met…

Anyone taking a casual stroll through the Botanical Gardens on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon towards the end of August will have been met

Filmreel Films at Picture House Social / Listings

On 13 September, local film groups Magic Lantern and Cafe #9's Film/Coffee/Music present an afternoon of movies at Picture House Social’s m…

 On 13 September, local film groups Magic Lantern and Cafe #9's Film/Coffee/Music present an afternoon of movies at Picture House Social’s m

Beer

Serves 4 Recipe by Tom Gibson-Howarth, The Beer Engine 4 corn-fed chicken breasts 1 tbsp harissa​​​​ 2 preserved lemons, halved ½ tsp gro…

 Serves 4

Recipe by Tom Gibson-Howarth, The Beer Engine

4 corn-fed chicken breasts
1 tbsp harissa​​​​
2 preserved lemons, halved
½ tsp gro

Cool Beans Afraid of Rejection / Old Reds / Soup Reviews

Alarm bells start ringing when I see taglines like 'Great For Cooking'. To me that reads as 'Not So Great For Eating'. Like a horrible wine…

 Alarm bells start ringing when I see taglines like 'Great For Cooking'. To me that reads as 'Not So Great For Eating'. Like a horrible wine