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74: sound of the underground The team behind popular city centre venue Café Totem are collaborating with recently opened events space Sidney&Matilda on a new subterranean gig spot in the Steel City. We got the skinny from Cafe Totem owner Paul Tuffs.
91: method to the madness Vibrant local artist Marcus Method chats to Sally Strong about his creative process.
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Hop Hideout Beer Shop & Tasting Room February - New Zealand Beer Month March - Sheﬃeld Beer Week 6th to 15th: Week Long Beer & Food Paired Menu Tues 10th: Ones to Watch ft Vault City & Pastore Brewing Thurs 12th: Women in Beer & Brewing Walking Tour with SheFest Sat 14th: Sheﬃeld Mikkeller Running Club 5th Birthday 5km to Saint Mars Sat 14th: Siren Brewery & Salt Beer Factory Joi Joint Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer
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A week-long festival celebrating the city’s worldrenowned association with quality brewing, Sheffield Beer Week returns 9-15 March bringing with it a fresh selection of bespoke beery events. The main themes this year are based around beer and food, heritage and community – featuring everything from exclusive tap takeovers, showcases and collabs to film screenings, foodie events and quiz nights.
Indie Beer Feast (6-7 March) Kicking things off, we have a weekend festival celebrating of great independent craft beer in the iconic Abbeydale Picture House with 15+ brewery bar, street food, gin offerings, a Hogan’s cider bar, a Hop Hideout bottle bar and a new natural wine bar hosted by award-winning Sheffield venue Public.
Hop Hideout x Kommune paired menu All week Hop Hideout will team up with Kommune to recommend beers sourced from the Indie Beer Feast with dishes from independent food traders (10 in total), while The Crow Inn will also be collaborating with The Rutland Arms on beer and dessert pairings (8 March).
Get walking As part of the festival’s “Community” strand, there will be a series of walking tours taking place including Dave Pickersgill’s popular pub and industrial heritage walk (12-13 March), a Kelham Island food and beer tour (14 March), and the SheFest Women in Beer and Brewing tour (12 March).
Catch a flick Fancy taking a break from it all with a film? You can see the UK premiere of Beer! The Best Film Ever Brewed, a brand new documentary which takes a deep dive into the international beer industry. Showing at the Showroom Cinema and followed by a special Q+A and afterparty (13 March).
Brewing together There will be plenty of exclusive collabs on offer throughout the week, such as the official festival beer brewed for 2020’s charity partnership supporting The Friends of Edward Carpenter with Sheffield based LGBTQ+ beer group Out and About and Lost Industry Brewing.
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Exposed Awards 2020: Vote NOW! Ladies and gents, we’re just a couple of months away from our annual do bigging up the very best of Sheffield – and you still have time to make your vote count! All you need to do is register at exposedmagazine.co.uk, fill out your choices before closing date in April and we’ll announce shortlists the following day. What’s the plan this year? It’ll be the usual big night craic, taking place at 92 Burton Road on Thursday 21 May and celebrating the cream of the local crop spanning food, drink, culture, fashion, music and beyond – with all winners on the night chosen by you lovely lot, the Exposed readership. When does voting open? Voting is open now and you’ve got up until the end of April to cast your votes. Once the votes are counted, we’ll announce the shortlist for each category before
another week of voting. The one with the most votes wins. Simples. ‘Ow Much? Tickets are £40 a pop (£20 standing), which includes entry to the awards, drinks on arrival and food from a range of Peddler’s finest street food traders – as well as plenty of live entertainment to get you in the party mood. Late’un? We’ve managed two secure two cracking afterparty venues in Mexican-inspired party haven piña and popular late-night dive bar Firepit Rocks. Might be an idea to book the next day off work, like…
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The Quays to Success A brand new bar and restaurant is opening at Victoria Quays, just in time for spring. Cormorant Kitchen, will be opening in April/May in arches 18 and 19 at the quays, next door to popular drinking spot Dorothy Pax. “The concept is quality dining, it won’t be about pretension,” owner Morgan Davies, who will be opening the venue along with fellow directors Samuel Humphries, Matt Guillot and Bally Johal, tells us. “We’ll have an à la carte menu and a tasting menu with 6-8 courses, which will be seasonal. As well as a standard menu we’ll have a full vegan menu and people will be able to chop and change with three from each, for example.” Morgan, who opened Barrowboy on Abbeydale Road almost two years ago to much success, has drafted in chef Joseph Sorsby, who’s spent a couple of years in Michelin Starred restaurants in Rotterdam. “We’ve had the place a while,” adds Morgan. “It’s been a long process and we were hoping to open before Christmas but we’ve been held
back by a few things. The idea is quality products but we don’t want to alienate anyone. It’s going to be Sheffield food, done really well. “The name comes from the sea bird that in recent years has been seen across all the English waterways, including canals. But also, the Cormorant was how the devil disguised himself in Paradise Lost
to break into the garden of Eden. I’m not saying Victoria Quays is paradise but it isn’t far off!” Cormorant, which will be able to serve around 30 people in the restaurant arch (more on the bar arch later), is aiming to be entirely sustainable with their produce. “Sustainability is a big thing for us – any waste and leftover products
goes straight back into the food or a cocktail. For example some things will be used as a cordial after being used to create a dish.” The bar and restaurant will be opening next door to the Dorothy Pax, which has become quite the spot over the years. “We know Rich at the Dorothy Pax really well and the idea is for both venues to complement each other rather than be competitors. The Quays are one of the most beautiful areas in Sheffield, especially in the summer. “The bar side of it is really important for me and I’m really excited for it – it’ll be a cocktail and wine bar, but we’ll obviously have a few beers on. It really excites me whether you’re sat having a bottle of wine in the evening or a pint of Peroni – or whatever it might be – sat outside in the sun and having a good time. We’re looking at around 70 to 80 capacity outside on the bar side, so we’re hoping people come and have a long experience in the evening where they can enjoy themselves and have a blow out with all the thrills.”
Cormorant Kitchen opens in spring at 18-19 Victoria Quays. Head to their Insta @cormorantkitchen for further updates
Restoration of Leah’s Yard to play a ‘key role in new cultural district’
A planning application to start the restoration of the Grade II-listed Leah’s Yard has been submitted, with the long-term vision for the building to play a key role in a new cultural district in Sheffield city centre. Leah’s Yard, which sits on Cambridge Street within the Council’s £470 million Heart of the City II development, houses a collection of small, former industrial workshops. Although plans are still in the early stages, the council and its strategic development partner, Queensberry, is hoping to maintain the site’s unique Sheffield character and provide new ‘maker’ space for the city’s creative generations. The project team will be inviting bids toward the end of March this year from interested organisations who may wish to occupy and manage the spaces. In the meantime, permission is being sought to undertake the fundamental construction works to make the building structurally sound and to bring it back into a usable condition. Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield city council, said: “We are attempting to retain
attractive heritage across the Heart of the City II site, whilst ensuring we create exciting new spaces that are beneficial and sustainable to the local economy. “With some of the most interesting architecture in the city centre, this city block was always going to be one of the most challenging and rewarding blocks in the masterplan. Bringing Leah’s Yard back to its former glory is something high on our list of priorities. We believe the new plans for the building will help give a cultural heart and social anchor to the scheme. Today’s application for Listed Building Consent on Leah’s Yard is the first step in realising its true potential.” Sheffield city council has also been working closely with heritage interest groups in the city. They have been discussing design and usage ideas, and all feedback is being considered in the evolving plans for Leah’s Yard and wider Cambridge Street site. www.exposedmagazine.co.uk | 13
Out with the old, in with the new…
Exposed’s Marc Barker recently spent an afternoon taking in some of the city’s centre more intriguing architecture; from the famous ‘Cheesegrater’ building and sleek towers to 80s brutalism and abandoned local boozers, it’s a quick snapshot of an everchanging Sheffield. @marcabarkerphotography
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The human brain is a remarkably efficient organ. It achieves this efficiency by systematically ignoring what is always there and only soaking up wholeheartedly whatever is novel. This is no doubt a very useful trick, but it has its downsides. It means that most of the time, our hometown is actually invisible to us. Its gigantic buildings and twisting, unique landmarks pass right before our eyes, and as if some dynamo had snuck them up his sleeve, they pass straight into the void of inattention. A word of advice to aspiring magicians: If you want to make the Eiffel tower disappear, simply pass it on your way to work every morning! Is there a way around this blind spot? After all, this blindness is hard won. The same way that washing a t-shirt every day will fade its colour, it is waking up in the same place every day that costs a city its sheen. The contours and unique character of the city, vivid red for a tourist, are a tired pastel pink for a local, who has unwound in the Peace Gardens, spent far too much in Meadowhall, frolicked in Norfolk Park, threw up chunks outside Leadmill, dined in Damon’s, and wandered down West Street more times than they would care to admit. The best way to see your city more clearly is, paradoxically, to leave it. For that reason, I’ll describe Sheffield by hardly describing it all. I will instead describe how it felt to come back to it, after the first time I went on holiday as an adult, in July of 2016. “Come on then d*ckhead, we can sleep on’t plane!” I rouse from my sleep. My friend Bob is standing over me. Ben, a skinny lad whose pasty skin is now lobster-toned from six days of Kavos sun, is packing a suitcase in his boxer shorts. “When do we need to leave the room?” I grunt inarticulately. “By 11,” comes the reply. “It’s ‘alf ten now.” Damn it. The plane ride home is a blur, as
all the hangovers I’ve been stacking up over the course of the week start to bear down on me. Soon after, our minibus comes to pick us up, and on the journey back the north of England presents itself to me, as it must present itself to tourists. I notice the way the road signs look. I notice the architecture: Shoddy hotels and strips of Greek nightclubs had long since given way to sturdy little terraced houses and Victorian pubs with names like ‘The King’s Arms’. As we move towards Sheffield, its skyline is distinctly brutal and blocky, and as we moved deeper into it, the austere greys of the former industrial town gave way to the peppy light greys and pristine silver of the city centre. I felt a distinct pang of relief when we passed the train station, with its water fountains that spray and spit to impress visitors. Home was in sight. Since then, I’ve come to learn that any time one leaves the city, you can learn something new about your hometown. When I went to Greece, I had been struck by how sleek Sheffield is. When I went to Amsterdam, it was how hilly (there’s a reason people cycle everywhere in Amsterdam). When I returned from London, I thanked my lucky stars that I lived in a place where people were so friendly and open to each other, and I came to notice how cosy Sheffield is, balancing beautifully as it does between rural and urban, cosy and metropolitan. That is all I have to say about Sheffield. In describing Sheffield, I could talk about the many special memories I have made over a lifetime of living here. But that would be to attack things indirectly, and to downplay the importance of the people who made those memories. I want to describe the character of the city, friendly and strong, industrial and cosy. I only hope that one day I will have travelled enough to describe Sheffield completely.
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“I came to notice how cosy Sheffield is, balancing beautifully as it does between rural and urban, cosy and metropolitan...”
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Our masterclasses are all h o s t e d b y g i n d i s ti l l e r s , producers or industry experts. Each one will give an insight into the brand’s heritage and d i s ti l l a ti o n p r o c e s s .
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Championing women’s rights and gender equality since its inaugural event in 2015, SheFest makes a return to Sheffield with a whole host of inclusive events, activities, workshops, film screenings and much, much more. There’s plenty on offer during the 10-day celebration this year, with a jam-packed programme available to peruse at shefest.org.uk. Here a few suggestions to get you started with in the the meantime... Period Party
Saturday 7th March // £6 // DINA The Period Party, taking place on Saturday 7th March, is set to be a fun-packed night of games, cake, singing and dancing. But it’s not just an opportunity for partying; the event takes place in collaboration with Dig Deep, a Kenya-based charity for women attempting to put an end to period poverty and shame with the help of the Period Party, as well as the charity Campaign Against Period Poverty, which is local to Sheffield. The event will also be collecting menstrual products in support of these charities.
In Conversation with Munroe Bergdorf
Sunday 8th March // From £12 // Sheffield Student’s Union Taking the prime spot of International Women’s Day, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf will be discussing feminism, diversity and transgender inclusion at the Sheffield Students’ Union. The event is hosted by Sile Sibanda from BBC Radio Sheffield and is running in
mastery of Anz., Jossy Mitsu, Tino, DJ JESS and Gracie T.
A Beautiful Way to be Crazy
Friday 13th March // From £5 // Kommune Retelling the stories of women in the music industry, Genevieve Carver, Lucy Huzzard, Kira Craig and The Unsung work together the mediums of storytelling, music and poetry performance, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy promises to be one of the festival’s major highlights.
partnership with DIVA Magazine and SAYiT. Race, gender and LGBTQ+ topics will be honestly discussed, followed by an audience Q&A session which will be open to the floor.
as a prisoner in Sheffield over the course of a three mile walk that visits aspects of her visit to the city, including Sheffield Manor Lodge and the cathedral-stained window in which Mary is depicted.
Mary Queen of Scots: A Walking History
TTC x Peachy x SheFest
Tuesday 10th March // £5 // Manor Lodge Co-hosted by Her on a Hill, this event is a must for history enthusiasts. The event takes a look at Mary Queen of Scots’ fourteen years held
Tuesday 10th March // From £6 // Foundry The Tuesday Club and Peachy are collaborating once again to produce the SheFest Official After Party. Hosted by the Foundry, the event features a lineup of the musical
For information on tickets, head over to shefest.org.uk/shefest-2020
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It has been two years since husband and wife team Al and Jo Marriott moved the Indie Arcade from the Nichols Building into new premises on Scotland Street. A menagerie of quirky vintage products, covering everything from retro clothing to an impressive vinyl collection, the duo have managed to replicate its alluring treasure trove-style appeal in a shop jam-packed with curiosities. “Organised chaos” as Jo calls it, who spent over 20 years with the Derbyshire Police before turning a lifelong passion for vintage into a full-time occupation. You’ll also be able to find her Tank Top Vintage clothing line in-store – a handpicked selection of unique 60s/70s pieces for men and women. It might be tucked away slightly from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but it’s just a ten-minute walk from the High Street or Kelham Island and worth steering off the beaten track for an entertaining browse. 122 Scotland Street, S3 7DE facebook.com/TheIndieArcade Weds – Sat: 11am-5pm // Sun: 11am-3pm
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WHAT COULD YOU DO IN 2020
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Get your school, nursery, friends or family involved and help your little ones organise their own sponsored walk for our hospital.
Back for its second year, bring your family and friends for a walk around the beautiful grounds of the Chatsworth Estate.
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Snowflakes switch on 30th November See your snowflakes light up the side of the hospital.
Explore Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! Take to the Sheffield streets for Team Theo! Charity places available.
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Exposed In Session is taking a little break this month, but here’s a quick word or two from the Sheff music scene until it returns…
SHEAFS make their debut Ahead of the official album release on 6 March, Blood Records are offering an exclusive vinyl release of SHEAFS debut EP Vox Pop. You can get your hands on a signed and hand-numbered pressed 12” white vinyl, available at www. bloodrecords.co.uk. The EP was produced by Tarek Musa and Jonathan Hucks (Dead Nature/Spring King), recorded at Whitewood Recording Studio in Liverpool before being mastered by the acclaimed Mike Cave. The band are now heading out on a UK tour which will come to an end with a sold-out hometown show at Sheffield’s Café Totem on 12 March. sheafs.co.uk
Back in the mix Infection afrofusion outfit K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade have recently released the remixes to their album Wahala Wahala. Remixes from the Struggle features mixes by Andy H, Cervo, Village Cuts, Tom Excell and Hippo Soundsystem. Available from zongobrigade.bandcamp.com. facebook.com/zongobrigade
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Just in case you missed it, here a few hot releases from last month worth getting your tabs around. Life Aquatic Band released their debut album L.A.B.P.D (Or, Band on the Hunt.) last month with a big launch gig at Picture House Social. Now available to stream on Spotify, Folk-pop group Before Breakfast were back on scintillating form with Stand, a single addressing social expectations and the notion of settling down
in your mid-thirties. Available on all streaming platforms. Singer/songwriter Rosey PM released new song Soft Focus earlier this February as a precursor to her upcoming summer EP. Described, quite brilliantly, as “the l-ofi soulful ballad of a misty eyed frog” – but we’ll let you make up your own minds, like. Streaming available at soundcloud.com/ blancmangelounge.
Oh Papa are set to release their latest single ‘I Wouldn’t Mind’ on 13 March 2020 ahead of their upcoming EP (release date TBA). The album was records Tesla Studios with David Glover (Slow Club, Self Esteem) and according to bassist Philippe Clegg, the new track is about “the concept of offence, and how pointless being offended by things can be.” This follows the release of their most recent single ‘Magnetic’ (ft Before Breakfast) in December 2019 and the Papa Les EP in 2018. facebook.com/ohpapaband
Return of the Juju Club Thirty-three years after Papa Al and friends started the JuJu Club in Sheffield, the JuJu Club name continues to represent hot and tropical dance music in Sheffield. Founder Papa Al beams out his selections of global delights every week on Sheffield Live Community Radio while pulling off the occasional live gig, keeping the JuJu Club spirit of great, friendly, party nights featuring many of the most exciting world music artists. His latest venture is ‘JuJu at Jabbarwocky’, an occasional gig at the recently opened
Jabbarwocky venue on London Rd. Jabbarwocky still pays homage its Polish roots from the bar’s former days as The Ambasada, a centre for the local Polish community, with a fine selction of Polish beers and vodkas alongside a quality range of keg and craft beers and ales. The venue is just right for us
Whether you’re looking to create your first release, or make a statement with a deluxe boxset, Breed Media can help to guide you from start to finish. Operating out of the Workstation, the team has been manufacturing for music and media since 2008. They’ve worked with some great bands from Sheffield, such as ‘The Everly Pregnant Brothers’, ‘In The Nursery’ and ‘Heaven 17’ and many based further afield, such as ‘Sleaford Mods’, ‘Edwyn Collins’ and ‘Goat’. Breed Media is run by Graham, Jack and James, three Northerners who have found a home in the Steel City. With an extensive amount of experience in the design and music industries, and a strong belief that making a record should be a great experience, the trio are the perfect fit for independent labels and bands hoping to make beautiful physical media.
says Papa Al, great drinks, fine homemade foods (including of course goulash) and a brilliant location. The opening JuJu at Jabbarwocky on Friday 27 March, features the JuJu DJs (Papa Al, Aejaz Zee & The Globologists with a live performance by ‘Spit n Strings’, Sheffield’s acoustic hip-hop quartet, famous for their sharp, humorous lyrics combined with witty social commentary. The gig is free to attend and runs from 8 to midnight. facebook.com/Jujuclubsheffiel
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One of the most influential bands to come out of the late-noughties post-hardcore scene – a mob filled with one album wonders and bands you’ve not listened to since your MySpace days – Enter Shikari have again demonstrated their knack for boundary-pushing innovation with the announcement of their 6th studio album, touted as their most eclectic offering to date. Ahead of their upcoming album launch tour, which sees them pay a visit to The Leadmill next month, Exposed’s Charlotte Stanbra caught up with frontman Rou Reynolds to discover what we can expect from the self-produced Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible. Can you talk us through the inspiration behind the new album? Each album we’ve done is different, but there’s definitely a new vibe and atmosphere behind this one. We wanted to write an album that felt like the definitive Enter Shikari album… you know, the one you’d give to your mate if you were trying to get them into our band. Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is its name. What’s the meaning behind that? Overall it’s a reflection of how things feel at the moment. There are three main components: pain, understanding and compassion. The first half of the title, ‘Nothing Is True’, focuses on how slippery everything is. The world we now live in is very tribal and polarised because everyone has their own opinions which can be very impassioned, very fixed and very cemented. With news outlets, their biases and advertising it’s very true to grasp what is true and what isn’t. The second half of the title, ‘Everything Is Possible’, is almost like a double entendre. “You can choose anything” implies choice, whereas “everything is possible” implies it’s possible and will be done regardless of whether it’s you that is choosing. It’s pretty much a reflection of what society feels like. We’ve had so many shocks in the last few years, with Trump becoming President being one of those crazy and insane things. Now more than ever everything you can think of is possible and on the table. It’s quite terrifying. The album is centred on the theme of possibility and how that can be interesting, motivational, positive and also quite scary. With the music we tried to push ourselves as much as possible. How have things moved on from your last album, The Spark? The Spark was a defining moment in our run so far, as it really was quite something. We called our previous album our post-punk album because it was the moment where we were just fed up of
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being defined as a noisy band. You know, a punk band, an electronic rock band, whatever people want call us. We wanted to prove that melody is absolutely essential to what Shakari does – that was the focus for that album, whereas this album is us trying to hop back to everything that we’ve ever done. It tries to show off the full spectrum of Shikari. We’ve always said we’ve been lucky in terms of not conforming to a genre and feeling free to produce what we want. Growing up just outside London there was a thriving pink scene, but at the same time I was lucky enough to have a DJ as a Dad who touched on Motown and the Northern Soul collection and that was boosted into my veins from a very young age. I also studied classical at school, and one of the first instruments I learnt was the trumpet. Obviously, as we got older we got into the dance culture too; we listened to D&B, garage and house. We also had the ability to watch dubstep from its beginning in south London. All these things have seeped into us really. We’ve never been the type of people to define ourselves to one music genre. For us, music is this whole exciting palette and we want to use it all.
the face that says, “Shikari are back”. It just felt like the right track to use. I don’t think any of the tracks by themselves can be a representation of what the whole album is, as there’s just so much variety. I think it just ticks the box and it’s an exciting song so it was something we wanted to lead with.
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I know you’ve been quite open about your mental health in the media. How did you find working on the new record? Interestingly, it’s the first album that I’ve produced myself so there’s been an insane amount of hours that went into this album more than any other. Annoyingly our deadline got brought forward as well so the end of this album was really quite stressful, but we got it done and we’re all super proud of it. Music creation is a weird one: it can be really stressful, but it can also be just the thing you need to help you relieve stress. Creativity is a wonderful thing. The production of it has been a two-sided coin really. I’ve been a stressed about upcoming deadlines, but creativity also helps me to conquer that.
It’s that element of non-conforming which really sets Enter Shikari apart. Yeah, I don’t really know how that happened. We count ourselves quite lucky really and I think now people expect the unexpected with us. We’re so thankful for it.
You talked about being on a time crunch. How long has it all been in the works? We started it in spring last year and wrote it throughout the summer. We did a few sessions around Worcestershire in really beautiful old manor houses that convert into studios, as well as a little bit in Texas when we were on tour in America. There’s also an orchestral piece on the album which was done in Prague with a harmonic Orchestra – now that was incredible. The rest of it we did around mine in the studio that I have in my house. It was a long run, a gentle experience at first, and as we got to Christmas, especially January, it was absolutely insane. Lots of sleepless nights to get it done, but it was all so worth it.
Why did you pick ‘The Dreamers Hotel’ as your first single release? ‘The Dreamers Hotel’ is one of the more energetic songs on the album and it felt like a proper slap in
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cover story afraid to be a punk band again by getting sweaty and playing those smaller places. We enjoy every size venue, each opportunity just the same as another. We wanted a rowdy one to start the tour and The Leadmill seemed like the perfect place. What are the plans once the release tour is out of the way? We’re still working on that at the moment. I think a lot of the summer with be us transferring the album to the live world. That’s one thing we never really think about while we’re in the studio, how we’re gonna do it live. It’s a good thing because it spurs on creativity, but now we’re at the point where we’ve got to work it out which can be quite a difficult process. We’re very lucky to have an amazing crew of engineers who help us get to grips with how we’re gonna do it. We’re not doing any UK festivals this year – I actually think it’ll be the first time in our career that we haven’t done any. What’s the lead-up to the album release been like so far? We’re a little bit anxious, but mainly excited. It’s 17th April so still a little way off yet. We’ll release another single before or around the same time as the album. We’re ready and raring to go. Must have been nice to see The Dreamers Hotel crowned single of the week [17th February] on KERRANG Radio? Everything like that is super helpful. I think when you go away, write for a while and bring out something new, you’ll always get a bit scared. You’ll always wonder if you’re still relevant and if anyone still cares. It’s been amazing; we always have a lot of support. We’re very lucky.
On that note, a big topic of conversation in the media at the moment is negative press and social media trolling after the tragic death of Caroline Flack. How do you deal with any negativity you may face? We’re not celebrities so we never get hell, just the occasional couple of comments. One time, a few years ago, I did an article about VIP meet and greets, so when artists and bands charge extortionate prices to meet them. I got a lot of backlash from that because a singled out a few artists, Taylor Swift included, and oh my god, her fans. Very passionate. I felt the full force of her fans, but I just left Twitter for a few days. I think that’s what I’ve learnt: you have to balance these things out. I don’t use social media half as much as I used to. It really can be quite dangerous, so sometimes I just walk away or others I just make sure I’m not using it that much. I try to focus on the really world. I’m the sort of person that doesn’t like conflict. Last, but most certainly not least, what’s your favourite lyric from Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible? Let me get the lyrics up. There’s one song, the song that has the title of the album in it [Waltzing off the Face of the Earth] has got some of my favourite lyrics in it. It’s probably the most depressing song on the album, but it has a comical twist to it as well. I think that’s one of the best things about humanity, that when we’re in difficult situations we always have humour. It starts off with the verse “Regardless of what you feel this song isn’t real and the earth isn’t sphere and you’re not really here”. I quite like that; it gives sort of a strange opening.
Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is out 17 April, and Enter Shikari play The Leadmill on 18 April.
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New Vietnamese street food restaurant opens in Leopold Square The brainchild of husband and wife duo, Stephen and Juliette Wall, Pho was established in 2005 following the couple’s trip to Vietnam where they fell in love with the country’s national dish, pho. The healthy rice noodle soup which Pho specialises in is dubbed as the ‘soul of the nation’ in its native Vietnam. The broths take more than 12 hours to prepare and they are packed full of nutrients, herbs and spices. As well as the restaurant’s signature dish, pho – of which it has more than 15 different kinds on the menu ranging from beef brisket to tofu and mushrooms – Pho also offers a variety of healthy Vietnamese dishes including crispy summer rolls, tasty curries, spicy salads and nutritious colourful rice bowls accompanied by an array of cocktails, fresh juices, Vietnamese beers and a great wine list. Pho’s menu is almost entirely gluten free (accredited by Coeliac UK) and they have a special vegan menu featuring ‘THIS isn’t chicken’ dishes, plus lots of plant-based options and ‘prawnless crackers’. This opening serves as something of a homecoming for Pho, as Sheffield is where owners Stephen and Juliette met when they were students at Sheffield Hallam University. phocafe.co.uk/Sheffield
The city’s first mac and cheese restaurant opened last month as part of the rejuvenation of Orchard Square into an independent foodie area. Sisters Emily and Hatty Webster, who run the Fizz and Fromage food truck that you’ll have seen at the likes of Sheffield Food Festival, will be lending their expertise to new restaurant Macpot, which will be located at Orchard Square Terrace. “We’ve seen it work in other cities like in Manchester and Leeds where people do just one thing really well, so that’s what we’ll be doing with Macpot,” owner Hatty tells us. “Loaded mac and cheese pots, with pulled pork, or a veggie option. We’re doing a carbonara offering and a vegan cheese sauce too.” Alongside fellow newbies Fool’s Gold, Macpot is part of a wider development at Orchard Square. “It’s a little 40 seater plot, Orchard Square is a lovely part of town and
they’re trying to turn it into a food and drinks location where people can come and sit in the sunshine and maybe have a drink after work.” For Hatty, opening a place with sister Emily won’t be too unfamiliar, having ran the popular Fizz and Fromage truck for the last three years. Initially, the sisters looked at launching a gin van but chose to go down the fromage route. “We always wanted to get into the street food business. We’ve worked together for a few years, she has a background in hospitality and I’ve worked in marketing, so it’s nice to have a permanent premises. “You can’t go wrong with cheese. It’s sociable, accessible and delicious!”
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VorV only opened two months ago, but the plant-based restaurant has created quite the stir amongst foodies in Kelham Island. It’s been quite the journey for the Burgess brothers. They’ve been all over the place – Vancouver and Melbourne via Champs in Hillsborough, with their sometimes-separate voyages accumulating in the opening of the VorV restaurant in Kelham Island – a wholly plant-based venue with a menu that packs a punch. Nick Burgess greets us at VorV, situated just off Green Lane inside Wharncliffe Works. But for the big A-Board pointing you in the direction of the front door, tucked away down Cornish Street, you’re unlikely to stumble across it, but that only adds to the charm. Having built the inside of the restaurant themselves, the Burgess brothers have done an impeccable job at turning a tall, dull warehouse unit into an airy, colourful venue which is showered in natural light thanks to the skylights on the ceiling. After travelling the world (“we went everywhere,” Nick tells us), the brothers settled with Nick at a restaurant in Vancouver, and Matt working in various bars and pubs around Sheffield. The commitment though, was always there to run a business together at some point. “Matt ran Champs in Hillsborough back in 2014 and when I came back I went in as assistant manager. We were there for five years, he was the area manager for Champs and was based down at the Ecclesall Road one and I was managing the Hillsborough one. “We’d planned this for four years. We did a lot of trips down to London and Brighton and saw the vegetarian and vegan scene there. We went to a few cool little spots in Brighton and it was just packed and we thought this is fantastic. So when we had the opportunity to go through 50 | www.exposedmagazine.co.uk
with it we took the plunge and spent a bit of time working on this place. We were lucky we were still the first ones to do it when we finally got open.” Of course Sheffield has a renowned vegan scene, but Nick and Matt felt like Sheffield needed something more. “We thought Sheffield was missing a proper restaurant where anybody can go to, whether you’re a vegan or vegetarian. It’s not like going to a pub and hoping there’s an option on the menu. We cater for everybody but we wanted to give vegans and vegetarians an even bigger choice.” Whilst we chatted to Nick, former Gatsby chef Danny Lynn (pictured above right) rustled up a few dishes for us to try. The first two: samphire tempura and okra fries, the latter having the most delicious coriander chutney drizzled over the top. It was a perfect small plate and something which VorV is becoming known for due to their two for one deal on a Tuesday. Following that, some sweetcorn pancakes were brought out, topped with chipotle fried eggs, chilli jam and coriander. Once again, we were thoroughly impressed at the sheer flavour of it and that in itself became the theme of the afternoon. “It’s a very eclectic menu,” Nick tells us as we pause ahead of the main dishes. “A lot of it is Middle Eastern and Asian influences, seasoning and spices. Chef Danny from Gatsby wanted to expand his menu and ability and we were very much looking for someone like him. We wanted to be fully plant-based and bring a vegetablebased menu to Sheffield and he was really up for it. We’d seen some of the things he wanted to try and we thought it was a perfect fit for us.” Two further dishes were brought out, the highlight for me being the Kimchi fried rice with chilli-fried tofu.
I never thought I’d wax lyrical about broccoli in a food review, but here I am, one day after the fact and pining for more. The rest of the dish was filled with flavoursome veggies like spinach and pickled carrot and at £8.50 for the job lot, was very well priced. The last dish we tried was the Kasundi heritage carrots which had a splash of coriander oil on and was lathered with curry leaves, complementing the spicy flavour. We spoke afterwards about the flavouring of the vegetables and simple changes in attitude towards veggies (that are often plonked on the side of a plate as a portion of green) and how they can be just as tasty, if not more so, than your meat options found at most restaurants in Sheffield. Since opening just before Christmas, VorV has had almost three months of trading and has been an excellent addition to the food scene. “We looked at Abbeydale Road and Nether Edge, but we were lucky enough to find this place down here and the dream was always Kelham Island really,” Nick tells us. “The expansion down here, it’s something like another 6,000 residents are due to come here over the next three years, so the footfall is going to increase so we’re perfectly placed.” There’s no doubt that will help with business, but once word gets out about VorV, people will be travelling from all over the region to sample the food, let alone the new office blocks around the corner.
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Reasons to be Beerful
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There’s something brewing down in the Cultural Industries Quarter, home to cosy craft beer haven Industry Tap who’ve been up and running for almost six months now. If you’ve not had the chance to pop in and say hello yet, here are a few solid reasons why we believe it should become your next destination when seeking an interesting tipple or two.
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Featuring 21 keg lines and a fridge loaded with bottles and cans, you won’t find many better stocked bars for craft beer in the city centre. Showcasing brews from some of the world’s finest craft beers brands, as well as local and UK-wide gems, there’s something here for everyone – whether you’re looking for a heady hit of hops, something a little lighter on the palate, or an alcohol-free offering. If gin is more your sort of thing, there’s a wide selection behind the bar for you to peruse.
As the tap for Lost Industry Brewing Limited, the Hillsborough-based brewery, there’s the perfect opportunity for the team to try out some exclusive small-batch brews and gauge some valuable feedback from customers. It allows the brewers to really creative, knocking out two or three kegs of experimental brews to test the water.
A must-download for any craft beer aficionado; Untappd is the go-to for sharing, rating and seeking out the finest craft beer offerings. Lost have received over 3000 checkins on it since opening and through using the app or heading to the venue’s Facebook page you can see a live feed of what beers are on tap, allowing you to plan out your pint before you visit!
The Cultural Industries Quarter is fastbecoming a key city centre hotspot. Perfectly located in a central ground between Ecclesall/ Abbeydale Road and the hustle and bustle of West Street, it’s the ideal stop-off for escaping the weekend commotion. It’s a friendly, cosy space inside, dog and kid-friendly (the latter until 9pm), and decorated brilliantly with quirky designs by South Yorkshire illustrator Lewis Ryan. The venue is also available for event hire – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From meet the brewer nights to exclusive brewery tap takeovers, the bar will be hosting regular events going forward – with plenty taking place this month to celebrate Sheffield Beer Week. They’ll be hosting a city showcase of the finest Sheffield craft beers at the beginning of the week, followed by some of best Nottingham brews, a tap takeover by Liquid Light, plus meet the brewer events with the likes of Black Iris and Neon Raptor Co. Keep an eye on their socials (listed below) for the latest updates.
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GRAB A BITE
Welcome to City Grab – the brand new food delivery app from Sheffield’s City Taxis.
Bringing together an exclusive selection of independent eateries and takeaways, the aim of City Grab is to provide a fairer service and keep money firmly within the local economy. It’s more efficient than anything currently out there as City have 2,000 drivers on the road, completing 150,000 journeys every week. This allows them to deliver further and faster than their competitors. Going hand-in-hand with the local focus, City Grab charges fairer commission rates to businesses using the app. These are 50% less when compared to typical discounts offered by global food delivery giants... plus the taxi driver delivering the food receives all the delivery fare too. It’s supporting your local businesses, keeping your city’s economy strong, and providing fresh choice from your favourite Sheffield food vendors and restaurants. And food is just the start of it, in future City Grab plan to create an online marketplace for all your needs 24/7.
City Grab is available on the App Store and Google Play store. Download the app, browse the menus on offer, pop in your address and your food will be on its way!
A wide range of Sheffield businesses are now signed up, from local legends to new kids on the foodie block. Here’s a closer look at what you could soon be tucking into… Ashoka
Serving Indian food of distinction since 1967. One of the finest curry houses in the city, open seven days a week from 6pm.
Edo Sushi brings authentic Japanese food to your door, serving Sheffield for almost 10 years with a variety of tasty meals. Whether it’s chicken katsu curry, godzilla rolls or hand-crafted sushi, they’re all made by longstanding chefs to ensure high quality and standards.
The ever-popular Ecclesall Road spot, known fondly across the city for its mouthwatering kebabs, pizza and burgers.
Chaat Cart at Kommune
In Sheffield Korean food is largely undiscovered compared to Chinese, Japanese and Thai. For this reason, Yoki was launched to introduce local people to the exciting flavours of this exciting cuisine.
MorMor at Kommune
MorMor make Contemporary, healthy street food, small plates, large plates & more inspired by the cuisines of the Levant – the historical region that spans the East Mediterranean & Middle East.
Shoot The Bull at Kommune
Shoot The Bull joined Kommune with a new concept for them – Rotisserie & Grill. They focus on great quality ingredients cooked with skill, interesting techniques and exciting flavour combinations.
A true Sheffield gem! Founded in 1978, it’s one of the city’s oldest cafes, tucked away amid the Surrey Street cobbles. Good, hearty, traditional food is right at the core of Lynne’s Pantry – with much of it sourced locally.
Depot Pizza Co at Kommune
Torito at Kommune
Rassams have an extensive menu catering for all tastes and preferences. If you’re in the mood for desserts, they can provide you with the good stuff every time to keep your belly and your taste buds satisfied.
Yoki at Kommune
Typically sold from roadside stalls, Chaat Cart bring their South Indian inspired street food cooking to Kommune – a collection of small plates showcasing home-style south Indian cooking and more refined supper club favourites.
Focusing on simple and traditional flavours, The Depot Pizza Co. is the latest addition to Sheffield’s much-loved Depot Bakery brand, bringing perfectly fired sourdough pizza and more to Kommune.
Torito are a new Latin American kitchen bringing tacos, burritos and piled high nachos packed with flavour and spice to the people of Sheffield.
RecentlyopeningonDivisionStreet,Lonestar are passionate about global tastes and flavours, bringing you a range of exciting discoveries from around the world.
Béres is a family business, established in Sheffield in 1961. Renowned for their speciality roast pork sandwiches - made with traditionally cured pork cooked in gas fired ovens producing succulent pork with perfect crispy crackling every time. With 12 shops around the city you’re never far from a tasty pork sarnie.
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Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has launched the new theme for its 2020 festival, Acts of Rebellion, promising three days of curated outdoor adventure films with a focus on championing activity in the wild. Proudly the largest urban adventure film festival in the UK, ShAFF has garnered international attention this year, with hundreds of filmmakers across the world submitting entries that showcase what outdoor adventure means to them. Aptly taking place in the Showroom Cinema of one of the UK’s greenest cities, the urban adventure film festival is now in its 15th year, and remains committed to celebrating natural spaces across the world. Sustainability and conservation are central to the festival’s vision, as director Matt Heason told us: “If we love the wild places we adventure in, we also have a duty to protect them… we want ShAFF to inspire everyone to use their adventurous skills and spirit to come together and shape the world for the better.” This year, the festival is taking action on its carbon footprint. The introduction of the ethical film stamp is being used to promote how the festival, as well as the wider film industry, can positively impact the environment. This runs alongside efforts to use source locally and push repair culture, fore fronted by the ShAFF Repair Café, another addition new for 2020. As part of the Outdoor City Festival of the Outdoors, an event running throughout March in celebration of all things wild, ShAFF seeks to promote adventure and activity as much as it does the films that showcase it. The festival promises to offer something for all audiences, with sessions for cycling, mountain sports, climbing, and water and snow sports alongside itineraries for runners, cyclists and family-friendly events. Tickets and programme news for the festival, running from from 20th -22nd March, are on sale now at shaff.co.uk.
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As one of the city’s fastest-growing neighbourhoods, there are always new things to get up to in the Kelham Island area. Heading down this month? Here a just a few fresh experiences we’d recommend giving a nudge!
Go crate-digging @ Kelham Arcade
Inside this small hub of independents you’ll find two record stores – Tonearm Vinyl and Black Beacon Sound – ideal for a vinyl-lover looking to bolster their collection. kelhamarcade.uk
Have a laugh @ The Millowners Arms
On each first Monday of the month, the Millowners Arms hosts the Kelham Comedy Club. Entry to the event is free, and there’s also the £5 bhaji fries with a pint deal to get stuck into! facebook.com/themillownersarms
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Ping Pong @ Island
Island’s ping pong room is open every day from 9am-10pm and free to use until the end of February. They also offer cracking brunch, lunch, cocktails and beer options if you need fuel. facebook.com/IslandKelham
Find a rare gem @ The Kelham Flea
Based in a disused engineering works on Neepsend Lane, The Kelham Flea opened last summer bringing together over 40 vendors under one eccentric roof. With a range of antique and vintage items ranging from furniture to Russian dolls, there are plenty of unexpected bargains to be discovered in store. facebook.com/The-Kelham-Flea
Wing it @ Piña
Vegan eats @ V.or.V
As a new addition to Kelham Island’s vibrant food scene, V.or.V is a worthwhile stop for those looking for healthier eating options without compromising on flavour and variety. A coffee stop by day and restaurant by night, the venue has something for everyone to enjoy.
Everyone’s favourite taco and margarita joint recently announced their Wing Wednesdays offer: a portion of wings, ‘Public’ potatatoes and a bottle of beer for £10 (vegan options available). Oh, and tequilabased cocktail Tommy’s are two for £12. Tidy. barpina.co.uk
Get a taste of the place @ Kelham Island Food Tours
Running from midday on Fridays and Saturdays, the five-stop Taste of Kelham Island Tour offers a local’s guide to the best independent food stops on the Island. The tour offers a range of both international and locally sourced treats in an equally educational and enjoyable tour for the tastebuds. kelhamislandfoodtours.co.uk
Flick through @ Kelham Island Books + Music
Not quite a “new” addition, but it can be easy to miss this little gem based next door to the shipping container Krynkl building. Moving from Endcliffe Park to Shalesmoor just over a year ago, Kelham Island Books + Music offers a offers a huge variety of local media covering all aspects of Sheffield history. The classics of history and literature can also be found here, alongside a carefully curated vinyl collection to delve through. facebook.com/kelhamislandbooks
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Exposed catches up with Sheffield Peyote punks Children of the State, who have been tinkering away on a new single at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios and will be stepping onto the Tramlines Main Stage this summer. It’s been a big couple of years for the band – with a debut EP released in 2018, followed by a big Tramlines appearance, new music and a UK tour. How do you reflect on your growth as a band during that period? John: It seems to be a natural progression; we went Crystal Stage, Leadmill Stage, Main Stage each year. I guess, applying this formula, the logical next step is headlining the Saturday night. I best get some new sunglasses. Corey: When we started we were very much a four-piece indie rock band but with the help of Nathan Saoudi, Ian Skelly, and a few others we’ve managed to introduce elements we would have never thought to of our own accord: saxophones, drum machines, lap-steels, oysters, etc. We’d never eaten an oyster before recording at Champzone. The most important thing is that the music is constantly evolving, adding new elements to pull us away from the straight up indie rock element. Life’s too short. How are you aiming to build on things this year? John: Gigging. We’re getting a lot of gigs in the north with some world class acts like Temples, The
Mysterines, Julia Bardo, and Circa Waves. So hopefully sniping a few new fans and recording some new music. You’ve recorded a single in Liverpool with Ian Skelly at Parr Street Studios. What can you tell us about the tune? Corey: The song is called Big Sur; it’s about wanting to go to the beach. What was Ian able to bring to the table production-wise?
Any standout gig stories or places that surprised you? John: Our first gig in London was accidentally at an Irish bar in Croydon to an audience that were expecting easy-listening pop covers on a Saturday night. We were anxious about meeting the set length requirement imposed by the venue (2 hours) so ripped into a psych-prog interlude for about 20 mins to make up the time, and we inevitably got cut off. The sound
“The sound man ran to the stage in disgust and said: ‘Who do you think you are, The Velvet f***** Underground?! F*** off back to Sheffield!’” John: It was ace. Ian has some great production references and knows how to make 60s/70s production references sound modern. It’s ‘futuristic nostalgia’ I guess (which I’m pretty sure is the title of a Dua Lipa album, so take from that what you will). Corey: He kept referencing the Beach Boys. That’s how we knew we were onto a winner. You’ve kept yourselves busy out on the road over the last 12 months.
man ran to the stage in disgust and said: “Who do you think you are, The Velvet f***** Underground?! F*** off back to Sheffield.” And that was our first trip to the big smoke. Corey: Yeah, that was a weird evening. There’s a big hometown show on the cards too, playing with Temples at The Leadmill. Looking forward to stepping out in front of a Sheff crowd again? Corey: One hundred percent. Last
time we played here was Tramlines last year, not for any particular reason, we just wanted to let the dust settle for a while and ensure we had something new to say when we returned, and we do, so here we are. John: Temples really are a great band. Saw them at Queens Social (RIP) a few years ago, so it’s an honour to be on the bill. We’re also playing with Julia Bardo on the 21 March at Delicious Clam. Julia’s music is amazing, one of our favourite artists at the moment. She is going to be a superstar. Another Tramlines slot beckons, on the Friday Main Stage lineup with some massive names. As a local band how much does getting a gig like this mean to you? John: It’s huge. The songs that were conceived in our rehearsal room in Doncaster to a huge stage is fantastic. We are just serving the songs, advertising them to the public. Our songs are for everybody to live inside. We are selling audio real estate. Corey: Something like that. For those out there not yet in the know, how would you succinctly describe the Children of the State experience? John: Apocalyptic retro-rock.
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Return of the King (King) With a new album on the way and a fresh lineup debuting on a headline tour, 2020 has plenty in store for King King. Charlotte Harper spoke with frontman Alan Nimmo about their blues rock sound, live shows, and how an environmentalist message found its way into the band’s music.
Following your 2019 tour and performing as special guests for Europe’s tour in 2018, the past couple have years have pretty hectic for King King. What’s the atmosphere in the band like ahead of your headline tour this spring? It’s great. There can be a little apprehension ahead of these things but all it takes is the band working together and right now everyone is really pulling in the same direction. Once you’ve got that, and you get some good fun in along with the hard work, then everything just seems a little bit easier. From when you first set out to producing your latest album, who would you say are some big influences on your sound? It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of bands like Bad Company – Paul Rogers was one of my favourite singers of all time. Paul Kossoff was a massive influence on me as a guitar player, especially in my younger years. It was all about Free for me back then, as well as bands like Whitesnake and Thunder. All those great classic rock bands were steeped in the blues tradition, which has been hugely influential on me and the rest of the band, along with other things; we’re all huge Prince fans, which you can hear in in the little bits of funk and groove that we put into our sound. Lyrically your music is really diverse, but are there themes you find your music gravitates towards more than others? I’ve tried to write based on life and personal experiences, so everything I write about has happened to me or is something I’ve been involved in. But I find myself writing more and more about the health of the planet. It was only when I started writing the lyrics that I realised how much I cared. I think that we’ve got a beautiful blue world and we need to learn how to look after it a little better. There isn’t any kind of political angle behind what I’m writing about, just a purely human point of view. I want to remind people that we’ve got a wonderful planet, with a perfect ecosystem and animals. Everything just seems to work until we interfere with it. So, I’d like to ask people to just stop, and think about our human impact on the world. We need to get in harmony with the world in order to make it a better place.
“I find myself writing more and more about the health of the planet. It was only when I started writing the lyrics that I realised how much I cared. I think that we’ve got a beautiful blue world and we need to learn how to look after it a little better” ‘Broken’ from Exile & Grace didn’t shy away from exploring your own anxieties about the state of the world. Do you think it’s important to take a stance on that sort of thing and make some noise about what’s important to you? Artists can gain public platforms that reach huge numbers of people and they can scream their lungs out all they want, but at the end of the day no one has to listen. We just have to hope they do. But we’ve seen people from all around the world, and all kinds of different platforms, persuade others to listen and take heed about environmental issues, which is all the better. Personally, I certainly don’t think about using my musical status as a vehicle to influence people in any way, I just say what I say because that’s how I feel. People can take from it what they want, that’s entirely up to them. The tour this spring is supported by Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones. How did that collaboration come about? We were doing Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise across the Mediterranean when we met Hannah. The event featured so many great bands all confined to this ship, so everyone got chatting to one another. We got talking to Hannah and we all really got along, so when we were thinking of different people to ask to support the upcoming tour Hannah’s name came up and we had to ask her. I think it
will be nice for the fans as well, as her music is something a bit different to ours. I’m sure she’ll prove a welcome contrast for the audience after having a Celtic Barbarian standing in front of them all night. There are some big stops on your upcoming tour, including Sheffield’s Leadmill on 8th April. How are you feeling about performing for our local crowds? Sheffield’s becoming one of those towns we’re very popular in. We’ve got a loyal fanbase in Sheffield and I think some of the admins on the fan group site are from that area. We’ve played Sheffield at the Leadmill and the Hard Rock Hell Festival, and we’ve played there with Thunder and Europe. But I’ve been going there even in the days before King King, when my brother and I used to play The Boardwalk all the time [as the Nimmo Brothers]. That was back in the day when the Artic Monkeys all worked behind the bar and they used to request to work the nights we played because they liked the band. But Sheffield- we’ve got a good fanbase there and we always look forward to being there. And finally, what does the future hold for King King? Well, hopefully we just carry on. We’re just about finishing off the new album now, and with the tour coming up too, 2020 and 2021 are going to be a busy time for us. We just want to continue creating. Every time this period comes around, whether we’re releasing a new album or beginning a tour, people always ask how we feel about it. But it doesn’t change - I always think, ‘this is just the beginning’. And I’ve thought that for ten years now. There’s so much more to achieve and we’re always learning and growing. You can criticise your past work and wish you could change how you did things, but there will always be another new opportunity to do better. That’s the secret, I think; keep it fresh, keep learning and improving, and make music that makes you happy. If you just have a passion for what you’re doing the rest will fall into place. King King play The Leadmill on Wednesday 8 April. Tickets and more info available at leadmill.co.uk
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Tramlines Festival announces first lineup news Sheffield’s biggest annual bash recently announced the lineup for its 2020 event, taking place at the 30,000 capacity Hillsborough Park from Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August. Headlining Tramlines Festival this year will be Ian Brown, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and Madness, with over 25 more acts unveiled in the first wave of announcements. Also featuring on the bill are The Kooks, DMA’s, Dizzee Rascal, The Big Moon, The Hives, Sister Sledge, The Fratellis, La Roux, Pale Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Lucy Spraggan, Sundara Karma, The Magic Gang, Easy Life, The Sherlocks, The Blinders and more. This is the first wave of talent set to perform at Tramlines 2020. Festivalgoers should keep an eye out for further news, including lineups for the comedy tent, eclectic family-friendly area ‘Into The Trees’, and the return of Speaker’s Corner. All general weekend tickets have sold out, with a handful of VIP weekend tickets costing £180. Head to tramlines.org.uk to pick up the limited amount of day tickets left, which range from £45 for a Friday ticket to £85 for a Saturday VIP pass. Keep up to date with all the latest news and announcements at tramlines.org.uk.
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In exciting news for the Sheff music scene, the team behind established live music hotspot Café Totem are collaborating with recently opened events space Sidney&Matilda on a new gig spot, set to open early this month. The atmospheric subterranean venue, which will be situated in the basement of the Matilda Street gallery and bar, will initially operate as a gig and events space. Refurb work started early last month and is expected to be completed for the inaugural gig on 14 March, where South Yorkshire six-piece The Losing Touch will take to the stage. In a further bid to help promote up-and-coming talent, Café Totem will also be launching their own self-titled record label. The first release, a vinyl issue from Chesterfield band The Levis, has been pressed and printed in Sheffield and will be released on 11 April. The band will be playing a Sheffield launch show on that date where physical copies will be available. Café Totem owner Paul Tuffs told Exposed: “These days, ‘A & R’ in the traditional sense doesn’t really exist. Labels used to pick up bands, develop them, and get the band and the music out there. Nowadays bands are expected to do that themselves and be a fully-fledged product with 1,000 people showing up to gigs before potential investors seem to be interested. There seems to be a bit of a gap between the hard-working and gifted people we are working with daily at Cafe Totem, and the outlets for where they can progress to with their talents. Hopefully we can help with that step up – get some proper records out, a bit of national radio play, hook the acts up with national agents and help them to tour venues around the UK.” For booking enquiries, email email@example.com. facebook.com/cafetotem
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Sheffield City Hall
Live Music | Comedy | Entertainment
March 2020 Friday 13th March | 7.30pm
Jamie Cullum Sunday 1st March | 8pm
Kevin Bloody Wilson Sunday 1st March | 8pm
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us Wednesday 4th March | 7.30pm
Clannad Wednesday 4th March | 8pm
Tommy Tiernan Friday 6th March | 7pm
English Chamber Orchestra Saturday 7th March | 7.30pm
Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Just Trust Sunday 8th March | 8pm
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Wednesday 11th March | 7.30pm
Russian State Opera presents Aida Thursday 12th March | 7.30pm
Firedance: Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez
Sunday 15th March | 3pm
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What are your visions for the new venue? Carrying on where it left off? We are in a sense looking to expand, so as well as carrying on what we have done previously, it will allow us to deliver The gig scene took a hit in 2018 when popular an expanded live programme, improve our support to new DIY punk venue The Lughole announced it was artists, promoters, engineers and to close its doors, another grassroots spot and others, and establish a sustainable model for supporting DIY grasscommunity hub demolished in what appears to roots music in Sheffield. It’s tough out there for small be an unforgiving climate for such spaces. music spaces, with recent However, despite this unfortunate setback they reports showing up to a 1/3 of didn’t give up hope, and last year managed grassroots venues outside of London struggle to survive. to locate a new building through which The What in your opinions are the Lughole dream could live again. We spoke to the fundamental causes of this and how can it change? team behind the revival about how we can play We aim to be much more a part in ensuring it returns stronger than ever. than just a music space; our aspiration is to build on the community that we have It looks like The Lughole could rise again! What can established already around The Lughole. Our you tell us about the state of play so far? organisation is a not for profit co-operative and For those who don’t know, The Lughole started as a this we think is the key difference, we have a collective project between DIY and punk artists, bands large number of people involved with different and promoters in Sheffield. We aimed to address the skills who are happy sharing these skills and issues around affordable venues, practice space and training other people looking to get involved. equipment availability in our scene that had a knock-on I think being so diverse opens us up to a range effect on ticket affordability, audience diversity and artist of artistic options, basically as long as we have fees. We host gigs and provide facilities and support to shared values we don’t mind what artistic help people get involved in making and producing music direction you take. Another key would be at all levels. In 2018 we had a visit from the council who co-operation with other DIY venues across the imposed capacity restrictions which made running gigs city. We currently have strong links with Deliunfeasible. Since that date we have been looking for cious Clam and The Hatch (formally Audaa new home and found a new building in the Kelham cious Art Experiment). This creates a nonIsland area at the beginning of 2019. Since then we have competitive environment, complimenting been in discussions with Sheffield city council planning each other and insuring sustainability for all. department to change the current use from an industrial In a nutshell, why is it so important for unit to a members club. Having received the relevant venues such as The Lughole to thrive in cities permissions we are now in the process of moving into like Sheffield? the new building and fundraising to carry out building We feel that grassroots venues are important work which will create a 250 cap performance area, bar for many aspects from innovation around new and small performance area and a few practice rooms. 76 | www.exposedmagazine.co.uk
genres of art/music that will not get stage time in main stream outlets, addressing the barrier for young artists and bands to have a stage and in fact having to pay for privilege by selling a minimum amount of tickets to take part, the importance of moving away from culture being a London-centric commodity to the affordability barrier and being able to access art/live music when you are unemployed or on a low income. We feel that communitybased hubs are particularly important as they remove the barriers between artists/musicians and the audience. These hubs provide a space for peer support and skills sharing which enables individuals to develop their interests and hobbies further in the context of live music. True innovation has always come from the underground rather than the mainstream which is financially driven and therefore creates carbon copies of “success”. With the year upon years of austerity and the defunding of arts, it is important to create spaces that promote the alternative. In the meantime, how can people help? If you are interested in being involved in the new Lughole we will be soon sending a call out for new co-op members via our social media. We welcome and can support any fundraising activity or ideas that you have please contact us on social media or via lugholesheffield@gmail. com. If you are in a financial position to help us we would appreciate any sum sent to us via our go Fund Me www.gofundme.com/f/lughole-ii . Anything to add to that? Last few words would be support your local community spaces, independent businesses, bands and artists, even if it means going out of your way. They are always lacking in funds and without them every high street, gig lineup and gallery would be boring and look exactly the same. Lughole DIY ‘til we die! facebook.com/thelughole // www.gofundme.com/lughole-ii
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Party Time Our favourite alternative music venue and late-night hangout Yellow Arch Studios are hosting a wide-range of bashes this month, covering everything from live experimental jazz to techno sets that’s see you through to the wee hours. Here’s the pick of the bunch…
La Rumba celebrate three years of running parties with a true legend of the game, Mr Scruff. He’s joined by cassette wizard Awesome Tapes from Africa and fellow Manchester selector SNO for what promises to be a night of otherworldly sounds and hands in the air vibes.
Sonido System link up with new kids on the block, Tzara, to bring one of the best when it comes to disco, jazz, funk and soul Mafalda. The Portuguese DJ brings uplifting vibes with her each and every time and is now becoming somewhat a regular on the Sheffield club scene with this being her third headline show in the city.
Manchester’s Channels head over the Peak District for the first time bringing Bristol techno royalty in the form of Bruce and esteemed De School resident Job Sifre. Expect wonky rhythms and twisted beats all night long. Who knows, there may even be a few curveballs thrown in.
La Rumba 3rd Birthday w/ Mr Scruff, Awesome Tapes from Africa & SNO
Women of the Seven Hills
Women of the Seven Hills return for their third year with an all-female identifying lineup of Steel City singer songwriters, as well as a 60-plus member choir. Support the local scene and head down for a night of powerful tunes and powerful energies. 13 March
Future Jazz w/ Noya Rao & Morpher (Evening)
After the first edition of their festival last year put jazz firmly on the map for Sheffield, Future Jazz have been pumping out gigs all year round, bringing all sorts of undiscovered UK talent under the roof of Yellow Arch Studios. This time they bring last year’s festival headliners Noya Rao along with talented Leeds trio, Morpher.
Sonido System x Tzara w/ Mafalda (Night)
Channels w/ Bruce & Job Sifre
SEED Ensemble Live (Evening)
Having collaborated with the likes of Little Simz and boasting some of the UK’s finest musicians, Mercury Prize nominated SEED Ensemble represent the powerhouse that is the UK jazz scene right now. 21 March
Brazilian Wax w/ Trepanado
After their first event in the city at Bungalows & Bears back in October, Brazilian Wax are back with a bang. This time, they take to Yellow Arch, bringing Brazilian selector and member of Selvagem, Trepanado. Tickets for all these events are available at yellowarch.com/ event www.exposedmagazine.co.uk | 79
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Birds of Prey
The Personal History of David Copperfield One could be forgiven for expecting very big things from Armando Iannucci, especially after The Death of Stalin, which took a highly dubious topic and turned it into the best comedy of that year. Iannucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic has hit screens to great critical acclaim. Most of the attention has gone on the multicultural casting, and for reasons which are now clear to me, less about the actual content of the film. That isn’t to say being inclusive when casting isn’t important, it just isn’t enough to carry the film through completely. But let’s start with the good points. The film is shot beautifully and the same goes for the score. The scenes that are particularly striking are those set on the coast during David’s youth. Dev Patel is a likeable and energetic lead, whose character grows both literally and figuratively over the two hours. Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton are on top form as ever and any scene with them is highly watchable.
Blumhouse films (which recently shat out Black Christmas over the heads of unsuspecting December audiences) has returned with a horrific version of the naff 70s series that no-one other than your dad remembers… greeeeeaaat.
But, and there is a big ‘but’ with this film, to say that it is poorly paced in certain areas is quite an understatement. This is most noticeable during the very end of the picture, when it seems to hurtle to an end in about 30 seconds, like a sixth-former who’s overcrammed for an exam and notices he has two minutes left to write a passable conclusion. As good as some of the performances are, some of the pacing problems result in characters being side-lined or poorly explored, leaving little room for emotional involvement. The film has moments of Wes Anderson-like quirkiness which only feature sporadically, and this becomes tonally jarring. In the end, it falls very short of Iannucci’s previously high standards, and although the film is harmless and at times entertaining, it is a demonstrably pedestrian affair, and it is unfortunate that several fundamental necessities are not up to scratch with its casting. 2/4
A psychological thriller set within the SAW universe, sees Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson as a pair of cops taking on the latest gruesome vigilante-style killings. The ninth in the series looks to be the most unique.
It’s hardly surprising that Birds of Prey has had a very lacklustre box office draw. After all, beyond Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, none of the other characters are well-known to anyone other then hardcore comic book nerds. There are no superhero cameos here to provide context either. Obviously, there is name dropping as it takes place in the DC universe, but there is nothing here that is going to draw in the average viewer. It also hasn’t helped that Suicide Squad was a shocking pile of shite that it hasn’t exactly wetted nerd’s appetite for a return viewing of Harley. All of this is a shame, because the film is a short and sweet affair that invites you to have a good bit of raucous, violent fun and delivers. The film isn’t breaking any new ground, nor is it attempting to, but it does hit the good points, carried primarily by the always versatile and charismatic Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor. The film is at worst inoffensive, and at best a high-quality footnote in the storyline of the DCEU. Since it’s biblically catastrophic opening weekend, the lengthy, zany title has been replaced with something shorter, not that it’s going to help much. Its poor financial reception shouldn’t be a reflection on the film’s overall quality. 3/4
Weirdo method-actor Jared Letto portrays Marvel biochemist-weirdo, Michael Morbius. A genetic scientist who becomes a fearsome vampire anti-hero. Not sure how compelling this will be without Spider-man, but let’s hope it’ll be better than his Joker!
Minions: The Rise of Gru:
Let’s face it, the title should be enough to get you involved. Picking up from the delightful Minions movie, we see Gru in his younger years with the hilarious yellow henchmen.
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Possibly Nintendo’s biggest release this year and long-awaited by many, Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks like everything fans have wanted and much, much more. New Horizons takes you and your cute animal neighbours to a remote island to start a new, tranquil life in the way you want it to be. Collect resources to craft tools and build furniture to decorate your home and the landscape. Customise your character and your environment, and enjoy a selection of relaxing activities such as fishing or gardening. Animal Crossing is all about peaceful creativity, so there are no limits to what you can achieve.
Matthew King rounds up some of the biggest releases in the gaming world taking place this month.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX
If you woke up one morning and found out you became a Pokémon, what would you do? Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is a gorgeous looking remake of the classic titles after being completely re-imagined for Nintendo Switch. Live the life of a Pokémon and build your very own rescue team! Team up with your favourite Pokémon to help those in need and save the world from natural disasters. Explore the mystery dungeon that changes every time you enter to discover new secrets and Pokémon to help aid you on your adventure. If you are a Pokémon fanatic, then you won’t want to miss this one. Unsure? Fear not, as there is a demo out right now for you to try on the Nintendo Switch eshop. Release Date: March 6th Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The sequel to the critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest embarks you on an epic adventure through a vast, beautiful world where you encounter towering deadly enemies and challenging puzzles to unravel Ori’s true destiny. This hand-crafted narrative experience intends to immerse players from the start. The engaging story-driven quest will keep you going for hours on end to discover every hidden secret and new ability to fight against powerful foes who lurk in the darkness. Master new techniques and customise your way of play with new spirit weapons, spells and attacks to increase your chances of survival, all in a strikingly beautiful and exotic world. Release Date: March 11th Platforms: Xbox one/Windows 10/ Steam
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Release Date: March 20th Platforms: PC/Xbox One/Playstation 4
Ever wanted to be part master samurai, part supernatural Yokai warrior? Of course you have. Set in the violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, plagued with powerful and grotesquelooking demons, you must sharpen your sword abilities and master devastating paranormal powers in this challenging action-packed RPG sequel. With revamped mechanics that build upon the fan-favourite elements of Nioh, you must keep your wits about you and prepare to fight for your life as you traverse across a merciless world. Follow the way of the samurai using traditional weaponry, or wield mighty Yokai abilities to go toe-to-toe with monstrous foes using a variety of powerful attacks. Nioh 2 is set to improve everything from the first instalment and we cannot wait to get our hands on it and slay some demons.
Hell’s armies have come to earth, and are determined to take it over. However, the only thing that they fear… is you. You must become the slayer and raise hell upon the horde of monstrous demons to save humanity. With speed and power on your side, the demons of hell will not stand a chance against you. Wield a variety of powerful weaponry to take the monsters head-on and discover the origins of the slayer. Equip new abilities to overcome tough obstacles and challenges. Find resources to stay alive and keep the fight going until you send the demons back to where they came from. With fast-paced and brutal combat, DOOM Eternal aims to take your gaming experience to the next level and beyond. This is not for the faint of heart.
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Let’s hear it for the girls! It’s March already which means this month is International Women’s Day and in true Sheffield style, in the festival city, one day is not enough! We have two full weeks of events courtesy of SheFest alongside plenty of queer offerings celebrating LBT+ women. First up we have She Draws the Line at Millennium Galleries [Fri 6 Mar] celebrating the work of the women in our museums and challenging the underrepresentation of women in art. Over at Foodhall, GRL will be celebrating their 1st birthday [Fri 6 Mar] with a Sheffieldbased collective made up of women and nonbinary DJs playing in a safe and loving environment where gals and non-binary pals can get up on the stage and give it a go. Elsewhere, Sheffield Student’s Union will be hosting ‘In Conversation with Munroe Bergdorf ’ [Sun 8 Mar] as part of SheFest in partnership with DIVA Magazine and SAYiT. Familiar for her honest insight into matters of inclusion, feminism, and the transgender community, model, activist and doctor of letters, Munroe Bergdorf has proven herself as the brave and bold voice which society needs. Tuesday Club will be holding the official SheFest After party [Tue 10 Mar] featuring an allgirl line-up of ANZ, Jossy Mitsu, Tino and more. Last but by no means least, Film Unit present the SheFest Short Film festival [Sun 15 Mar] celebrating female filmmakers of colour and showcasing short films that capture a range of stories
and cinematic themes alongside panel, talks and director Q&As. There will be more queer screenings at Film Unit this month in the form of Seahorse [Sat 28 Mar], the moving story of Freddy, a 30 year old gay transgender man who wants to have a baby and Frida [Sun 29 Mar], the story of Frida Kahlo, a political revolutionary and an icon for feminists, the LGBTQ community, and Chicanos alike. SAYiT, Sheffield’s LGBT+ youth charity have done a lot of work with young people with additional needs and will be sharing their experiences at ‘See the Spectrums: Supporting LGBT+ and SEND young people’ [Wed 11 Mar], a best practice seminar that is designed for those working with young people to share ideas and improvements. They will also be raising awareness of LGBT+ young people who suffer
from mental health issues at the SAYiT 2020 Noah Lomax Memorial Lecture - ‘Inequalities and LGBT+ Young People’s Mental Health’ [Wed 25 Mar] featuring key note speaker Richard Wilson, co-founder of the Equality Trust alongside the voices of young people whilst raising money for the Noah Lomax fund. Noah Lomax died at the beginning of August 2018 resulting in his parents and SAYiT setting up a fund in Noah’s name to provide LGBT+ affirmative counselling and therapy. Noah’s Parents said: “Noah’s Passion for LGBTQ+ rights merely reflected his strong belief system that all people are the same and all should enjoy the same rights and protections...We are committed to helping young members of the LGBTQ+ community who suffer from mental health issues.” Last month saw the launch of Cuckoobox, a bi-monthly audio visual night club at Sydney and Matilda. This month we see another new night ‘Garden of Lilith’ at Bal Fashions [Sat 28 Mar] hosted by House of Discord with a night of drag, burlesque, circus and sinful mayhem. Leadmill are also launching their new queer night No Shade [Tue 10 Mar], the most flamboyant and extravagant party they have ever held featuring special guest Donna Trump and House of Decay. They will also be marking Trans Day of Visibility at the end of the month with a special performance of Bethany Black’s Unwinnable [Tue 31 Mar]. In more festival news, March also means it is Sheffield Beer Week, and as part of this year’s theme of inclusivity and diversity Abbeydale, Out and About and The Queer Brewing Project will be joining forces to host a Queer Beer Tap Takeover at the Devonshire Cat [Fri 13 Mar] with a variety of beers that have been brewed by LGBT+ people. House and disco aficionados Horsemeat Disco return to the Steel City for an intense workout in the Signal basement [Fri 20 Mar] featuring Luke Howard and Severino with support from Sheffield dream team Dan J and Mike O’Mara. If you want more drag, Malin Bridge Inn see the return of their sell-out Drag Queen Bingo Show [Fri 6 Mar] with a night of games and performance from Electric Blue, Jourdan Whyte and Fannie Coil. And finally we have a special Under the Sea edition of Andro and Eve’s The Kingdom Come at Abbeydale Picture House [Sat 21 Mar] featuring Christian Adore, Wesley Dykes, Mo Terboat, Prinx Silver and Georgeous Michael! That’s your lot for this month, for full up to date listings head to facebook.com/sheffieldlgbtevents. Until next time, love and rainbows...
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We spoke to Reverend Canon Keith Farrow, Vice Dean of Sheffield Cathedral, about the exciting upcoming events aiming to unite people of the city with one of its most historic buildings. Following on from the success of The Angels are Coming, another immersive light show The Observatory will be heading to the Cathedral. What excites you about bringing this event to Sheffield? We were overwhelmed by the response of people to The Angels are Coming and we saw 11,500 people come to that event. Many of those were first time visitors to Sheffield Cathedral. I’m always excited by the prospect of new people coming to visit this amazing space. It is the oldest building in Sheffield which has been in continual use for many hundreds of years. It is a building which has been through thick and thin, as the saying goes, with the city of Sheffield. It’s a place where people have come to pray, in good times and bad. Ancient churches would at one time have been brightly painted and coloured on the interior and many of the images would have told people the stories of faith and depictions of events in the bible. I suppose we are following that tradition but with modern technology using light and sound. What are you aiming to achieve by hosting these types of immersive events at Sheffield Cathedral? We hope the experience of travelling through space and time, standing amongst the stars journeying to the edge of the universe and back in this amazing place will also give people space to contemplate their own personal journey of life. Our strap line is, ‘Sheffield Cathedral, A Place for All People’ and we hope 88 | www.exposedmagazine.co.uk
that the Observatory will introduce many people to this amazing place and that they will feel they can return time and time again. We want to play our part in contributing to the life of the city centre and raise the profile of not only the Cathedral but the city and region. The events also contribute in generating income to ensure that this beautiful place is maintained and developed for the generations yet to come. The building is of course steeped in Sheffield heritage. What stories can people discover by visiting? I have a saying that ‘The history of Sheffield is carved in the walls of the Cathedral’. There are many memorials to well known Sheffield people which celebrate their unique contribution to the city. We have the moving Regimental Chapel to the York and Lancaster Regiment and also the bell from HMS Sheffield. This bell is rung every year at the memorial service for those lost in the HMS Sheffield during the Falkands War. It is very moving to hear it rung 21 times at that service as the names of those who were lost are read out. We have a heritage interpretation centre which gives a hugely helpful overview of the Cathedral’s history and significant people associated with it. The Shrewsbury Chapel and tombs are well worth visiting. There is a team of trained guides who are happy to give people a tour.
Do you have a favourite piece of Sheffield Cathedral trivia? There is a very ancient piece of furniture in the Cathedral called a Sedilia, it is a special seat where the priests would have sat during the services. The Cathedral has one which was made in the 14th century. On it are carved various animals one of which is a very naïve carving of a Talbot dog which is the mascot of the Earls of Shrewsbury. It looks a very comical character but was clearly designed to look vicious as they were hunting dogs. It’s more quirky than trivia. The Sedilia is placed in the Chapel of St Katharine, which used to be where the city kept its one and only fire engine in the 18th century, so our archives tell us. Following the Observatory, are you able to tell us about any other events coming up soon? The Angels are Coming and The Observatory are the first in a three year series of arts events. The next event in the autumn is an exhibition called The Foundry where we will be showcasing art and industry in the city, particularly with our steel and silver heritage. In December we will also be having another big event like The Angels, but with a different theme. We are still in the planning stage and will look forward to unveiling the plans over the next couple of months. Keep an eye on our website and social media for details and we hope that people will come and visit the Cathedral at any time as there is always something of interest to see and experience. It’s also a place where many come for quiet and stillness; it’s a great place to think, reflect and pray. Come and visit – you will not be disappointed!
The Observatory takes place from 13-20 March, with tickets available at sheffieldcathedral.org and on the door (subject to availability).
Foul Language Bal Fashions// 21 March // From £6 A spoken word evening hosted by Foul Language is taking place at Bal Fashions in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, including performance by Sheffield’s own YusufYellow with more to be announced Facebook.com/balfashions
Sheffield Theatres announce Coriolanus cast The complete cast of Sheffield Theatres’ upcoming production of Coriolanus was announced last month. Under the direction of Robert Hastie, who received critical acclaim for his production of Julius Caesar in 2017, the adaption is set to generate considerable excitement as a contemporary reading of the classic tragedy. The performance stars Tom Bateman as the tragic hero, with Hermon Berhane as Virgilia and Malcom Sinclair as Menenius Agrippa. Sheffield Theatre’s intergenerational company, Sheffield People’s
Theatre, complete the cast. Running at the Crucible Theatre from Friday 6th – Saturday 28th March, the play is based on the life of Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a Roman military commander who seeks power following his defeat of the Volscian army. In timeless Shakespearian style, the play chronicles Coriolanus’ fall from political power after losing the favour of his public, and his last-ditch attempt at to seize power as he condemns democratic rule and the city he once championed.
Tickets for the performance are available now from the Sheffield Theatre’s Box Office, online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or on 01142496000.
King of the Hill The Crucible Theatre has announced that the acclaimed stage show about Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats is returning to the Steel City before heading to London’s National Theatre next year. During its sell-out run in March 2019, Standing at the Sky’s Edge took over the city – whether it was lighting up Park Hill with artwork by Kid Acne, playing some of Richard Hawley’s iconic tracks on trams or inviting community choirs to perform in the Crucible foyer. The Crucible said of the news: “We are so pleased to announce that Standing at the Sky’s Edge – which premiered in the Crucible last year – will be transferring to London’s National Theatre in 2021, following performances here in Sheffield during the Autumn season. A celebration of strength and solidarity set in Sheffield’s concrete utopia, Park Hill, the musical features music and lyrics by Richard Hawley, book by Chris Bush and is directed by our Artistic Director Robert Hastie.” Loved by audiences and critics alike, the heartfelt production won Best Musical Production at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards is expected to be back at The Crucible from Saturday 30 November to Saturday 9 January 2021. Tickets for all new season productions to Centre Stage Members on Saturday 14 March at 10am. General booking will open on Saturday 28 March at 10am
Polly: The Heartbreak Opera Theatre Deli // 11 March // £12 For one night only join Sharp Teeth Theatre for their performance of ‘Polly: The Heartbreak Opera’ at Theatre Deli. The play is an adaptation of John Gay’s 1729 ballad opera ‘Polly’, the banned sequel to his famous ‘Beggar’s Opera’. Join the all-female troupe as they dance, sing and stomp their way through the re-interpretation of Gay’s 18th Century satirical comedy for their only night performing in Sheffield. theatredeli.co.uk Run Sister Run Crucible Theatre // Until 21 March // From £12 A story of two sisters, once inseparable, but now hardly speaking, ‘Run Sister Run’ from award-winning playwright Chloë Moss deals with issues of class, nature versus nurture, and the unbreakable bond of siblings in a powerful and heart-wrenching exploration of family relationships. sheffieldtheatres.co.uk A Monster Calls Lyceum Theatre // 10-14 March // From £15 Adapted from Patrick Ness’s novel of the same name, this Olivier award-winning production features a stylised performance involving elements of dance and ensemble work. Director Sally Cookson’s production tells the story of how 13-year-old Conor comes to terms with his mother’s illness and father’s abandonment first imagined in Ness’s critically acclaimed betseller. sheffiedltheatres.co.uk
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THE OBSERVATORY 13 – 20 MARCH 2020 Join us for a walking journey through space and see the Cathedral transformed by light and sound to reveal the universe, galaxies and meteor showers Tickets available from the Cathedral Gift Shop or www.sheffieldcathedral.org First entry to the Cathedral will be at 6.40pm and then every 20 minutes thereafter. Last entry at 9pm. Tickets: Adults £6, Children £4 (aged 4 – 12), Family ticket £17.50 (2 adults and 2 children, 12 and under) For a carer’s ticket please contact us directly. 0114 263 6063 email@example.com
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Can you tell us a bit about your creative process? When I’m creating a piece of work I feel the composition flows from the pen or spray can and is rarely something I have visualised before the pen touches the paper. I have recently been trying to add more stories and themes to my work, so I will often start with objects or shapes that reflect the theme and build the composition around it. Again, I’m not really visualising what I’m doing but just letting it happen and flow naturally in the moment. Even if I’m painting a large wall the initial sketch on paper will have been created in this freeform manner. You have a background as an architectural technician. What influence has that had in developing your work? Working as an architectural technician played a big role in developing my style/approach; the aim of an architectural drawing is to present information in the simplest and clearest way possible, often reducing a complex object to a few simple lines. This really changed my way of thinking about drawing. During my time in this profession I made a conscious decision to make my work 2D with strong line work. My aim is to convey my ideas and compositions in a simple but visually pleasing manner. What is the biggest challenge you find creating in a large-scale format? The main problems I face aren’t really related to scale but more to do with working outside, the weather being the biggest issue. If you look at the largest paintings I’ve created (walls that require scissor lifts/cherry pickers etc...) the biggest problem I face is not being able to paint them on a regular basis, due to the time and cost involved they aren’t something I can’t paint as often as I would like. You can see real vibrancy in your colour pallets. Do you have any tips about being brave with colour? I think the biggest tip would be don’t
be afraid to break the rules. Recently I have been using a lot of clashing colours and I’ve really been enjoying exploring colour and taking a lot more risks with the colours I use. This is something that is particularly good about working with spray paint and was something that happened frequently when I first started painting, as you can’t mix the colours and are often stuck with the paint you have or what is available in a shop. It means you are often forced to experiment with new colour palettes and combinations which you may not have otherwise tried.
What do you enjoy about the Sheffield art scene? I think the Sheffield art scene has always been really vibrant, and I suppose I view it from a more street art/graffiti standpoint rather than a traditional one, but we have some really good artists working on some really cool projects. Any big projects you can tell us about? I have a few exciting projects that I’m working on at the moment. I have a t-shirt out on 3 March, which is the first self-released tee I’ve done in a
while. I also have a zine I’m working on that is still in the early stages of development. This year I’m really trying to make time for self-initiated projects I’ve been planning for a while and actually getting them done and out there. I also have a really cool clothing collaboration with a company based in Manchester, and I’m doing collaboration with a uni course finder website. I can’t give too many details about those but they’ll both be out very soon. marcusmethod.com // @marcus_ method
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A Family Affair It was back in 2016 when rock siblings Cellar Door Moon Crow dropped onto our radar, following a number of energetic, balls-to-the-wall single releases. The fraternal duo of Tom and Phil Goodwin cut their teeth in a number of popular Sheffield bands such as The Dodgems (once signed by Alan McGee’s Poptones label), Elephant Keys and Feral Brood. To promote the release of their debut EP, Exposed spent a memorable afternoon with the lads and photographer Marc Barker boning up on local history at Kelham Island Museum. “I guess the theme of the song is basically all about coming from a five-piece band then going down to a twopiece and having the confidence to go for it as CDMC. Tom learned the drums to be in this band and we spent all of our time before playing in bigger bands. Then, all of a sudden, it’s just the two of you and you’re wondering how you will be taken. It’s about having that self-belief and going for it.” – Phil Goodwin, 2016 Things have gone well for the band since, who released a full album You Got This last year – a must-listen is modern blues rock with hip-hop undertones sounds like your cup of tea. facebook.com/cellardoormooncrow 94 | www.exposedmagazine.co.uk
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