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44 20: Wordplay Award-winning poet Warda Yassin talks connecting with her roots and offers some choice advice for young writers finding their voice. proudly supporting the childrens hospital charity

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Freshers’ Week in numbers A big hearty northern welcome to all of the students – both old and new – who’ve arrived in the Steel City over the last month! Freshers’ Week this year takes place September 22-29, and to help all the new faces settle in nicely we’ve put together a Sheffield student special which you’ll find on the flipside. Elsewhere, it’s business as usual: we’ve got the usual selection of news, previews and features that make up your friendly neighbourhood Exposed Mag. Simply turn the page and get stuck in.


The percentage of students who choose to stay in the Sheffield region after graduation – significantly higher than the national average.


Students studying at Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield combined.


Where Sheffield ranked in a UK-wide poll of affordable student cities.

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Sheffield Makes Music Every year the BBC hosts a nationwide series of events that celebrates the art and power of music. This year, on 26 September, the city of Sheffield will partner with Sheffield University to celebrate its own musical culture with live performances across the city from Orchard Square to Kelham Island. A selection of free gigs will see the talents of Tixxy Bang, LIO, Before Breakfast, Tsarzi, Steve Edwards, Surf Muscle and the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra performing up close and personal. Sheffield University alumni Jon McClure will be bringing Reverend and the Makers along to form a Sheffield super group with KOG and the Zongo Brigade – Reverend and the Zongo Makers – who will see out the day at the Big Yellow Bus on Fargate at 6:30pm. Professor Vanessa Toulmin, director of city and culture at Sheffield University said of the event: “We’re delighted to once again be delivering Sheffield Makes Music in partnership with the city’s talented local musicians and venues. We were spoilt for choice in pulling together the programme as there is such an array of amazing and diverse talent across the city. “By staging the vast majority of events in walking distance of each other, the city centre will be full of energy and life with a musical backdrop which only Sheffield can deliver. I challenge everyone to come along and perhaps listen to a different musical genre or sound that they haven’t before – you won’t fail to be impressed with how Sheffield Makes Music.” Sheffield’s Poet Laureate Otis Mensah will host a feast of words and music at his Mash Up House in Orchard Square, as well as compering and performing at various points throughout the day. He said: “I feel blessed to be a part of Sheffield Makes Music. It’s imperative that we celebrate and champion the artists that sow our music scene together and build up legacies of culture in the city; Sheffield Makes Music is an opportunity to do exactly that. On this stage are some of the most innovative artists of our time whose work embodies poetic vulnerability throughout; artists impacting and inspiring change, uniting people here in Sheffield and far beyond.” Yellow Arch Studios will host Dopamine Disco - a project set up by Simon Brown, in collaboration with Yellow Arch Studios and Dr John O’Connell, after years of exploring sounds and making music to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. The Leadmill will once again host its Leadmill Acoustic Trail, leading music-lovers around a selection of shops, bars and cafes to celebrate an array of burgeoning talent. Down in the Castlegate area of city centre, Kommune have teamed up with Delicous Clam to showcase upcoming DIY talent such as Emily Jane and Them Sardines. Sheffield Makes Music takes place on 26 September. You can get full lineups and timings at



The Harley Returns

Going Green Sheffield Vegan Festival is returning to the city for its fourth year, and is expected to be one of the biggest events to date. The one-day festival will showcase a vast array of vegan-friendly stalls, covering everything from chocolate to clothing, as well as free samples and food tastings. There will also be a selection of talks

and demos throughout the day from some amazing people and businesses. The event takes place between 10:30am and 4:30pm on Saturday 28 September at Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank. Admission is £2 in advance or £3 on the door for adults and £1 for children. Under 5s and carers go free.

It was a venue known throughout the city for its gigs, club nights and as the home of Sheffield foodie institution the Twisted Burger Company, but had to close up shop last spring due to mounting financial pressures. A statement released in April said: “It brings us great sadness that we have to shut The Harley with immediate effect. Mounting financial pressures, much like many other music venues across the country, means that the business was no longer viable. “The Harley, over the years, has been a beacon for new music, bands, and grassroots promoters and a home for the fantastic independent restaurant, Twisted Burger Company. The venue may have come to an end, but the memories will live on.” The pub’s owners Mitchells & Butlers confirmed last month that the venue will be reopening in autumn. A spokesperson from Mitchells & Butlers told Exposed: “From time to time, we review our estate and have taken the decision to invest in the Harley. We expect to be reopening the venue in the autumn this year, retaining a live music presence whilst enhancing the offer of the iconic Sheffield destination. More information will be released closer to the relaunch.”

A Fine Vintage

The latest addition to Kelham Island’s retail scene, antiques and vintage emporium The Kelham Flea, opened its doors last month on Neepsend Lane. The Kelham Flea will offer a wide range of goods from contemporary art to industrial salvage and everything in between. Describing the stock as an “eclectic mix of pre-loved treasures and bespoke goods”, the venue’s owners are confident there will be something for everyone at the centre. The traders featured in the centre are local and independent, from Sheffield, York and Leeds. One standout range is the beautiful reclaimed furniture, fashioned from wooden pallets, designed and built locally by Mucky River Creative. In addition to Mucky River, several other well-renowned traders have partnered with Kelham Flea including Miss Samantha’s @the_kelham_flea


Vintage, who was voted Sheffield’s Best Women’s Retailer at the Exposed Awards this year. Miss Samantha will be joined by Seven Hills Reclamation, which offers high quality architectural salvage and antiques sourced from across Europe. Nestled in the heart of Kelham Island, Sheffield’s up and coming industrial quarter, the emporium is in good company. Fans of vintage and antique goods flock to Kelham Island each year for the ‘Vintage Island’ festival and the rich, industrial heritage of the area is evident in the re-purposed steel works and factories. It is no coincidence that the owner chose Sheffield’s most exciting area for the venture.

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Much-loved Glossop Road music venue the Harley announced its closure back in April, prompting a flood of tributes from regular visitors young and old.

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Britain’s Strongest Man

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Back for its fourth year on 28 September, the annual Sheffield Photomarathon event gives you a chance to get creative taking snaps of your city. The deal: it’s you, a camera (phones are fine!), and just over six hours in which you are tasked with taking six photographs around Sheff inspired by six given topics. All ages and experience levels are welcome – all you need is a digital camera, smartphone and a keen eye! All entrants get a badge, discounts at a number of independent cafes on the day, and chance to win great prizes – including a camera, vouchers for Harrison Cameras and more (full details coming soon). As well as this, at least one photo

per entrant will then go into an exhibition showing at the Winter Garden in October. Contestants should be made aware that there is a £10 admissions fee and all photographs must be taken in the allotted timeframe, with the competition beginning at 10am and all images submitted at the Winter Garden by 4pm. Filters and RAW formatting are not to be accepted and all cameras should begin with an empty memory card and by the end should have six photos saved.

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Produced in association with Sheffield’s first poet laureate Otis Mensah, Wordplay is a monthly showcase of up-and-coming artists from the city’s literary scene. For this month’s issue of Exposed, Joseph Food spoke to award-winning poet Warda Yassin.

Hi Warda, could we begin with how you first got into writing poetry? I was always an avid reader who practically lived in Sheffield Children’s Library, so I started off just enjoying other people’s work and still do. I acutely remember reading Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses as the first book with a black character and feeling like it was somewhere I could belong or exist. I loved Francis Hodgson Burnett and devoured Louisa Alcott May’s Little Women, spending ages fighting over characters with my sisters. Poetry is very much part of Somali culture and was always in the background of my childhood. My grandmother would sing poetry to me and my uncle was a poet, so it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when I started to dabble. When I was 19, I dipped my toe into a local poetry project for young women run by Vicky Morris (the founder of Hive). The sessions were supportive and relaxed and one project turned into another and another, and I realised I was discovering my passion for writing about all the places, people, and moments that matter most to me. Family and cultural identity are often big themes in your writing. Can you tell us a bit more about your experience of both and how that inspires you? I’m drawn to people and stories. I’m incredibly close with my grandmothers and they have shared their tales and girlhood adventures with me so I’ve felt compelled to write them down for them. Somalis have a rich oral and written history so it’s been fascinating to hear stories about my father’s village, and how they resisted, rebelled, loved, fought and lived. Poetry was multi-layered and used to resist governments, rally soldiers, woo lovers, honour friends and celebrate life. It’s not uncommon to hear poetic freestyles at weddings nowadays. At the same time, being a first generation Somali woman, I’m drawn to writing about the realities of my wider diaspora and community: how we love, fight, hurt, grieve and mend. I’m keen that people know my poems and experience are exclusive to me, and I don’t speak for everyone from a similar background. I’ve always written for myself, and if anyone can relate, then alhamdulillah that’s such a beautiful bonus. Do you have to be in a certain environment or headspace to begin writing? Not particularly. My poems have been written over the years at home and in workshops, work, on trains, planes, and mostly at night. My iPhone notes are shambles of random lines and bullet points everywhere. Each poem comes out differently and this is part of why I love the

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process. If a poem won’t come out, I usually read or focus on something else in my life until it is ready to be written. In 2018, your pamphlet Tea with Cardamom won the New Poets Prize. How did that feel, and have things changed for you much since? It was such a lovely surprise to win and to be chosen by poet Kayo Chingonyi whose work I really admire. Tea with Cardamom is a celebration of culture, but it is not afraid to have a wandering eye and ask questions. The experience of publishing my pamphlet has opened new opportunities for me, as writing was previously a private part of my life, and the response from my family, friends and community has been so warm mashallah. They are rooting for me, which means everything. Are there any writers or artists who have inspired your work? So many! Some of my favourite poets include Hadrawi, Nizar Qabbani, Warsan Shire, Ocean Vuong, J Cole, Sharon Olds, Kim Moore, Danez Smith, Liz Berry, Nayyirah Waheed, Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, Vicky Morris, my Hive peers Danae Wellington and Safia Khan, and so many more. I love novelists and I adore the works of Alice Walker, Jane Austen, Khaled Hosseini, Jean Sasson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I love the transformative nature of reading and how every new book leaves you a little more changed and a little more knowing of this world. I’m currently reading Kartography by Kamila Shamsie and I do not want it to end! What would you say to anyone interested in creative expression but unsure of where to begin with their writing? Find the writers whose words, works and poetics touch your heart and read them viciously. Find a local writing group and nurture a creative family to mentor, support and champion each other. Sheffield has a diverse cultural scene with places like Verse Matters (one of my favourite places to read at with its warmth) and SoAfrica Festival which is a celebration of African culture, arts and music. Last year it was lit seeing Sheffield borrow the spirit of Africa for a while so I do hope we see the festival again. And then there’s Hive who create safe, creative and supporting spaces with a plethora of opportunities (competitions, mentoring, workshops to name a few) – a must for younger writers. Find your voice and remain true to the topics, stories and styles which inspire your heart and keep writing for yourself foremost and the reader to follow. What is next for you? I have been working with young women from my local community on Mixing Roots – a collaboration between Off The Shelf and Hive. It’s been the absolute highlight of my summer and refreshed my love of poetry with the joy that comes from writing, capturing, healing and laughing together with bright young minds. I’m editing their tender and important words into an anthology to be showcased at Israac Somali Community centre on 15 October at 6:30pm, and everyone is welcome! I work as an English Teacher in a Sheffield school so I’m also gearing up for a new year and term. I love my job. The school is flexible with texts, so I find myself introducing a lot of poems I wished my teachers had shown me in school. Writingwise, I’m working on a first full-length collection (which feels odd to say!). twitter/instagram: warda_ahy

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“have you ever been held by the night/ her strong blick arms cloaking you from this alalbaster world/whenever I’m tired she’ll turn off the light/allow me to disappear into kinder shadows.”

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Ibibio Sound Machine // 11 October

Disney on Ice // 6-10 November

Marvel Universe // 10-13 October

The Liverpudlian six-piece are rising stars within the music scene and have built a huge following through hard work and playing everywhere and anywhere. Catch ‘em at the O2 before they blow up!

Gary Numan // 11 October

Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk and disco.

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.

Gary Numan’s influence has been recognised by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists. Prince, Kanye West and Lady Gaga have all sampled his back catalogue.

Local indie quartet The Sherlocks are back with their eagerly anticipated second album, Under Your Sky, the follow up to their 2017 debut, Live For The Moment.

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Jack Whitehall // 1 December

Liam Gallagher // 18 November

Kate Tempest // 9 November

The Happy Mondays // 22 November

Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Musical // 6-8 December

Russell Howard // 28 September

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest performs in support of latest release, The Book of Traps & Lessons.

Dermot Kennedy // 7 December

Following a run of sold out shows earlier this year, global star on-therise Dermot Kennedy will return to stage in support of upcoming debut album, Without Fear.

Legendary Manchester band the Happy Mondays are back and will be cementing their status as one of Britain’s most treasured bands with a marathon headline tour.

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Ex-Oasis frontman is back with his second album Why Me Why Not, after a supersonic return to the spotlight.

Hot on the heels of his criticallyacclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control.

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Life in Portraits For this year’s Sensoria Festival, you’ll be able to enjoy an exhibition featuring the work of Sheffield photographer Chris Saunders. Specialising in portraiture, over the years Chris has worked with everyone from Noam Chomsky to Helen McCrory and last month sat down with Exposed to discuss his career and the intriguing characters he’s met along the way.

Shall we begin with how you first became interested in photography? When I was a teenager I wanted to be a musician, so I was playing in dodgy metal bands during the mid-to-late eighties. Around this time I had a cat that would sleep in all these really daft positions. A friend of mine had a proper SLR camera, which I borrowed off him to take some pics of the cat, and it had this really wide angle lens, and I had never looked through one before, so when I put the viewfinder up to my eye I just thought, ‘Wow’. I loved the pics of the cat, so I got the bug and started buying all the gear I could afford at the time. I did an A-level up at Stocksbridge College and then went to Norton College and did a B-tech there, where I learned the technical side of things. Did you take to it quite well, the technical side? I didn’t really know what kind of photography I wanted to specialise in, it was very much a general thing. They’d have you doing studio product shots and going out into communities and photographing people out there, etc. I did everything they asked me to do and over the two-year course, this was around 1991-ish, I started gravitating toward doing documentary stuff. I think I’d been out on some demonstrations and was gearing toward doing that, so after I finished my college course I applied to go to Manchester University on a documentary/portraiture course. I got on that but during the intervening summer they turned the course into a fine art one without telling us! I turned down a place in Newcastle as well, which really annoyed me because I hadn’t been able to decide which one, so I was stuck in Manchester, on a course I didn’t feel suited me. Did you stick it out with the fine art course? Yeah, I kind of floundered around for about a year. 32 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

I wasn’t really working I just went out, and it was the early nineties in Manchester… it was alright! Did you shoot any of the Madchester scene in full swing as you were out and about? No, I didn’t. I was quite a shy character back then and moving to another city and trying to get into the local scenes was something I couldn’t contemplate really. When I was photographing demonstrations it wasn’t interacting with people and getting to know them, it was a fly on the wall kind of thing. When did that begin to change? It wasn’t until I was in my flat one night that a comedy show came on TV with this guy, Bill Hicks, I’d never heard of him but his show blew me away. Couple of days later I saw a poster for a gig about him playing in Manchester, and I knew I had to meet him. Even though I was a bit apprehensive about meeting people at random, I knew I had to meet this guy because he had left a big impression on me. So I went down on the day of his gig, it was around tea-time at the backstage door and when he turned up I said: “I’m a photography student, can I take your portrait?” He was really surprised that anyone was interested in him to that extent, but I spent three quarters of an hour with him just talking about films and music and then did a few photos. The pictures came out alright and that was a really significant part of my development, I got a massive buzz being out of my comfort zone and coming away with results that I was pleased with. In those days, pre-social media, trying to get your work out there was a lot more difficult. Well I was still a student, but it wasn’t the first portrait I’d taken, I’d taken photos of fellow students and just tried to experiment with light.

However, that was the first time I photographed anyone well known. I decided I wanted to be a portrait photographer despite being a naturally withdrawn, shy character. I went to the Waterstone’s store on Deansgate in Manchester, where they had loads of authors, film directors, poets and comedians doing book signings and I saw that they had Mark Frost, co-creator of Twin Peaks appearing, and I am a massive David Lynch fan, so I went and introduced myself to the manager of the book store and showed him my picture of Bill Hicks. I asked if I could come in and take pictures and the store would get some prints. He agreed and that was what got me through doing the course in Manchester. I just did my own thing and scraped through with a 2:2, but in that time I managed to build up a bit of a portfolio with some really famous authors and directors. Were you working part-time too? Yeah, being a photography student you had to spend a lot of money on film, paper, chemicals etc, a fortune really, and I was going out a lot as well. So, for a few years afterwards after leaving university I only dabbled in photography a little bit. I worked in a record store for a few years and then came back around to it and started showing my portfolio around and finally got representation with an agency in London that would sell my work and occasionally get me some jobs. I did quite a bit of work for book publishers in London, but the problem with that and living in Sheffield was that I never really entertained going to live in London. I grew up in Sheffield, I didn’t really want to live in London, which presented a problem in keeping the work flowing in. You were around in Sheffield during the ‘New Yorkshire wave’, which was an interesting time ▶



Chris Saunders ▶for the city’s music scene. Yes, there were also a lot of interesting oddball bands to photograph like Kings Have Long Arms, Pink Grease, and loads of others, so it was a great time for a photographer – the subjects were often really eccentric or stylish. I got involved with Sandman magazine; I did a lot of stuff for them and photographed a lot of the bands in Sheffield. I got the chance to shoot either Arctic Monkeys or someone else who had been signed. Arctic Monkeys hadn’t been signed at that point and I had seen them play at The Grapes; I thought they were alright, but they didn’t really stand out at that point. So I photographed this other guy and a friend of mine went off to photograph Arctic Monkeys and then followed them around as they became bigger and bigger! The guy I photographed disappeared. Sometimes as with Bill Hicks I pick the right people to gravitate towards, and sometimes not! You managed to get the Alex Turner shot eventually though, albeit with Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley too. It’s become quite a well-known picture now, but the editor got wind that all three were going to be in London at the same time so he arranged an interview and we went down and got that shot of them. It’s often been described as an “iconic” photo, which is nice! There’s a bit of a longstanding relationship with you and Hawley, isn’t there? The first time I photographed him was for Sandman; we got over to the Washington and he was already three pints in and we took the photos outside in the back garden and then that followed was a long afternoon of drinking. It’s known in the trade as “getting Hawley-d”. I’ve photographed him loads of times since, including the covers for his last two albums. Why have you largely stuck to portrait work? I’ve pretty much only been interested in photographing people, I think they’re the most interesting subject and I haven’t got the patience to wait for the right light with the natural world or photograph inanimate objects! Are there particular things that you aim to show in your portraits? Depends on who I’m photographing really; I’ve been photographing a lot of artists and sculptures recently because I like photographing these people with their work. There was somebody I photographed recently and he was very aware of how I was talking to him and directing him (which is in very precise manner) and he said it was like I was taking a still-life of a person, which I thought was perceptive. That said, I do tend to try and talk about things we might have shared interests in – which hopefully relaxes them a bit! There’s all this stuff about how a portrait can capture someone’s personality, but people are complicated and only one side of a person can be caught in a photo, really. If there is a subject in a photo laughing or smiling or whatever they might look really friendly, right? However I can show you a picture of George W. Bush where he looks really friendly, and I’m sure he can be, but on the other hand he’ll happily bomb the fuck out of somewhere with little ▶ 34 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

For me, it’s not about capturing someone’s personality: it’s about capturing a moment more than anything at all. If there is a subject laughing or smiling or whatever they might look really friendly, right? I can show you a picture of George W. Bush where he looks really friendly, but he’ll happily bomb the fuck out of somewhere.

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Chris Saunders ▶ thought of the consequences. So for me it’s not about “capturing someone’s personality”, it’s about capturing a moment if anything, and it can be just a slight change in the subjects’ expression that makes a shot for me. As a huge Twin Peaks fan, photographing David Lynch must have been a huge moment for you? Yeah, as far as creative people go, he was at the top of a list of people I wanted to photograph that I’d created while still at university. Before the internet I somehow found out where Lynch’s production office was in Los Angeles, I wrote a physical letter first to his office asking if I could photograph him when he was over here but of course didn’t hear back. With the internet, I found out his assistant’s e-mail address and I started emailing his assistant, persisted, and five years later it actually happened – as a commission as well. How did the shoot go? It was in the Sanderson Hotel in London, which is quite a posh hotel, and I went on their website and in the lobby there is a lot of Phillipe Starck furniture, a big chair with horns sticking out the back, a sofa in the form of lips, etc. His assistant said I could have half an hour with him, so I made this military precision plan where I would photograph him in this chair, then move him on to this sofa over here and then in front of these curtains and I got about four different set-ups planned. So, come the day, the assistant told us we couldn’t use the lobby after all for some reason; we had to use Lynch’s hotel room and only had five minutes. Lynch was really friendly but the room was absolute chaos: really untidy, stuff everywhere, a TV crew just packing up – nowhere to do a reasonable shot. So we went out onto the balcony and I had to set up there. The balcony was partially enclosed by a privet, so I put him in front of that, eventually got him sat down and there was that moment when you finally look at someone through the viewfinder and get the shot, and it was quite a moment given how long it had taken to get him. A couple of years later I get a call off my agent and he said: ‘We’ve just had David Lynch’s people on the phone; he specifically wants to use your picture of him to promote his first music album. Are you okay with that?’ I’d been of fan of his since I was a teenager so for him to do that was great. He’s also recently used it in his latest book of artworks. Let’s talk about the upcoming Sensoria exhibition. What can people expect to see? At first I wasn’t sure. I didn’t know whether to go down the political route, as I’ve photographed the likes of Corbyn, Chomsky, Harold Pinter; I’ve also photographed the Sheffield tree protesters, the people who were moved from living beneath the Ski Village, drag artists, firefighters, etc. But eventually I settled on creative people: Hicks, Lynch, Cillian Murphy, and some of the more well-known writers and directors I’ve photographed. A big part of the show, though, will be of street artists, painters, and sculptors based in Sheffield; there’s a vibrant art scene in the city and I feel like there are some people here whose work is underseen, so it’s been interesting for me to discover these people.


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How would you describe yourself for those who don’t know you? Have you ever been on holiday? And heard great music on holiday? That’s DIMITRI and probably was DIMITRI. The sounds used and the content of the lyrics make you feel like you’re on holiday – it’s a euphoric feeling. I want to make music that takes you elsewhere. Is ‘science music’ a fitting way to describe your sound? Definitely, I have a background in science. I studied science and I like to apply scientific research to most of my material. Whether that is a certain tempo that may raise the pulse, or a certain sound or note that will create a different effect for the listener. I also like to think about the space between notes or the infinite space between notes, if we want to get really scientific. Where else do you pull inspiration from? I went to a great poetry evening last week, which left me very inspired and led me to write two new numbers. But the main inspiration behind my work is the subject matter. In August I have a collection of songs coming out called Adverts, Love Songs and Official Soundtracks and each of those is either an advert, a love song or an official soundtrack. What I like to do is ask the audience “What do you think this song is?” The inspiration behind each song, then, depends on whether I’m creating an advert, a love song or an official soundtrack. I’ll show you – this is a bottle for Dimilkrem, an alcoholic milk-based drink with holistic healing properties, so I’m told. The idea behind one of the songs is to promote this drink. Therefore it’s an advert. Where do these products come from? These are all created by me – I sell them at shows and online. I also have with me a sample for a lifetime fragrance, DIMA. This album will contain no songs that are directly about cars. Why the change in subject matter? I’d say that a large proportion of my previous material and what people may know me for is music about cars. One of my big songs from last year was ‘Night-Time Driving Music’, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Its sound is designed for driving at nighttime, I’m sure you can imagine how it sounds. That was part of a trilogy, which was accompanied by ‘All-Time Driving Music’ and ‘Life-Time Driving Music’. So people may know me for creating songs about automobiles. This is maybe something that I’ll come back to, but for now there are just small references. So now we know about your advertisements, fill us in on the love songs and official soundtracks on the album. Love songs can be about anything really. I blurred the lines between each of the three different things. For example, the song about, say,

Dimilkrem, could be an advert for the product but also be a love song about it and the official soundtrack for it. When I perform, I like to ask the crowd what they think it is. I always learn something new from the audience about the product. They may think it’s a love song about it, or an advert or official soundtrack. It makes me question what it is. I’m learning from the audience constantly. Originally it was more clear-cut than this, but as I have been performing these songs around Europe, the possibilities of the songs have opened up. People are always giving me different answers and it became apparent that it isn’t binary. How important is it to have this interaction with your audience? People are very important to me, I love people. Without them I wouldn’t get as much joy from creating and performing music. It’s good to speak to the people about what you’re performing, and you get a reaction on the spot. It may also influence what song you play next. If it’s feeling particularly melancholic, this may be a point when I check in with the audience. I ask them if they want another melancholic one, or is it too emotional and I should play something more upbeat. I like to talk to the audience. This must give a welcome variation to your shows. Music for me is a conversation, and you wouldn’t plan a conversation. It’s an interaction. For example, if you’re playing bass guitar with a band you’re going to be following what the synth is playing or what the singer is doing. If you’re not, then you obviously aren’t listening. If I’m performing on stage and not listening to the audience, then what am I doing? Why did you decide to release the album on cassette as well as online? The cassette gives me flexibility. I am writing a personalised message for each order, and I thought that doing this with the cassette is the best way to do it. Each message is personalised per order, which I’m sure will take a long time because at the moment it is nearly sold out. Also, cassette is an underrated format. I really don’t like the sound quality of CDs and I dislike MP3 immensely. Records, however, I am saving for another day. You have described your recent live show at Delicious Clam as an immersive DIMITRI experience IRL. What does this experience entail? You’re getting the full DIMITRI package. From performing around Europe over the past few months DIMITRI has been performing at all types of venues – from a burlesque club in Paris to more standard venues. For this one, it’s just the full on DIMITRI experience. We’re also offering executive packages for people who want to come and▶


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Ahead of the release of his new album entitled Adverts, Love Songs and Official Soundtracks, DIMITRI joins us to have a chat before his live In Session performance. The meeting was fixed for a top-secret location deep in the bowels of Castlegate, and with some slight apprehension, Exposed sat down to face up to the penetrating gaze coming from behind a pair of ginormous retro shades donned by this shadowy character.

▶spend an hour or so with Dimitri beforehand. That will The big businesses very much stifle creative minds. be a great experience: letting the fans cross through the You’re about halfway through your summer tour. How barrier and come backstage for a chat and maybe some is it going? Dimfandel (DIMITRI’s very own Zinfandel product). It’s been amazing so far. Some of the best experiences In Sheffield at the moment there seems to be a thriving of my life, really. I kicked off the tour in London and scene of independent, co-operatively run labels and then performed three times in Paris over two days. recording studios – Delicious Clam is a part of this and This was quite exhausting but the venues and people is home to many well-loved bands and creatives. were amazing. I even performed some of the DIMITRI Yes, I think Sheffield has always been a very independent material in French at these shows. I mean my French isn’t city, especially with creating music. It’s a forward thinking the best, but it really enamoured me with the audiences. place. You don’t have to look far back to see artists that It was a great experience. were pioneering in Sheffield. I think what’s happening There was also a fan that had travelled to Paris from now is that musicians and creatives have taken matters Strasbourg. It was a delight to get her on stage and into their own hands, they are no longer relying on serenade her. It was a beautiful moment. I also did a corporations or record labels for money anymore. double encore at this show. I’m really not a fan of encores They’re just going ahead and doing it. Definitely with but the fans wanted it. To my amazement the fans were the Delicious Clam guys, they have built that place up singing along to my songs, even my unreleased material. from nothing and it’s great. They’re always hosting super- Most of the material from the forthcoming album is hot bands, and they have a great smoke machine which unreleased, so only a select few have heard it. But there is the main reason why I’m using the space. As for the were people singing along, which really shocked me. Blancmange group, they’re consistently putting out great How is the rest of 2019 shaping up for DIMITRI? music and I can’t thank them enough for I have a date in Newcastle in September creating my record. and after that I will focus on some Blancmange Lounge are another small business ventures and work on new but prolific collective. What can you material. I have some things in the works An exclusive online gig tell us about this working relationship? from some of the city’s finest already, but these might not be ready In the instance of my new album, Jackie until 2020. musical exports, filmed live Moonbather, who is one of the preYou’ve said that DIMITRI may never every month eminent members of the Blancmange return to Sheffield. Say it ain’t so? Watch the session online Lounge crew produced a few numbers Yeah, I may never. You don’t know at: www.exposedmagazine. on that. They’re also releasing my record how these things are going to work out through their channels, so they’re really. At the moment I am kind of tied In Session produced by: helping me out a lot. These independent to Sheffield because I’m trying to sell a Joseph Food @JosephFood labels are such a good thing, because nightclub – there is a song about this on Filmed & directed by: you’re getting music straight from the the forthcoming release fittingly called Tristan Ayling – www. artist. Musicians are taking business into ‘Nightclub for Sale’. This is tying me their own hands, there’s no middle-man to the city for the time being, but who Recorded & mixed by: or promoter chasing sales and numbers. knows what will happen in the future! Paul Tuffs

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All the way back in 2008, fresh-faced four-piece Pulled Apart by Horses sent out a text inviting people to an intimate ‘secret gig’ in Leeds city centre. This was the first of many reputation-cementing shows for the alt-rock group, who are now revered on the gig circuit for rampant live performances which capture the unhinged, chaotic spirit of the band. Their signature sound – raw, punk-edged rock – has evolved over the years, as have their musical influences. Early albums were inspired by screech-heavy imaginings of Radiohead and Nirvana while their most recent tracks are tinged with nostalgia, echoing the classic rock ‘n’ roll of the sixties and seventies. Two years after the release of their fourth album, the boys are going back to basics with a series of ‘up close and personal’ shows across the UK, reminiscent of the ‘secret gig’ that kick-started their career. We caught up with lead guitarist James Brown to talk about touring, new music and why Sheffield has a special place in the band’s heart. Why did you want the gigs on your upcoming tour to be in intimate, smaller venues? There were a few reasons for wanting to do this tour. It was mainly because we haven’t done a tour in a couple of years and we’ve got lots of new material – I guess you could say we’ve got a new album’s worth of music! It’s a thing we used to do: go out and play new songs at small shows, then after we’d done the little tours we’d go back to the studio and record the music that we played live. We haven’t done that since the second album so we decided that we needed to play these songs live and get up close and personal with the fans to see how they like the new material. It’s a process of working out which songs work and which don’t – almost like a bit of a feedback forum. You’ve been busy playing some festivals this summer, Y Not Festival in Derbyshire and 2000 Trees as well as a few abroad. What have been your highlights so far this year? 2000 Trees is such a good festival, that’s one we always hope we get an offer to play at. It’s so well respected, the people that go to it are proper music fans, they’re not just going to get drunk and take drugs

in a field. And we finally got to play the main stage! It’s been seven or eight years of us playing there on smaller stages so it was brilliant. We were all really excited for that and it was just everything we thought it would be – a bit of a riot! Something really cool about the festival is that nobody gets any phone reception so people aren’t on their phones all the time. It makes a massive difference at a festival. When we got there, even our manager couldn’t find us and that sort of translates to the audience so they’re all hanging out together, going round in packs having fun instead of being sat there doing Instagram stories. Does that really grate on you as a performer? It does and it doesn’t… I remember when it started, I think it was when we did our third record Blood, you massively noticed it in the crowd. Looking down from the stage, you would just see a sea of phones in the air. On the tour for the second album, we’d see people taking pictures and stuff but it was madness with Blood, people live streaming and everything. I’d just think to myself, put your phone away, you’re missing the gig! It’s the same as anything though, if you go for a walk through the Yorkshire Dales and you’re looking at the view on a screen, you’re missing out; it’s not immersive at all. I saw recently that Jack White has banned all phones at his shows. When you turn up, you have to put your phone in a little box – it’s quite militant! That’s taking it a bit too far but I can see why it’s annoying for performers. A homecoming gig in Leeds isn’t planned for this tour. Is there any reason for that? This is the thing, we’re always seen as a Leeds band or a Yorkshire band and we love playing there but you’ve got to share it out sometimes – the idea for the tour was to maybe not do main cities like Manchester, London and Leeds but to go to smaller places that we wouldn’t normally go to. It’s been a while since you played Sheffield – almost four years ago at the O2 Academy. It’ll be good to have you back. Yeah, we realised that we hadn’t been to Sheffield in a couple of years and we recorded our last album there so we were all really

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keen to add Sheffield into the tour. Rob, our bassist, is from Sheffield and we love playing there. While we were recording the album, we stayed at The Harley, which was cool because we used to play lots of gigs there back in the day. We’re really looking forward to playing at Picture House Social too, we went there pretty much every night for pizza – it’s an amazing venue. You said with The Haze that you were trying to recapture that youthful energy of your early stuff, having gone with a darker, more atmospheric feel for Blood. That being said, what direction will the new record be going in? I don’t really want to give too much away… we’re changing things up a little bit. All I’ll say is that we’re going down the rock ‘n’ roll route with this record. We’ve been listening to The Rolling Stones and Iggy Pop and The Stooges, and we’ve all got on the same wavelength where we’re enjoying traditional rock ‘n’ roll, it’s a shared influence. This is why we came to the conclusion that we should go and play live, see if it works and if it doesn’t work then re-evaluate the stuff. Bands don’t really do that anymore and we didn’t do it for the last couple of albums but I think it’s important to go and give the fans a preview of what you want to do. We want to see how people will react to it before we record it. It’s always important to keep people on their toes a bit. Yeah, I think it’s really important to keep things fresh. With the second record that we did with Gil “It’s funny because Norton who’s worked with Foo Fighters and The Pixies, we could’ve really easily become a normal people would always rock band that keeps pumping out the same sort of albums but we would just get bored. say “you’re an indie Yeah, I think you can really feel that in your band” and we were albums, each one goes in a slightly different direction and it feels like you’re always evolving like we’re not an indie as a band. You don’t really fit into any one genre, band or people would but how would you have a go at describing yourselves? say “oh, you’re a punk It’s funny because people would always say “you’re band” but we’re not an indie band” and we were like we’re not an indie You’ve been in the music industry for over a band or people would say “oh, you’re a punk band” a punk band either! decade now, what lessons have you learned over but we’re not a punk band either! What are we the years? … it’s impossible to say. Back in the day, we’d be What are we … it’s The main thing we’ve learned is that you have to booked in for Download Festival one week then impossible to say.” keep your feet on the ground. You think you’re Latitude the next – nobody really knows what sort living some kind of dream but you’re not… we’ve of band we are! I guess I’d say we’re an alternative had some crashing lows. It’s boring to talk about rock band but if we just wrote the same sort of but money is a big thing that we’ve learned you have to be songs every time, it wouldn’t be exciting. really careful about. Someone comes along and goes: “Go and What was the writing process like for your new songs? record with this guy, it’s gonna cost you £40,000 and it’s gonna be Previously, you’ve said you cooped yourselves up in a cottage brilliant.” You need to hang on a minute and think if it’s the right in Wales to make music. Was it a similar approach in terms of thing to do? Don’t just jump right in. But yeah, if you’re passionate shutting yourselves away this time? and you love making music, you’ll find a way to do it regardless of It’s been a similar process to before, really. It’s the four of us; it’s who’s giving you money. We’re just really happy that people still always a shared thing. There’s never been any one person directing want to hear our music after all these years. I think that’s a really everything. Tom’s done a few demos and brought them into the important part of the band, we want to keep doing it because we studio and we’ve all turned them into songs. Rob or I will have an love it, we’re not looking for fame and stardom, we just enjoy it. idea for a song or Tommy will write basslines and little riffs and we I think that really comes across in your music – even just all just get in the room and work together, that’s the essence of the scrolling down your social media, you have so many loyal fans band. It’s why we’re called Pulled Apart by Horses really, it’s four commenting on the posts, eager for new music and shows. people with shared and different influences trying to create one If there ever came a point where we were stood on stage playing to thing – it’s everyone inputting and bringing ideas. five people, we’d probably think this isn’t really worth it anymore. 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competition from a number of artists and designers across the north of England. “It was tough but Jenna’s design was utterly compelling and incorporated pattern and colour covering the entire space,” said owner Andrea Burns. “It really resonates with our aesthetic here at Nice Neighbourhood and we are absolutely in love with the result.” According to Jenna, much of the inspiration behind the design came from the work of Ricardo Bofill – a Spanish architect revered for using shape and colour to bring spaces alive in bold and unique fashion. “I wanted to embrace the original form of the building and add to it with Bofill’s signature archways. I used the existing different plains of the room to create pattern and shape; it has really brought the space together. Nice Neighbourhood itself has a distinct interior and I was interested in

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Lost Industry Brewery, the Sheff-based craft brewing specialists, are set to open a bar on the site of the old Niche nightclub.

Down on Sidney Street, home to creative businesses like Jawing, HR Media and the ever-impressive Birdhouse Tea Company, local brewery Lost Industry Brewing has taken up a unit in the Niche building, where the infamous nightclub of the same name used to stand. The brewery’s taproom will have more than 20 lines of ale, all dedicated to the huge range that Lost Industry brew in Wadsley Bridge alongside picks from local and independent breweries. We grabbed owner Lesley Seaton to get the skinny… The new place will have 21 lines of beer when you open, what can we expect on the list? We will be selling a wide range of beers – a whole bunch of our own beers from Lost Industry, although this will depend on what we have at the time because we’re only a small brewery. There will be a range of stouts, pale ales, IPAs – every type of beer really! We produce so many different beers and we’ll be stocking all of them. We’ll also have a lager line, which will only be craft lager. None of the big boys! Will all of the beers you sell be brewed by Lost Industry? It will be a 50/50 split. The other proportion will be from small and independent breweries, we won’t be selling any beer from mainstream corporations. We support proper craft beer! For those who don’t know, what is Lost Industry? We are a young company, only four years old. We are based at Wadsley Bridge and are only a small five barrel brewery. The team at the brewery is made up of me (Lesley), Jim Seaton, Helen Seaton and Nat Seaton, who handles a lot of the social media side of the business. We are proud to say that we sell beer all over the UK and even in Europe – We regularly do business with a bar in Madrid! Our mobile bar, selling a range of our beers, can also be found at festivals throughout the year. We very much enjoy going out and meeting people, it is great to spread the word and collab with different people! Word on the grapevine is that you will be serving pizzas freshly made on the site? We haven’t finalised the menus yet, but there will definitely be a range of pizzas. We are considering the possibility of doing customised pizzas, so there will be different toppings available and plenty of options for vegans/ 56 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

vegetarians. Nothing is set in stone yet. But we are certain that there will be pizzas, paninis and platters on the menu. How did you come to acquire the building? We had been looking for a bar space with our partner, Darren Filsell (above), for a while before we came across this place. Once we went into business together we began looking seriously for a venue. We wanted to be based in Sheffield, because this is Lost Industry’s hometown. We looked at several places but they never really worked out. We then found this space in the city centre and loved it – a lot of this is to do with the shape of the building and the area that it’s in. The building itself is so individual. The area is very up-and-coming, and it isn’t far from the Rutland Arms which is one of our favourite pubs. We think it will become part of a really nice circuit alongside all the other bars that are around.

What sort of vibe are you going for? We are aiming to have an industrial atmosphere. We have left everything fairly bare in the building, and will then include things like scaffolding boards, window shelves and high seats. We also have a local artist doing some wonderful artwork that will be on display. The look we are trying to achieve is quite eclectic, with random décor instead of lots of matching chairs. We are also going to create a nice outdoor space, but because of the central location it will mean that we have to move it all inside at night. But we are hoping to have a couple of tables at the side of the building and some bistro-esque tables at the front. The building was a completely empty shell, so we have had a big job on our hands building everything from scratch. We are really excited to open to the Sheffield public in September!

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food & drink Already renowned for expertly crafted beer and ales, Thornbridge felt the time was right to introduce their vision of a pub-come-bar to Ecclesall Road while endorsing the recent reinvigoration of the area’s beer scene – with surrounding micropubs such as Portland House, Ecclesall Ale Club and The Beer House making sure you’re never too far away from a a decent pint. “We knew we wanted to bridge that gap between pub and bar,” says Eagle manager Toby Hickman. “We were keen to provide somewhere with a nice, relaxed vibe that welcomes dogs, children and families throughout the week but also provides a cosy late bar setting at weekends.” Alongside collaborative support from Brewkitchen, The Eagle also delivers homemade bar snacks and traditional pub bites to suit the drinking palate – a mixed selection of tasty charcuterie, bread, cheese, olives, scratchings, crackling, mixed nuts and scotch eggs. The idea is to focus on snacks that truly compliment the beer on offer; whether it be in can, bottle or poured from its twelve taps (two cask and ten keg). To celebrate the rich variety of craft beer on the market, locally as well as nationally and further afield, the venue offers a more feasible approach to some of the more adventurous punters of today. 2/3 pint Aussie-style schooners endorse the pub’s happy hour each Friday between 5-7pm. If that doesn’t take your fancy, 1/3 pint measures are also offered on every beer. Excitingly, The Eagle will also promote events and live music – something arguably lacking in the area. North Yorkshire’s highly-rated Brass Castle Brewery were recently invited on the bar for debut tap takeover, exhibiting their range of innovative vegan-friendly and gluten-free beers. And having already hosted Caroline Francess & The Lights, Jordan Rooker, Floyd Parker, resident DJ Benny Maths, as well as fortnightly midweek sets from nu-jazz and neo-soul advocate troupe Fortythree, they’re clearly keen to explore a wide mix of gigs and DJ sets. All of this can be enjoyed on the pub’s roadside beer terrace, a perfect people-watching zone and socialising space. There are plans to also develop and further renovate this area of the pub into a summer terrace decking area while fitting in retractable windows to bring the outdoors inside on sunny days. Toby tells us The Eagle are here to champion local talent in beer, food and live music in an area of Sheffield popular with students and locals alike. Throw in later opening hours on the weekend (Fri and Sat until 1:30am) and soon-to-be-announced loyalty card schemes for students, hospitality staff and regular punters, The Eagle may well make itself known as a landmark watering hole in Sheffield.

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For the fifth year in a row True North Brew Co. and Abbeydale Brewery have joined forces to raise a glass for charity with two brand new beers, ‘The Strider’ and ‘Threshold’, which will be available to enjoy as part of this year’s Sheffield Half-Pint Marathon. The premise is simple: head down to one of thirteen participating venues (all listed on, order one of the two specialty beers, collect your sticker, and when your card is filled hand it in to Forum Kitchen + Bar to receive your official Half Pint Marathon t-shirt! The Half Pint Marathon, all in aid of local charity Sheffield Mind, which provides support

Sean Clarke, head honcho at the Moor Market’s Beer Central, showcases his craft brewery of the month and recommends some of their finest tipples.

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for people suffering from mental illness. Marketing executive of True North Sophie Corden said of the collaboration: “This event is incredibly important for us; not only do we want to raise money for a local charity but we want to get people talking to raise awareness about mental health.” The Sheffield Half-Pint Marathon begins on 13 September and runs throughout the month.

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NOOO. The summer can’t be over, surely not?! Hasn’t it only just begun? Anyway, at least we got a bit of sunshine, so onwards to the September edition of Beer Central’s monthly beer column in the wonderful Exposed Magazine. Every month we try to give you all an entertaining look at the latest beer scene, mixing up local beer releases with the very best UK and international recommendations we can find. September is a big month for Sheffield, with thousands of students heading to the city – some of them for the very first time! New and old students, if you’re a reader of our column, then have yourselves a wonderful year in Sheffield. If you like your beer, then do pay us a visit, just inside the main entrance of The Moor Market! This market is South Yorkshire’s biggest home for independent traders serving fish, herbs, fruit and veg, curries, cuppas, burgers – almost anything you’d need can be found under one roof. We’re the ones to go to if you’re after beer, cider, mead and gifts!  Anyway, here’s three new beers to watch out for if you’re planning on enjoying a beery September in Sheffield. Don’t forget that next month is the Steel City Beer Festival down at Kelham Island Museum (16-19 Oct) – a must visit for any beer lover!  

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Sterile Tears – West Coast IPA (7% ABV & 440ml cans) 2019 is the big return for West Coast IPAs! Traditionally brewed with more bitterness and less hazy than the murky New England IPAs that have been so popular in recent years. Local brewery Abbeydale have teamed up with Box Social Brewing (Newcastle) to rustle up a vibrant, punchy IPA. Citra, mosaic and simcoe are the A-List hops in this one – resulting in flavours of mango, passionfruit and citrus.

Tiny Rebel (Newport) The 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival is well underway in preparation ahead for its event, where it will be taking place once again in Sheffield’s iconic Kelham Island Museum, for its sixth consecutive year. Each year the festival’s committee selects a local charity to support during the festival. This time round, it’s Hillsborough’s Burton Street Foundation. Based in S6 for the past twenty years and is known for its commitment and work through a range of services, to support the social needs and development of its young users, ranging from the age of

8 to 18 years old, who currently experience learning disabilities. Their work aims to develop user’s self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness through a range of recreational workshops and programmes. Following from the festival’s success last year that saw more than 6,000 visitors attending and consuming more than 15,000 pints of cask ale. The festival will be running for three days between 16-19 October.

StayPuftAmplified–ImperialMarshmallowPorter(12.8%&330mlcans) Well, what can we say about this one – it’s a BIGGY! Tiny Rebel produce a very popular range of beers and their Stay Puft Marshmallow Porter tends to steal the show. This baby is the grown-up version, forget the normal 5.2%ABV, this one has been revved up to nearly 13% – it’s darker, thicker and with more marshmallow than ever before. Top tip: enjoy with a big slab of chocolate cake!  

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Bianca – Lemon & Coconut Tart Lassi Gose (6% & 500ml cans) Omnipollo are famous across the globe for their often outrageous brews – and this one looks a tasty treat, too. Bianca is a sour beer, brewed with a touch of rock salt, coconut, lemon juice and creamy lactose, delivering up lemon and coconut tart in a glass.

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Following the closure of The Harley back in April, Sheffield foodie institution Twisted Burger Company was left to find a new home, temporarily setting up at the Wick at Both Ends.   Announcing the news via their Facebook page, Triple Point Brewery and Bar on Shoreham Street, formerly Sentinel Brew House, confirmed that the food institution would be pitching up at their gaff for the foreseeable. Last month, Exposed nipped down to check out the recently revived bar – now complete with a fully refurbed outdoor seating area – and got stuck into the Twisted Burger menu, which recently added a few new treats to their offering. Despite the change of location, they’re still knocking up some of the finest burgers in the Steel City. The classic triple patty ‘Supersize Me’ burger looked at sumptuous as ever, joined by the ‘Holy Cluck’ – a fried chicken option bursting with chorizo, cheese sauce, buffalo sauce and guacamole. Vegans/vegetarians are, as always, well catered for with TBC and their ‘“Duck” Seazon’ fries topped with seitan, hoisin sauce, sriacha, spring onion and sesame seeds provided the perfect accompaniment, with another shoutout to the moreish veggie-friendly deep-fried queso bites. Been missing your Twisted Burger fix over the last couple of months? Head on down, they’re open Monday to Saturday 12-10pm (8pm on Sundays), and you can wash them down with an array of ales brewed just yards from your table. We’ll raise a glass to that!

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Art in the Gardens 2019 On the weekend of 7 –8 September, an event in the Botanical Gardens will celebrate two of Sheffield’s most-loved artists. Amongst many others, the works of George Cunningham and Joe Scarborough will be on display at Art in the Gardens – an event taking place just a few minutes’ walk away from where the former grew up. It’ll be a few days shy of what would have been George’s 95th birthday, an artist and painter so influential and revered around the UK, these types of celebrations of his work have been common place both during his formative years and since he passed in 1996.

This exhibition, set to be a world-first for some of the George Cunningham works on show, is an excellent opportunity to see some of his famous works in the flesh alongside one or two familiar faces. Ian Turner, the curator of the Art in the Gardens event, said: “We have a fantastic range of artists at the show, from seasoned professionals at the peak of their crafts, through to amateurs and beginner artists selling work for the very first time at the show! So it is with great excitement that we welcome Joe Scarborough back to Art in the Gardens alongside work of the equally famous George Cunningham!”

Art in the Gardens takes place between 7-8 September in the Botanical Gardens, a stone’s throw from where George grew up. For information on tickets, head to

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This year marks the 200th year anniversary since the opening of the Sheffield and Tinsley canal, and two free celebratory events at Victoria Quays and Castlegate will marking the occasion on 21 September. The events are a celebration of the history and heritage of the ‘Outdoor City’, which, for one day will be a city out on the water. A restoration project on the part of Sheffield council has recently uncovered large vaults and aqua-ducts beneath the pavement. Not only that, but the foundations of Sheffield Castle remain intact and well preserved, and though the vaults are usually off-limits, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has been granted a dispensation to screen films in the catacombs. The Castlegate ESCape, situated on Exchange Street, will be hosting a free community streetparty featuring live music, DJs, live art, poetry, and independent traders. Aiming to celebrate the illustrious history of the area as well as the diversity it enjoys today, there will

also be a live street art exhibition for punters to enjoy. Over at Victoria Quays, the Waterfront Bicentenary Festival will bring to light the importance of the Sheffield-Tinsley canal – a vital artery for the city’s industrial development, opening on 22 February 1819 with 60,000 gathering to watch the first boats arrive. Street food, arts and crafts, live music will be available alongside activities on the water such as boat trips and guided canal walks.

Grenoside Beer Festival September 14 The Grenoside Beer Festival is back by popular demand for 2019. The festival is located at the rear of Grenoside Community Centre in their specially erected marquee. Join for a day of beer, great food from a variety of local vendors and music festivities. As always, the bar will be well stocked with prosecco, gin and premium spirits as well as an array of cask and keg beer. Foodhall Community Carnival September 14 Foodhall is hosting a weekend of FUNdraising for SAYiT and The Foodhall/ Sheffield Open Journal. Join the event for live music, local vendors, local beverages, vegetarian and vegan food, DJ sets in the eve, pottery workshops and some serious community vibes. Foodhall is a multiaward-winning open public dining room, kitchen and common space at the heart of Sheffield city centre. Vintage Nation Sheffield 92 Burton Road // September 21 Vintage Nation is finally hitting the north. Filling 92 Burton Road inside and out, this event is the perfect day out for any vintage fan and food-lovers. This incredible venue will be packed with the best vintage in the UK, giving you the choice of 60 amazing traders under one roof. If you fancy, take a break from sorting through the rails of vintage delights and have a snack from one of the many independent food stalls. Diversity Fest 2019 Hagglers Corner // September 29 Diversity Fest is a free community arts festival featuring music, dance and spoken word. The festival celebrates people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities. They aim to promote mutual respect and co-operation between all people by bringing together communities to celebrate unity. The festival presents a jam-packed line-up spread over three stages, including Treebeard, Phoenix Bellydance, Clare Macy and many more.

The Tinsley Bi-centennial takes place from 10am – 4pm and the Castlegate ESCape from 2pm –10pm on the 21 September 2019.


taP takeover and meet the brewer

26th September from 6pm Tap takeover and Meet the brewer with our friends from London Beer Factory Sheffield’s Largest Beer Range Award Winning Restored 1st Class Refreshment Rooms. 10 cask Ales, 14 Draft Continental Beers and over 200 bottles and cans. Onsite Micro Brewery “Tapped Brew Co”

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Nightlife Top Picks September is always a busy month on the nightlife scene with freshers filling dancefloors alongside club regulars all over Sheffield. Not sure where to begin? Be reyt, stick wi’ us and we’ll show yer what’s what…

Dilemma launch night

Church - Temple of Fun // 13 September // FREE The first installation of Dilemma promises to be a night full of all the biggest R’n’B, hip hop and pop tracks from the 90s and early 00s. Expect Destiny’s Child, Nelly and TLC – sounds pretty decent to us.

The Tuesday Club: Redlight B2B DJ Zinc, Notion, Sherelle and more

The Foundry // 24 September // From £15.65 Catch the iconic Redlight and legendary DJ Zinc B2B at the Tuesday Club’s autumn season kick-off party.

Sweats x Syko Disko: Detroit Swindle

Signal // 29 September // £9 Expect the usual from Sweats and Syko Disko but with both teams combining efforts to make this one an extra special party. Taking place at Signal, a brand new, unused, and very special underground warehouse venue in Sheffield city centre.

Manilla X Moment Cinetique and REES

Bal Fashions // 28 September // From £5 This September Manilla and Moment Cinetique have joined forces to bring REES to the intimate setting of Bal Fashions. Expect disco, Italo, house and electro.

Hope Works x No Bounds: Helena Hauff and Rebekah

Hope Works // 28 September // From £18 No Bounds Festival’s final warm up do is a bit special with two huge headliners, one of which is the cover star of this very magazine. Flip us over (not metaphorically, please)

and have a read of our natter with Helena Hauff on page 29 (of the student side) and get hyped!

Drumology: Benny Page, Nicky Blackmarket, Eazy D, Bassman and more Signal // 29 September // From £6 As the official after party of Bass in the Park, this line-up almost rivals the festival at Ponderosa itself. The legendary Benny Page tops the bill. Nowhere else to carry on the party, folks.

Fire in the Park // Bass in the Park

Ponderosa Park // 28 – 29 September // From £50 Some absolutely huge names are on the bill for Fire and Bass in the Park. Charlie Sloth, Giggs, DJ EZ, Mistajam and Andy C, to name but a few. Don’t miss out. //

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Scrabbling around for the right record to hit you in the feels following a particularly grisly root canal? Or searching Spotify for a “family dog just died” playlist to no avail? Have no fear, London-based celestial folk duo Pet Deaths are on-hand to give you what you need. Exposed spoke with Liam Karima (previously of Sheffield faves Hey Sholay) and Graeme Martin to find out what we can expect from their debut offering.

For those who unfamiliar with Pet Deaths, can you succinctly sum up what you’re all about? LK: Pet Deaths make sad music for sad people: melancholic harmonies, delicate guitars, loose beats, ambience, and natural sounds. It’s something we would suggest listening to if you are feeling a little low after putting down a loved pet or post-tooth extraction; feeling sorry for yourself riding the X78 with a swollen cheek. Your debut album ‘to the top of the hill and roll…’ will be released at the end of the month. What can you tell us about it and how it came together? LK: We literally bumped into each other near the Trelick Tower in London with guitars on our backs and a vague recognition from playing on the same bills in previous bands (Hey Sholay /Let’s Buy Happiness). We then realised we both lived a stone’s throw away. To escape the smog and pace of the big city we started making noises with spoken words on Graeme’s balcony, living room, bedroom, kitchen, and recording demos on an old dictaphone. This evolved into making more structured songs in Oxfordshire’s Courtyard Studios, which is what you hear on the album. The record itself is a loose concept-based piece that starts at the top of the hill and ends at the bottom, wrote over a two-year period based on the start and the end of a relationship. 68 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Both of your native cities, Sheffield and Newcastle, have a rich musical heritage. How does where you come from influence your sound today? LK: I don’t think the music from Sheffield influenced our sound as such, I think the environment more so. I used to hang out with skateboarders from an early age – until I realised I couldn’t skate. They were the cool kids of Devonshire Green who never washed and had oversized trousers held up by a shoe lace. I thought I was in a Larry Clark film and hung out at the SUMO skate shop watching skate videos; the soundtracks of these skate videos were so eclectic, mind-blowing, and became a major part of what I listened to ranging from the Beatles to Dr Octagon. GM: Musically, the scene in Newcastle had a big impact on how I played when I first started out as a teenager writing music. There were some incredible bands in Newcastle back then that pushed everyone to be better and looked after each other; it was an amazing thing to be a part of. The scene was easy, one huge building with everyone’s practice rooms for pennies and a cup to pee in. I think Pet Deaths has a British sound but I don’t think you’d listen and go, “Oh, he’s a Geordie” – as I feel that is the case with most of the music from Newcastle like Jimmy Nail or Mark Knopfler. There is certainly no particular style of music that is solely associated with the city, but there are a load of

you up for the walk up the hill – with no fucks given. It brilliant bands coming out that vary dramatically to “We definitely exposes the early stages and the foreboding messages each other despite being in the same circles. It’s an lost our minds. of a relationship taking a sour turn. A wind-up toy has eclectic scene of lovely, huggable, Greggs-eating I was sick and all the energy when the key is turned, eventually we people. I remember we lose patience and we question whether we really need Was there any initial Sheff vs Newcastle banter, were snowed in to turn the key anymore. or have you united nicely under the Northern and the session You produced the album over various long weekend banner? turned almost sessions in Oxfordshire, locked in at several points GM: We have the same dark, pessimistic, twisted into The Shining throughout the year with no outside distractions sense of humour so coming together as northerners in at one point, I and an obsessive focus on what you were creating. London under similar circumstances was always going cried for days” How important was this process for producing the to be interesting. album? Did you ever feel a bit of cabin fever coming on? Liam: I still can’t understand what Graeme is saying most GM: Cabin fever was real. I can get a bit obsessive especially of the time to be honest, as his Geordie accent is thicker than after 15 coffees and nicotine. But I definitely enjoy being locked in mud. a studio; it gives a focus and gets rid of distractions. The only obstacles are Liam, you spent a period of time with Sheff favourites Hey Sholay – even gracing the Exposed cover at one point. How do you look back on your mind and knowing when to call it a day... which I struggle with it. It was just a natural progression for me. that period personally? LK: My Nan still has the cover framed on her floral walls, bless. So it’s LK: We definitely lost our minds. I was sick and I remember we were snowed always a talking point when I visit. Yeah, I look back fondly on those five in and the session turned almost into The Shining at one point, I cried for days years, Hey Sholay was a great time in my life and I have many fuzzy, in-between takes, swung a bat around the studio. It definitely helped us focus warm memories. Unfortunately all good things come to an end; we on what needed to be done. It’s a real wet, strange record with a bloody big became frustrated with the whole industry and burnt out. We still have heart and I think you can hear that. a finished second album gathering dust somewhere, maybe something You said that Leonard Cohen and Jiro Yoshihara were major talking we could leak one Christmas and give exclusivity to Exposed mag? points when you first met. Would these be the two figures you’d most like Yes, let’s do it! Shifting back to the present, you both are very much part to collaborate with? Any others? Can be dead or alive, obviously. of London’s concrete fast-lane these days. How, if at all, does your music LK: Cohen musically and Japanese minimal art visually was our dream for Pet Deaths from day one. Other artists? I’d love to write a long complaints letter to reflect your surroundings? LK: London definitely played a major influence on the bleakness of the Vladimir Nabokov with Hunter S. Thomson as editor. record. Music proved to be a form of mediation and escapism. The influence What else does the rest of the year hold for Pet Deaths? of the characters in London can be heard on a few of the tracks such as ‘Lola’ GM: Some shows in Europe, a UK tour. Maybe another Sheffield show in and ‘Only Bad Things’ – these characters offered some sort of enlightenment early December? whilst struggling with depression. They lifted the cloud; it was my nod to Lou LK: We have half of the next record already recorded, so I think finish this in mid-December and follow up with another album early in the New Year. Reed. ‘Wind up Bird’ is the opening track on the record. How does it set the tone for the rest of the album? LK: As a concept album, this is a great opener: it’s seven minutes long and sets Pet Deaths’ debut album to the top of the hill and roll… is out now






Things have been pretty crazy for you guys recently. What has been the most surreal moment so far? Reading and Leeds last year was pretty mad for us, and Radio 1 plays as well, like Annie Mac and Huw Stephens Maida Vale sessions. I guess those are the kind of moments we never knew we were gonna have. It’s really inspiring to see you and the band making it, do you have any role models/inspirations that have helped push you to keep going? Thank you! The Wombats have been there for us since day one, so they’re our inspiration in that sense, and the guys from Sundara Karma and the people who took us on tour for the first time. We’ve all got different inspirations and they all conglomerate to make us I guess. People nowadays seem to think that social media is the best tool for getting your name out there, how true do you think this is in your experience? Oh yeah definitely. We wouldn’t have a social platform without Instagram and Twitter and those sites y’know. Streaming as well is kind of a godsend because you can just put what you want out there, and people will pick it up because it’s the internet.

Fusing classic indie influences with grunge pop stylings and empowering messages, London four-piece Bloxx are one of the UK’s most infectious young bands. Following the release of their debut EP ‘Headspace’, Joanna Tillery caught up with frontwoman Fee Booth ahead of their upcoming Sheffield show.

Your new EP ‘Headspace’ is brilliant. Would you say it has slightly poppier leanings than your earlier stuff? Thank you so much. I guess I’ve always written from that genre, and when we produced it just got a bit heavier. With the EP we did it so simply and it stayed true to itself but it is a bit poppier; I like it because we’ve still kept it real to what we are. How important is that as a band – staying true to yourself? It’s really important. You need to be able to be with other musicians and explore different avenues but stay true to what is your thing. We write poppier stuff but we’re still Bloxx; we still have our riffs and our heavy sound and when we play live it becomes us. You’ve just begun a massive tour, which can be testing for bands at times. What would you say are the

best and worst experiences you’ve had on the road so far? We’ve had some bad experiences in America where the drives were just stupidly long and we’ve all been arguing with each other. But we still love each other like married couples, y’know? The worst ones have been days when we’ve just felt down, but everyone has them. Touring is never a chore though, it doesn’t feel like a job, even though it is. It just feels special so I guess all of the moments are great. What are your must-bring items for going on tour? My portable charger, laptop, headphones, wallet, and a big crate of Red Stripe. Do you want your listeners to take anything away from your debut EP?

Yeah, I guess there’s a big fuck you message in a lot of the songs and I guess that’s what people like to hear these days, and it also reflects some of the anger our listeners will be feeling as well. Obviously there’s also the big acceptance of gay rights narrative, too. Are there any artists you’d really like to work with? Matt from The Wombats definitely, I really want to write with him. There are loads! Bombay Bicycle Club, or if Jeff Buckley was still alive I would have loved to do something with him. We’ll have to see what the future brings and if we can get collaborations like that. Bloxx play The Leadmill on October 10. Tickets and more info available from



Following the passing of their drummer, James Umney, Chesterfield band Clear Vinyl have announced a memorial gig at the Leadmill raising money for the Jessie’s Fund charity.

The show taking place on 15 November will see the band and close friends celebrating James’ legacy alongside the work of bands he loved. Jessie’s Fund helps children with additional and complex needs or serious illness to communicate by using music. A JustGiving page has been set up, which to date has raised £3,690, and the band hopes to raise even more funds through this memorial show. The band released a full statement on James’ passing, which read as follows:

Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.leadmill. The band welcomes any donations through the JustGiving page: jamesumney

Friends, It is with heavy heart that we have to inform you that on Friday the 2nd of August, our brother, best mate and drummer, James sadly passed away. Never in a million years did we think we would have to write anything like this. His talent as a dancer, comedian, karaoke maestro and most of all a musician was on a level we could only wish to be on. There is nothing we can put in this status to truly show you how much of an amazing human being he was and is. To those of you who knew him, James was always smiling, and cracking a joke even in the most serious of situations. We urge you not to be sad or upset but instead to laugh, smile and live everyday to the fullest just like he did. James’ family have created a JustGiving page for donations to ‘Jessie’s Fund’. This Charity helps children with additional and complex needs or serious illness to communicate by using music. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate James’ life than by helping others learn to enjoy the creative aspects of music. Our last single ‘Foolish’ was recently released and we will be donating all proceeds from the release to ‘Jessie’s Fund’ in James’ honour. This has hit us all really hard but after speaking to each other over the last few days, and with the full support of James’ family we’re going to push on. We started this as a group of 5 lads with a dream and although it is going to be incredibly difficult and will take some time, we are going to carry on his dream and do our best to make him proud. Everything we do from this moment on is for him. Below is a video of some of the many memories we have of him doing what he excelled at and loved. We hope you enjoy it. If there is anything we can take away from this, it is to love and cherish the moments you have with those around you. We all love you James! Lots of love, Josh, Jonjo, Jack & Sam x


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All of that Jazz

Following the success of their Tramlines ‘Temple of Jazz’ all-dayer, Sheffield music collective Blancmange Lounge will be returning to Church with a free event featuring some of best up-and-coming alternative talent. The session will become a regular feature at the Rutland Way venue, with local artist Jackie Moonbather curating line-ups spanning genres such as jazz, soul, hip-hop, R’n’B and more. The first event will take place on Sunday 29 September and will feature the gentle, soulful sounds of Kashu alongside highly-rated Sheffield MC Yusuf Yellow putting down some inspirational lyrics backed by chilled lo-fi beats.

London Astrobeat Orchestra present 50 years of Abbey Road Yellow Arch // September 18 As September marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last ever recorded studio album Abbey Road, the London Astrobeat Orchestra have prepared a special night to celebrate. Expect to hear your favourite tracks from the Fab Four in this historic and unprecedented night of Afro Beatlemania. You’ll be dancing to treasured classics entangled with intricate Malian Kora’s sounds and a backbeat of Afro-Mandingue grooves. High Hazels plus Daniel Whitehouse The Leadmill // September 21 Sheffield four-piece High Hazels emerge fresh from the Yorkshire valleys with their most considered song writing yet on upcoming sophomore record Days of No One to be released 15 August. A year and a half in the making, Days of No One is “the most intense recording experience we’ve had so far.” As the group’s nostalgia now takes on a contemporary feel that marks a band coming into their own. Patawawa plus Tungz & Coco Don’t The Leadmill // September 19 Bursting on to the scene in 2018, Beth, Rory & Sam of Derbyshire disco group Patawawa have quickly gone from recording music on busted equipment in their bedrooms to selling out shows up and down the country. Picked by NME as ‘Ones to Watch in 2018’, Patawawa have more than lived up to that promise. The trio are bringing the party to Leadmill this September for a night of non-stop DIY disco anthems. Theon Cross Bungalows and Bears // September 26 London-based Tuba player Theon has emerged from the capital’s thriving young jazz scene. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary, his influences range from early New Orleans jazz to modern grime and trap. His innovative sound and extraordinary live performances have earned him rave reviews from Rolling Stone, who praised the rising star for “bringing tuba back to jazz’s centre”. Catch Theon at Bungalows and Bears performing at their free entry Bungalows Jazz Night.

Feel the Rhythm

Over the last three months, our monthly Rhythm Theoty jam night hosted with Yellow Arch Studios and Zongo music has gone from strength to strength – bringing in new musicians each month and fresh faces in the crowd joining for a boogie. The idea behind the event is to unite artists from a range of influences, from spoken word and rap to jazz and afrobeat, and throw a free, impromptu gig for anyone that wants to come down and get involved. Kweku Sackey, frontman of K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade who co-hosts the evenings, said of the night: “It’s about embracing various cultures, bringing people together for fun and a dance. We’ve had artists from InaVibe, Smiling Ivy, Solar Love Society, Tete De Ppis, Slow Loris, Nofi Records, and of course, Zongo Music along to perform.” The next event takes place on 11 September, from 7.30pm ‘til late. If you’re a musician wanting to get up on stage, or just fancy coming along for the good vibes, head over to Rhythm Theory Facebook page and join the community.

Mermaidens Picture House Social // September 24 Kiwi trio Gussie Larkin, Lily West and Abe Hollingsworth are shaking up Picture House Social this September with their mystical melodies straight from Down Under. Mermaidens released their critically acclaimed second album, Perfect Body, in 2018 which introduced them to a new, global audience in the UK and beyond. The band’s signature sound is a mix of progressive post-punk and grungy pop, with influences ranging from PJ Harvey to Warpaint and Fugazi.

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Sheffield City Hall

Live Music | Comedy | Entertainment

September-October 2019 Thursday 3rd October | 8pm

B15 – 15 years of Bravado Tribute to Rush

Saturday 7th September | 10pm

Resurrection Club Night Indie, Britpop, Madchester 89-99

Friday 4th October | 7pm

10th, 11th, 12th September | 7.30pm

Saturday 5th October | 8pm

Brydon, Mack & Mitchell


Saturday 14th September | 2pm & 7.30pm

Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Sunday 15th September | 7.30pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ In Concert Wednesday 18th September | 7.30pm

Nashville Live

Thursday 19th September | 8pm

Frank Skinner

Thursday 19th September | 7.30pm

Jon Sopel – Inside Trump’s White House Friday 20th September | 7.30pm



Saturday 21st September | 7pm

The Hallé

Wednesday 25th September | 8pm

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape SOLD OUT Friday 27th September | 8pm

Ultimate Eagles

Sunday 29th September | 7.30pm

Richard Dawkins

Thursday 3rd October | 7.30pm

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra The Songs Of Stevie Wonder starring Beverley Knight Sunday 6th October | 2pm & 7.30pm

Diversity presents: Born Ready – 10 Year Anniversary Tour Sunday 6th October | 7.30pm

Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns Thursday 10th October | 8pm

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset Friday 11th October | 8pm

Rhod Gilbert : The Book Of John Saturday 12th October | 7.30pm

Whitney: Queen Of The Night Monday 14th October | 7.30pm

Aled Jones & Russell Watson: In Harmony Tour Tuesday 15th October | 7.30pm

James Arthur


Wednesday 16th October | 7.30pm

Ruby Wax

Wednesday 16th October | 8pm

Dave Gorman

Every Friday & Saturday Doors 7pm, Show 8.15pm

The Last Laugh Comedy Club

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music: the album that changed my life

Noname Telefone Words: Mollie Bland

The impossible question: What is your favourite kind of music? This question, no matter how many times I have been asked it, fills me with unease and a substantial amount of stress. The list of artists on my Spotify goes on and on, ranging from 80s pop icons to obscure electronic artists, and they all fade together to form my general, every-day playlists. I find it hard to define my taste, and even harder to proclaim myself as a die-hard fan of just one band or album. Whether intended to or not, in asking this question you are searching to categorise and define someone’s personality. There is always a fear of disappointing, or worse, defining yourself as ‘uncool’. There are a number of albums that I have enjoyed and listened to throughout my life, many of these I deem too embarrassing to comment on. Yet, the majority of albums simply don’t stick with me. They provide me with a fleeting moment of enjoyable listening; within weeks or even days I have found a new album to listen to. This isn’t a comment on the quality of the

particular album; it says more about my lack of connection to the tracks and my restlessness when it comes to music. However, this trait changed when I discovered the sound of Noname, listening to the album Telefone while sitting in an Amsterdam bar. After this first listen, the whole album was quickly downloaded and became the soundtrack to my year abroad. This brand of smooth, intricate hip-hop instantly filled me with euphoria; I had never heard anything as powerful as the dense and complex lyrics. It was clear then that my restlessness when it comes to music was cured. Stylistically and musically, Noname gives a nod to the likes of Avril Lavigne and Kanye West. This undoubtedly caters for my inner 10-year-old self, and maybe is the reason why I feel such a sense of joy and comfort when I listen to the album. There are also hints of the likes of Nina Simone and Missy Elliot in the tracks ‘Reality Check’ and ‘Yesterday’. This array of sounds and influences clearly makes it even more difficult to define my own

music taste: you can’t pigeon-hole Noname into one genre. The importance of this album lays in the memories and experiences that I subconsciously connect with it; each track, to this day, reminds me of a certain time in my life. Whether this be drinking with my friends in one of Amsterdam’s many parks, or listening to it on the commute to work. There is something comforting about the ability to listen to a certain album repeatedly, in the most mundane of situations. Sitting on the bus with it streaming through my headphones could never grow boring. Having this wealth of memories attached to the album allows me to think back to the sunny days with friends when I am trapped on stuffy public transport on a rainy day. Almost four years on, I still remain incredibly connected to this album and the recollections it holds. Although it hasn’t changed my life as such, it has remained a constant presence as things have shifted and moved. Just as all special pieces of music should.



It’s September already, which means that the city is getting busy as students both old and new head back to the Steel City for the new academic year. If you’ve been away over the summer and think you’ve missed festival season, then fear not – Diversity Fest returns (Sun 29 Sep) for their fifth year at Hagglers Corner; an event where all communities, genders, sexualities, ages and abilities come together to celebrate diversity through music, dance, spoken word, film and art. Tune in to the Diversity Fest radio show every Thursday on Sheffield Live to hear from some of the groups and acts involved, or head to their final planning meeting at Hagglers Corner (Sun 22 Sep) to get involved and help out on the day. For more community vibes check out Foodhall’s Community Carnival (Sat 14/Sun 15 Sep) for a weekend of FUNdraising for local LGBT+ youth charity SAYiT. Expect live music, local vendors, local beverages, vegetarian/ vegan food, pottery workshops and DJ sets 76 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

in the evening. Also raising funds for SAYiT, Butter Side Up Theatre are putting on their second comedy stand-up night, Bready or Not, at The Holt (Sat 28 Sep). SAYiT themselves are continuing their Call It Out LGBT+ domestic abuse campaign with their latest LGBT+ Awareness Training at Scotia Works (Fri 6 Sep). If you’re new to the city and interested in finding out more and get involved in some of the local LGBT+ groups, there are lots of opportunities to get involved. LASS (Lesbian Asylum Support Sheffield) are meeting at Together Women on 5 September, open to all LBTQ+ women and non-binary folk who are refugees or seeking asylum. Trans Active will be continuing their fortnightly swimming sessions at Heeley Pool on 7 and 21 September, welcoming any trans/non-binary/genderquestioning people of all fitness levels. Open

Sheffield will also host their Open Communion at St Marks, Broomhill (Sun 8 Sep), which offers a welcoming space to all LGBTQ+ folks who may have felt excluded from church services and communion. This year also marks 20 years since the first Bi Visibility Day in 1999. Bi Visibility Day is marked across the globe highlighting biphobia and bisexual erasure against the largest and often least visible section of the LGBT+ community. This year, Sheffield Bisexual/ Pansexual Social Group will be hosting their Bi Visibility Day Social at Bungalows and Bears on Monday 23 Sep. Look out for their lovable

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SAYiT Fri 6 Sep: LGBT+ Awareness Training

Scotia Works Sat 14/Sun 15 Sep: Foodhall Community

Carnival Foodhall Sat 28 Sep: Bready or Not a SAYiT

fundraiser The Holt Theatre Deli

Wed 18 Sep: B.A.R.E Sat 28 Sep: Glittery Clittery Theatre Deli

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mascot Biyoncé and join for a relaxed evening of food, drink and chat. Also returning after their summer break, Sheffield Lesbian Disco (open to all LBTQ+ women) returns to Walkley Community Centre for a night of dancing and socialising hosted by LGBT Sheffield with DJ Gail. Over at Theatre Deli with a show raising the issue of racism in LGBT+ community, B.A.R.E (Wed 18 Sep) is a naked truth about attempting to navigate through the technicalities of finding love. It is an honest and funny story of a foreigner, a queer full of hopes before he arrived in the country. Later in the month the Deli hosts Glittery Clittery (Sat 28 Sep) – partexplosive comedy cabaret, part-interactive political rave. The sequin-covered, champagnefuelled extravaganza is guaranteed to blow your minds, your pants and your preconceptions! Join the all-singing, all-dancing cliterati: a notso-secret society rising up to dismantle the patriarchy, armed with an empowering disco soundtrack. Drag fans will not be disappointed this month either, as we have The End of Summer Drag Queen Show at Malin Bridge Inn (Fri 6 Sep) featuring Shania Pain, Miss Tish Ewe and Electric Blue. Hallam Union have the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Drag Show (Fri 27 Sep) where you can meet the real Jamie behind the hit musical with his drag queen alter ego Fifi La True. And our homegrown drag troupe The Funky Beavers, fresh from their 5th

Anniversary Show, will be hosting for one night only at The Masons (Sat 28 Sep). We have more queer icons taking to the stage as Smashby brings his first headline show Planet X: The UnXpected to the Leadmill (Fri 6 Sep), with his catchy bops and infectiously energetic persona. Café #9 welcome Rhiannon (Sat 14 Sep), who some of you will know as one half of Andro and Eve, for an intimate acoustic show with a new stripped back band line-up of El Heneghan on accordion and Philippe Clegg on bass. For those of you who want to dance the night away, GRL. return to Foodhall (Fri 27 Sep) with all of your fave gals and pals on the decks. GRL are a Sheffield-based collective made up of women and non-binary DJs playing what they want, how they want, in a safe and loving environment. Undercover #4 – Disco Inferno returns to Café Totem (Sat 7 Sep) with world disco spun with hints of psychedelic house, acid pumpers and everything in-between for an inclusive night welcoming everyone, whatever their sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. That’s about your lot for this month! Until next time, love and glitter….

Show Sheffield Live Sun 22 Sep: Diversity Fest Planning Meeting Sun 29 Sep: Diversity Fest Hagglers Corner Other Events Thu 5 Sep: LASS

Together Women Fri 6 Sep: End of Summer Drag Queen

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Itsy Bitsy

Something for arachnophobes to stay away from! A family move into a house that has been haunted by a malevolent demon which takes the form of something truest ghastly that we’ve all encountered. Get your postcards and glasses ready for this crawling chiller!

Spider-Man: Far From Home Rambo V

Possibly the coolest looking trailer in a while, the Rambo franchise which started in 1982 with First Blood, puts a revisionist-western take on the formula but still promises everything we loved from the original and its three followups.


Biopic about the twilightcareer of child-star Judy Garland, depicting her selfreflection during her London performances at the Talk of the Town nightclub and romance with her faith-husband-to-be, Mickey Deans.

21 Bridges

The Russo brothers turn their action talents away from the fantastic world of costumed heroes and instead tell the story of hardened cops on the grim, dangerous streets of New York, starring Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman.

With the future of Tom Holland’s Disney-made SpiderMan films hanging in the balance, we can at least take comfort in the fact that his second (or possibly third depending on how you count Civil War) take on the character is just as sharp, exciting and heartwarming as his first. Portraying a superhero who is essentially an innocent child can present a specific challenge to actors and screenwriters: making it serious when it needs to be and not too immature in its humour that it alienates older audiences. Earlier films have portrayed Parker as a young man either having graduated from high school or entering university, which makes things easier to present in terms of believability. Spider-Man: Homecoming balanced well all the new elements along with the things fans of the character and general audience members wanted to see, particularly in shaping Michael Keaton’s villain, Vulture.    Much like its predecessor, Far From Home’s great

strength lies in its characters and their chemistry. The romance – or should I say possible romance – between MJ and Peter is performed beautifully and subtly becomes the primary concern, and that’s no bad thing. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio has the same flare as Keaton and the changing of his outlandish comic book origins to a more grounded motivation works wonderfully for the plot. The globe-trotting quality is utilised well for the purposes of glamour in a similar fashion to the Bond films, with the scenes in Venice being amongst the most exciting. What is quite impressive is that it succeeds in delivering satisfaction on all levels after the rollercoaster ride that was Endgame. Something that’s not easy to follow on from by any means.     A real joyous experience, and unlike the last two Spider-Man franchises, this sequel leaves everyone hankering for more... much more! 3.5/4

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw Right ... where to begin. Well, it’s interesting look at the state of this Point-Break-with-cars franchise now, compared to when the series started back in 2001. The way it has evolved into one of the biggest money-making (if utterly vacuous) film series in recent years is quite amazing. If you grew up in the early noughties as I did, you’ll remember them as being something of a joke, that were perhaps mildly entertaining, at the very best.     By the time Tokyo Drift came around, everyone was understandably done with them. It wasn’t until the fourth or fifth instalment where the franchise hit on a formula that worked very well, seeing the original cast returning along with the introduction of the Hobbs character. Rather than being Point Break with street racing, the series became Michael Mann’s Heat with muscle cars and bigger stunts. Interestingly, Hobbs and Shaw owes more to superhero films than it does to anything else before in the franchise. It comes across as being more star-driven than car-driven (no pun intended but I’ll take it) in a similar fashion to Mission: Impossible. Iris Elba is easily one of the daftest of the villains and the testosterone-fuelled dialogue that is delivered by Johnson or Statham is just a little bit too silly for my taste, but that’s probably the point.

A little like Marvel, Bond and Mission: Impossible, it’s difficult to judge these films objectively and you have to look at them in comparison to their predecessors as they count as a very small sub-genre themselves, rather than merely being another franchise.     With that in mind it has everything you’d expect and the trailers, which everyone has doubtless seen, give away most of the crucial moments and funny set-pieces. In comparison to some of the other F&F films it’s not as God-awful as 2Fast 2Furious or Tokyo Drift, but it’s pretty easy to skip or just forget despite being harmless loud noise. 2/4 WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 79


The Struggle For Justice

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35 years on from the Miners’ Strike, the fight for Orgreave justice continues. The Orgreave Justice Campaign and Heritage Open Days have organised an event on 18 September at Sheffield City Hall, highlighting some instrumental and influential moments in social history – including the Peterloo massacre of 1819 and the infamous mass miner’s strike at Orgreave on 18 June 1984. ‘From Peterloo to Orgreave – 200 years of People Power’ will be hosted by the Orgreave Campaign’s Joe Rollin and Chris Peace and will feature music from Christan Reilly, Sam Browse and The Fates, as well as an ‘On the Sofa’ style discussion chaired by comedian John Scott, with leading Hillsborough Inquest barrister Mark George QC, actor Kate Rutter of ‘Peterloo’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’, Dr Matt Roberts from Sheffield Hallam University, councillor Sophie Wilson from the Sheffield city council, Ray Goodspeed from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, the group famously depicted in the film ‘Pride’, and Kate Flannery – secretary of the Orgreave Justice Campaign. “We’ve got various people appearing who

were involved in the strike,” Kate told us. “Actors, poets, musicians and a full evening of political discussion. The second half of the show we’ve got some readings from a play from the Sheffield University’s Barry Hines archive. It’s called ‘After The Strike’ – a play written for the BBC which they decided not to show. The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is determined to continue with their campaign, amid the chaos ahead of Brexit. “We’re hoping for a Labour government who will sort out these injustices.”

Tickets for the event are free and are available online at or through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall box office. Head to for more information on the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

Jazz in the village

A new Derbyshire restaurant and music venue is in the works, and Exposed readers are invited to the soft launch. Nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire, a new business venture is being forged by Barlow Woodseats Hall owner Nick Todd and award-winning singer, producer and entrepreneur Aaron Casserly Stewart. The two men are overseeing a restoration project which will see a new intimate 80-person capacity restaurant and live music venue, subject to approval from the local council. As a trial run, the Hall will be open on the evening of Saturday 14 September 2019 for a soft launch including a three course dinner and a performance from Aaron himself, backed up by Sheffield pianist Simon

Strafford. An evening of unique modern musical styles and jazz in such a historical setting will be the first of its kind at The Hall, which was once owned by the Bess of Hardwick. Aaron said: “The building itself, the Hall, has amazing acoustics. The space does not need to be mic’d heavily and the sound in there is really incredible.” Tickets cost £65 per person and can be purchased by sending an email to info@ Tables are shared (between eight) with two private tables of four available.

Doors: 6:30pm. Music: 8:00pm - 10pm Address: Johnnygate Lane, Barlow, Dronfield, S18 7SE


NT Live: Fleabag Curzon Cinema // September 12 See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show.’ Reasons to Stay Alive Studio Theatre // September 13-28 ‘Life is waiting for you. Hang on in there if you can. Life is always worth it.’ At 24 Matt’s world collapsed under the weight of depression. This is the true story of his uplifting exploration of living and loving better. The Studio Theatre will hold the first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller. This play with music and movement, imagined for the stage by Jonathan Watkins, celebrates what it means to be alive. New Dawn Fades - A Play About Joy Division and Manchester The Leadmill Comedy Club // September 16 Celebrating 40 years since the release of Joy Division’s ground-breaking debut LP, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, this is the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division. This unique production places the band within the context of Manchester’s history as a city with a vibrant reputation, setting the scene for a completely new and fascinating look at the Joy Division story. The Last King of Scotland Crucible Theatre // September 27-October 19 The first stage adaptation of the award-winning novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity set in Uganda. The production, directed by Gbolohan Obisesan, is coming to the Crucible Theatre for its world premiere and it is not to be missed.

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Peter Blake Known as the ‘Godfather of Pop Art’, Peter Blake has returned to Sheffield with BLAKE – his first exhibition in the city in over five years. This new ‘show and sell’ will bring together a number of new works plus a selection of rare classics. After studying a Gravesend Technical College from 1949-1951, Blake spent a period of time with the Royal Air Force before attending the Royal College of Art. Following graduation he won the Leverhulme Research Award, which allowed him to study arts in countries across Europe. Upon returning to the UK, his artistic style began to move towards his recognisable brand of collaged works featuring movies stars, musicians and pin-up girls. Blake spent much of the 60s and 70s teaching at institutions such as St. Martins School of Art, Harrow School of Art, Walthamstow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. It was during this period in which he continued to exhibit his work domestically and internationally, winning the coveted John Moores Award in 1961 for the work Self Portrait with Badges. In the following decades the artist lived in Chiswick, West London, returning to glossy commercial pop art and being elected into the Royal Academy of Arts and receiving a CBE in the process. In 1990 and 1991, he painted the artwork for Eric Clapton’s famous 24 Nights album, from which a scrapbook of his drawings was later relased. In recent years, the artist has worked on an array of culturally significant projects: designing the artworks for the Oasis greatest hits album Stop the Clocks, creating an updated imagining of the Beatles’ famous Sgt. Pepper artwork for the city’s European Capital of Culture bid and hosting a solo show of original work ‘Portaits and People’ at London’s Waddington Custot Galleries. Today he is working on a series of designs for Penguin books, and has also been commissioned to paint a canvas of St. Martin for the Knights Chapel in St. Paul’s Cathedral – the first artists to be commissioned in several hundred years. BLAKE is open until 29 Sept at The Viewing Room, Kommune.


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The Crookes take centre stage at The Crucible

For a period of time, particularly while debut album Chasing After Ghosts was receiving favourable reviews from critics, Sheffield newpop darlings The Crookes appeared a good bet to be the next local band to join the Arctic Monkeys in enjoying some international renown. A little more melancholic, perhaps, than the High Greeners, “There’s an inherent pressure for and certainly leaning more towards any band when you come back 50s-inspired rock ‘n’ roll influences, to play where it all began, and the band formed at Sheffield that makes you take it up a gear. University enjoyed modest success Plus, playing an iconic venue across four studio albums released where we used to stand queuing during their nine-year stint together. outside in the cold, reading the Their second album, Hold Fast, was names of bands on the posters released in 2012 and we invited the quartet to showcase a few tracks thinking that would never be us, from the record live in session. we can’t do anything less than The venue? No less than Sheffield’s play one of the best shows we’ve illustrious Crucible Theatre, home ever played.” – George Waite to world snooker and a longstanding on The Crookes returning to hub of cultural entertainment. The Leadmill in 2012 Timm Cleasby was on-hand to capture some images of the band treading the boards. You can still read the full interview and see the videos at: the-crookes. 82 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK


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As you will no doubt soon learn, the above is a quick list of Sheffield terms for hello. Give it a couple of months and I guarantee you’ll be near-fluent in the language of deedar, as our vernacular is often referred to by some of our neighbours dotted around South Yorkshire. But before we get stuck into the technicalities of such things, I’d like to say on behalf of all us at Exposed Magazine… well done. No, seriously, you’ve picked one of the friendliest, greenest, most exciting, culturally intriguing, understated gems of a city to spend the next few years in (and odds are you’ll be staying a bit longer – most people do!). Our role is to guide you amongst these seven hills during your time here, introducing you to the wonderful places, people and things that combine to make it such a cracking place to live. We’re a monthly mag who’ve been kicking around for some time now (around 15 years, give or take) and put together by people who adore the place, so we’d like to think we could offer a few pointers on making the most of your stay. Anyway, you’ve got a city to discover. Turn the page and get stuck into the best lecture you’ll receive all year.

Contents 04 Events Calendar 10 Sheff A-Z 13 Out and About 29 Helena Hauff 36 What’s On Freshers’ Week 40 Bars and Pubs 54 2019 Openings

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Doc/Fest is a world-leading documentary festival, celebrating and sharing the stories of our time. The annual event champions and supports new talent and ideas for the future of the industry. Over the weekend there is a jam-packed schedule of short films, feature lengths and documentaries at your fingertips. As well as the many, many docs, you can also attend talks and debates from some big names in the industry and try out cutting-edge VR in the alternate realities programme.

SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL // 20 – 22 MARCH ShAFF presents a carefully curated collection of more than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sport films from around the world. Since the branding of Sheffield as ‘The Outdoor City’ a few years ago, the festival became well-known as the biggest weekend on the outdoor calendar. As well as viewing the films, you can get involved in a range of activities as part of the Outdoor City Weekender. Whether you are an adventure sports enthusiast or just enjoy a good story, there is something there for you.

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Sensoria is the UK’s festival of film, music and digital. Founded in the city of Sheffield, the event offers a mix of live performances, film screenings, art installations, exhibitions and music industry activity. Sheffield at its core is renowned for its creative innovation and rich music culture. Sensoria celebrates inspiring new talent and raising aspiration and access for those emerging in the industry. Throughout the year, the festival will release Sensoria teasers to give you a taster of what to expect – from exhibitions and talks to live performances. They have also worked on a number of virtual projects available online; check out the family tree of the Sheffield music scene, Uncommon People, and the Sheffield Music Map App.


Over 50,000 people flock to the Sheffield Food Festival each year to celebrate the city’s vibrant food scene. The festival showcases local produce, talented chefs, unbelievable street food and world-class brewers and distillers. The weekend-long is free to attend and spreads across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate – it’s hard to miss! The Artisan Market features food producers and businesses from around Sheffield and further afield. These are also joined by the Theatre Kitchen, Street Food Market and the Eats, Beats and Treats Festival Village. Indulge yourself with the overwhelming array of delicious food, drink and quality live sets throughout the weekend.



No Bounds Festival is a place where ideas can breathe and creativity is embraced. Embarking on its third year, the festival comes to Sheffield to host events that explore club culture, art and technology. Their ambition is to create Sheffield’s most forward-thinking festival – DJs, installations, art pieces and other events will be spread throughout various venues in the city. In a city known for its character, grit and soul, No Bounds invites people from all over the world to come to Sheffield to explore creativity and ask some important questions.

Peace in the Park // June

A free music festival uniting the city’s diverse community via live performance, art, activities and top-notch food and drink across a number of stages and stalls. It’s volunteer-run, raises money for a number of charities and promotes peaceful living. Good vibes all round.

Sheffield Pride

Seriously, the people at Pride are hard to beat when it comes to throwing a party. This year, the city again came together to celebrate our LGBT+ scene, made all the more significant by also marking the 50th year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Free to attend and open to all, 2020 will continue Pride’s hot streak with a hosts of events, a festival full of workshops, activities, and certainly not least – dance, food and drink tents.


The Sheffield Beer and Cider Festival returns to the Steel City each year to showcase over 250 craft beers on cask and keg, 50 real ciders, and much more to sup. This time around the festival will be celebrating their sapphire anniversary, and as always it is expected to be an enjoyable, boozy weekend. Take this opportunity to enjoy a drink with your fellow beer and cider lovers. The event is held in the atmospheric Kelham Island Museum – the industrial setting at the heart of Sheffield and the city’s spiritual home of good real ale, being home to Kelham Island Brewery. As well as the array of beverages available, the festival will also hold local street food vendors, pub games, and live music.

Cliffhanger, the jam-packed weekend of adventure sports, returns to Sheffield each year to celebrate the great outdoors. In association with Sheffield BID, Cliffhanger holds an array of free activities and events that will take place all over the city centre. Throughout the weekend, Sheffield will be transformed into a big outdoor playground – professional demonstrations and activities including climbing, mountain biking and much more will be on offer in the city.


Off the Shelf is one of the largest literary festivals in the UK. Since its launch back in 1991, the festival has become well established within the Sheffield cultural calendar. Every year the event brings the biggest names in literature to the city – their aim is to bring the arts to all parts of the local community making them one of the most accessible literary festivals in the country. Their programme of events is curated by both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield, with past performances from those such as Kate Adie, David Mitchell and Benjamin Zephaniah.


Also keep an eye out for:

Outdoor City Weekender // 9 – 11 March Sheffield Beer Week // 11 – 17 March Snooker World Championship // 21 April – 7 May Film and Comic Con Sheffield // 18 – 19 August Festival of the Mind // 20 – 30 Sep Illuminate the Gardens // November Migration Matters Festival // TBA

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H is for Henderson’s Relish

Sheffield folk are fiercely proud of the Spicy Yorkshire Sauce made here since the 1880s, as displayed back in 2014 when Labour MP Jim Dowd unwittingly suggested the sauce was an imitation of Lea & Perrins, leading to a swift retraction and apology to the people of Sheffield. Lesson: DO NOT diss the sauce. DO, however, pour it on your pies, chips, stews, spag bol... or owt else that needs a bit of a kick.

I is for Independent A is for Ale

And plenty of it too! You, dear student, have arrived in the ale capital of the UK. Yes, it’s all hail the ale around these parts – just ask the New York Times who listed Kelham Island, the popular real ale area of the city, above The Vatican in the publication’s ‘52 places to go’ feature a couple of years ago. They know the score.

B is for Bessemer

The chap responsible for Sheffield’s worldwide reputation as a manufacturing city. In 1856 Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer process – a method of converting iron into steel – which saw steel production soar to an output of 10,000 tonnes a week by the 1880s. You can actually head down to Kelham Island and take in the sight of an old converter stood outside the museum, if that’s your idea of fun.

C is for Crucible

The home of world snooker since 1977, the Crucible Theatre brings tens of thousands of visitors to the city each year – many who arrive between April and May to soak up the snooker-loopy atmosphere. But it’s a busy venue all year round due to regular performances overseen by the revered Sheffield Theatres Group.

D is for Division Street

Situated in the heart of the Devonshire Quarter, this lively street boasts a mix of small independent shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, making it a popular destination for both locals and students alike.

E is for electronic music

The ‘new wave’ era of the 1980s was born up ‘ere, with the likes of synth-toting legends Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Heaven 17 and ABC all hailing from the Steel City.

F is for football

As home to Sheffield FC, the world’s oldest association football club; Hallam FC’s Sandygate, the world’s oldest football ground; and Bramall Lane, the world’s oldest professional football stadium – it will come as little surprise to learn that this place is footy mad. The Steel City derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday remains one of the most fiercely contested matches in the game, and there’s certainly no love lost between Blades and Owls in the city.

G is for green space

A third of the city lies in the Peak District, the only UK city to include a national park within its boundary. Totting it all up, there are 150 woodlands and 50 parks in Sheffield, making it one of the greenest cities in Europe.

The indie scene in the city has thrived over the last decade or so; home-grown shops, cafés and bars are in abundance around the city centre, with many more to be found on Abbeydale Road and Ecclesall Road respectively. Top tip: check for more info and grab yourself a handy discount card for some of the finest independest retailers!

J is for Joe and Jarv

Two legendary Cockers hail from this city: Joe Cocker (RIP) and Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker. John Robert ‘Joe’ Cocker was born in Crookes, 1961, and worked as a gas fitter before hitting the big time with songs such as ‘Up Where We Belong’, ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘You Are So Beautiful’. Jarvis grew up in the Intake area of the city, going on to ride the crest of the UK Britpop wave with Pulp before the band went on a nine-year hiatus in 2002. There’s no relation between the two, other than being two local leg-ends deserving of their spots on the Sheffield Walk of Fame.

K is for knives

Aye, we’ve built up quite the international rep for quality cutlery-making, going all the way back to the 14th century when Geoffrey Chaucer referenced a Sheffield ‘Thwitel’ (knife) in The Canterbury Tales. Even today the ‘Made in Sheffield’ logo remains a globally recognised symbol of quality craftsmanship.

L is for the Leadmill

This venue is known throughout the UK for its championing of live music. None other than Ringo Starr wrote to the owners in 1992 to thank them for the support offered to young musicians, while Franz Ferdinand have described playing the venue as a rite of passage for UK bands worth their salt. Their regular club nights Club Tropicana and Gaga are particularly popular amongst the indigenous student population.

M is for Moonshine

Brewed locally by Abbeydale Brewery, Moonshine is an award-winning 4.3% beer available at most self-respecting ale joints. Grab yoursen a pint at a local boozer and see why it was once named the Champion Beer of Yorkshire.

N is for niche

Never mind your guitar bands, this city was bouncing to the sound of bassline during the early to midnoughties. The infamous Niche nightclub gave birth to Sheffield’s own interpretation of the genre and the likes of Jamie Duggan, DJ Q and Shaun ‘Banger’ Scott would often grace the decks before the venue’s controversial closure in 2005.


U is for Uke

Northern Uke, to be precise. Yup, we have our very own ukulele-toting Sheffield cover band: The Everly Pregnant Brothers. The Brothers manage to draw huge crowds whenever they play their home city and their success has seen them play festivals and gigs all over the country. Oh, and they also have their own boozer in Heeley – The Brothers Arms – which boasts one of the best beer garden views in the city.

O is for Olympians

We’re dead proud of some of the incredible athletes we’ve produced here. Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill is a local lass, and IAAF president Seb Coe found his knack for track and field while attending school here.

P is for Park Hill Flats

Built between 1957 and 1961, this Grade II-listed building – the largest of its kind in Europe – has been the source of much debate. The 1,000-flat structure, built to rehouse the local community from a back-toback housing slum, was originally seen as a beacon of community spirit. However, as local industry suffered, unemployment rose and crime became rife on the estate, Park Hill swiftly became a ‘no-go area’. Some called for the buildings to be pulled down, while others argued that the structure is an important part of Sheffield’s heritage and should remain. In 2007 regeneration company Urban Splash started work to turn the building into business units and new flats, with the project currently in its second phase.

Q is for quarters

Since 1994 the city centre has been divided into 11 quarters: Kelham Island Quarter, Riverside, Castlegate, Sheaf Valley, Cultural Industries Quarter, The Moor Quarter, Devonshire Quarter, St Georges Quarter, St Vincent Quarter, Cathedral Quarter and the Heart of the City.

R is for Republic

During the 1980s the left-wing policies of the Sheffield Council led by David Blunkett – many made deliberately to show opposition to Margaret Thatcher’s (boo, hiss) government of the day – earned the city the title of ‘The People’s Republic of South Yorkshire’.

S is for Stones (“Stoowens”)

In 1868 William Stones purchased the famous Cannon Brewery on Rutland Road, Neepsend, and worked brewing beer for the good folk of Sheffield until his death in 1894. William Stones LTD started brewing Stones Bitter in 1948, which quickly became a huge hit with the steelworkers of the city. The old brewery closed in 1999 and the beer has been brewed at a number of different places since, yet Sheffielders are still partial to a pint of the gold stuff. Tread carefully though as too much can give you unholy guts the next day – don’t say you haven’t been warned!

T is for Tramlines

Sheffield’s very own Glasto! Tramlines Festival started here in 2009 with bar owners and venue promoters looking for a way to keep the city centre busy when the students go home. The first festival attracted 35,000 visitors with the likes of Toddla T, Reverend & The Makers, The XX and Example on the bill. Since then the event has gone from strength to strength, swiftly becoming a Sheffield institution and attracting hundreds of thousands of festival-goers into the city. 12 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

V is for Varsity

Beginning back in 1997, the Sheffield Varsity tournament Hallam University and University of Sheffield is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. With 1,500 students playing 35 sports in 20 different locations, it’s bloody huge and there’s plenty of pride at stake for both sides.

W is for Warp (Records and Films) Warp Records was founded here in 1989 by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell, going on to become one of the most influential labels in electronic music with a roster boasting the likes of Aphex Twin, Hudson Mowhawke and LFO. Warp Films began as a side project, but after Beckett teamed up with film producer Steve Herbert in 2001 the company grew, going on to produce the likes of Dead Man’s Shoes, This Is England and Four Lions among many other highly-rated British films.

X is for Xylophone

The earliest known example of a modern xylophone was discovered here, dug up decades ago by workers fitting the first tram tracks in front of the Cathedral. Nah, that’s a load of rubbish – but you try coming up with something for X. Go on, let’s hear it...

Y is for Yellow Arch Studios

Today the UK’s first fully-licensed recording studios, this venue in Neepsend has provided rehearsal space to some of the city’s finest musical exports, with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Kylie Minogue, Richard Hawley and Bring Me The Horizon all treading the boards there. Keep an eye out for some of many top events taking place at the venue over the year.

Z is for Zambian Sister City

Sheffield has a friendship agreement with Kitwe, the second largest city in Zambia, known for its mining heritage. Now you know.


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Peak Times A mere 20-minute drive from the bustling city centre you hit the stunning scenery of the Peak District. Perfect for long walks and running, head to for the best trails plus a wealth of other leisure activities on offer. Just hop on a bus from the city centre or Ecclesall Road and away you go!

Peddler time! One of the biggest events on the student social calendar is Peddler Night Market. The event takes place on the first weekend of every month at 92 Burton Road – a huge warehouse space bang in the middle of Kelham Island. There’s live music, DJs, street food and a couple of bars, but it’s the choice on offer which makes this event a highlight for most people in Sheffield. From the Nether Edge Pizza Company to Cow Boy Burgers, vegan/veggie traders and various worldwide cuisine, the sheer volume of diverse street food vendors to pick from is huge.

Visit the Island Odds are you’ll hear a lot about Kelham Island during your stay in Sheffield, and that’s because this former industrial area is now one of the city’s most exciting suburbs. Full of decent beer gardens, old-school real ale pubs, popular bars and an array of cafes and restaurants, it’s well worth a visit – whether you’re after a pork pie and a pint of Easy Rider in The Fat Cat or tasty vegan food and arcade games at Church – House of Fun; it’s a popular part of the city well worth acquainting yourself with. 16 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Get yer brunch on Depot Bakery For all you artisan bread, pastry and patisserie fans, this is your little slice of heaven. Made by Jonty Trek a little further along Sharrowvale’s indie food showcase and you’ll find Jonty’s. Touted by many as the best full English in the city, it’s a true brunch and brekkie gem - just make sure you get in early to avoid queues. Forge Bakehouse The aroma of freshly baked goodies is sure to inject positivity into your day, whether it be morning, midday or evening. The Forge Bakehouse delivers such authentic tidbits and even offers classes teaching you how to bake your own handmade delectables. Ambulo A collaborative effort from James O’Hara (Public, Picture House and Gatsby) and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, there are two Ambulo venues - one at Millenium Gallery and one at Weston Park Museum - serving high quality comfort food throughout the day, alongside stunning coffee and cocktails. Noosa Café/Bar This Aussie-inspired joint, based just opposite our office in Kelham Island, knocks up some of the finest brunch dishes in the city. Modern, spacious and with outdoor seating perfect for some al fresco dining. WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 17

Go green Free yourself from mushroom risotto monotony at some of Sheffield’s speciality vegetarian and vegan eateries. Blue Moon Café With a mention as one of the Guardian’s best cheap eats in Sheffield and winner of Eat Sheffield’s Best Café Award, Blue Moon is a go-to for vegetarian and vegan grub in the city centre. Housed in a distinctive blue and white building next to Sheffield cathedral, it’s not hard to spot either and the high ceilinged interior makes it a rather “zen” little spot to get away from deadline madness.

Pom Kitchen “Rainbow food” is all the rage on Insta these days, and Pom’s multi-coloured meals are certainly photo-friendly. With a toast bar, daily hot and cold meals and a fabulous range of desserts, including frozen coconut served in half a coconut. This is one to shake up your diet, and your social media feed. Facebook: Pom Kitchen

Humpit Hummus and falafel: the dream team forming the staple of any veggie treat. You’ll find both of them in generous portions at this micro eatery where you’re instructed to tear into the accompanying freshly made pittas and savour their unique range of hummus. Crowned Best UK Street Food Start up at the Virgin Foodpreneur Awards, pop in next time you get peckish in town.

Church – Temple of Fun Oli Sykes’ new(ish) venture is a bit of everything. Tasty vegan snap (provided by Make No Bones), gaming booths and a rowdy night out all wrapped up in a riverside warehouse just out of Kelham Island. Everything is vegan here, including the signature DD burger. SHED Based upstairs at Cutlery Works, SHED is the city’s first 100% plant-based canteen, aiming to democratise show the people of Sheffield a fresh side to vegan-friendly food. The team are determined to deconstruct the common misconception that plant-based food is expensive, tasteless and difficult to get hold of, by offering a mouth-watering selection of beverages, main meals and pocket-friendly snacks (friendly for your pockets in numerous ways). WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 19

Sheffield City Walking Tours For those that have just moved to Sheffield, this one’s for you. Your guide has lived and worked in Sheffield all his life, he will show you around the city’s most interesting sights while you get some fresh air.

Get Giggin’ Live music lies at the very heart of the city’s culture. From the big-hitters like The Leadmill and O2 Academy to the smaller capacity gems like Delicious Clam and The Washington, there’s an array of places to enjoy gigs throughout the week.

Game on 2018 was an exciting year for gamers as the National Videogame Museum made its home in the city. Offering a playable selection of arcade machines and consoles ranging from the old to the new, it’s the perfect way to while away an afternoon for any joystick enthusiasts.

Wise up The largest museum in Sheffield is set within the stunning grounds of Weston Park. Find out more about the social history of the city alongside a number of permanent exhibitions. It’s free entry but donations are encouraged!

Go Independent A haven for independent businesses, on Sharrowvale Road you can find Pete McKee’s art shop, independent food traders and some great Sheffield pubs like the Lescar and Porter Cottage down this stretch, not to mention incredible independent eateries like the Greedy Greek Deli and Porter Pizza. Hit the Streets Dotted in and around the city centre you’ll find some incredible street art from renowned artists such as Pleghm, Kid Acne, Faunographic, Pete McKee and many, many more. In fact, there are literally hundreds dotted around. Luckily, have done a good job of mapping over 250 locations and allowing you to browse each one by area. God bless ‘em. Explore! Don’t stay hidden in the Student Union all term – explore! Even though the village-like feel of the city centre may give the impression


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of this being a fairly compact place, there are plenty of brilliant areas situated only a short walk or bus journey away – Ecclesall Road, Abbeydale Road, Heeley, Broomhill, Crookes, Sharrow Vale Road – all boasting their own selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and parks. A short trip out to discover places like The Picture House Social or take in the sunset with a chilled pint at the Brothers Arms in Heeley is well worth it. Parklife! As the greenest city in the UK, Sheffield boasts around 250 parks, woodlands and garden spaces. Being around such nature can have a hugely beneficial impact on general mood and health, while offering a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of university life and city living. Perfect chill spots worth seeking out include the Botanical Gardens, Endcliffe Park, Devonshire Green and Crookesmoor Valley Park.

Steam Yard Tucked away in a courtyard just off bustling Division Street, Steam Yard is an absolute gem of a place serving up the tastiest donuts in the city. The coffee’s something to shout about, too.

Tamper Found just a few minutes’ walk from Steam Yard, Tamper brings you Antipodean cuisine culture in style. There’s the cosy, quaint unit on Westfield Terrace, or the larger, more food-focused venue near the Hallam Students’ Union. Both are well worth a visit.

The Grind Café This airy Kelham Island spot serves up superb breakfasts, lunches, salads and their jaw-dropping sausage rolls have achieved legendary status.

Bragazzis For a taste of Italy, look no further than Bragazzis – a longstanding favourite on the café scene and an award-winning deli. Delightfully old-school (no wi-fi here, kids) it’s well worth venturing out of the city centre for your fill of coffee, cake, sandwiches and beyond.

Marmadukes Small but mighty, Marmadukes offers the best of British food and drink with an exciting range of options from breakfast through to lunch (including a full English breakfast for under a tenner with vegetarian options available too). The perfect place to go for a hearty Sunday brekkie after a hectic weekend.

South Street Kitchen Situated at Park Hill flats just above the train station, this independent coffee space with a focus on community and Middle Eastern food is the very definition of a hidden gem.


Bag a bargain If you’re looking for new threads at affordable prices, you’ll find some of the finest vintage clothing stores up north in the town centre. Within a short walk of each other you’ll find Freshman’s (Carver Street), Cow (West Street), Vulgar and Mooch (both Division Street) – head down for a browse and you might find something special. Get roasted Knowing where to get a good Sunday roast is absolutely vital to enjoying life in any city. Thankfully, you’re in good hands and we’d highly recommend The Old House, Beer Engine and The Red Deer for hearty dinners that won’t break the bank. Listen up As mentioned elsewhere, Sheffield’s music culture is hugely important to its identity. We’d suggest boning up on a couple of iconic Sheffield albums from the likes of Pulp (Different Class), Richard Hawley (Coles Corner), Human League (DARE), Def Leppard (Hysteria), and Arctic Monkeys (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not), which you’ll be able to find in some of the city’s best record shops such as Record Collector in Broomhill and Bear Tree Records in the Forum shops on Devonshire Street.

Go for a stretch Unity Yoga is the perfect place for the yoga newbies with intro classes from just £5. Step into this haven in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city and re-centre your mind.

Simply meditate Relieve some stress and tension at one of the free meditation classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre. No need to book, just drop in and breathe for fifteen minutes.

Lend a hand Foodhall operates as a volunteer led community project. Join their incredible team and dedicate your time and skills to this welcoming and energetic organisation, and support some local businesses while you do so.

Visit a gallery Amidst the hubbub of the city centre, enter into a calm and quiet oasis where you can relax and soak up some culture at the same time. Millennium Gallery Based in the heart of the city and free for all, this popular spot offers a rotating selection of exhibitions showcasing art, craft and design. Site Gallery Sheffield’s international contemporary art space is a cultural sanctuary in the centre of town. The venue prides itself in connecting people to art and inspiring new thinking and debate. S1 Artspace S1 Artspace is a non-profit artist-led art space that presents an annual programme of exhibitions and events. While you’re there, you can take in the Sheffield staple that is the renovated Park Hill estate. Graves Gallery The top floor of Sheffield Central Library is home to the likes of Cezanne, Turner and Auerbach alongside modern artists such as Grayson Perry. Notably, it features a Damien Hirst piece donated by none other than Jarvis Cocker. 22 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Grab a view As your calves will soon discover, Sheff is a city of many, many hills. As well as developing the cardiovascular endurance of an Olympic athlete in no time, another benefit to the undulating terrain means that your spoilt for views. Grab a few pals, maybe a couple of tinnies (be sure to recycle), and admire it in all its glory from the Ampitheatre behind the station, Norfolk Heritage Park, Meersbrook or Parkwood Springs.

Take a paws A 10-cat clowder greets customers (or doesn’t, depending on how aloof they’re feeling) in a homely atmosphere. Go along and cat-watch over some coffee and sweet treats (vegan options available). Students get 2-for-1 entry on Tuesdays, and discounts for people using mental health services are available.

Visit Mayfield Alpacas Long-necked, fluffy and – let’s face it – pretty odd looking, it’s hard not to be charmed by an alpaca. Take yourself away from the hectic city centre and up to the picturesque surrounds of Mayfield Valley. It’s been proven that hanging out with animals improves your mental health, plus there’s a visitor centre and plenty else to see for just three quid. Oh, and if you’ve never seen an alpaca run, prepare for one of nature’s most majestic sights.

Do the Irish Triangle Three pubs: The Grapes, The Dog & Partridge and Fagan’s. Three of the best pints of Guinness you’ll find within these seven hills. The winner? You decide. Axe to Grind? Why visit Valhalla Sheffield to lob axes around? A: It makes you feel like a viking warrior; and B: it really is cathartic. Book online with sessions £20 per head for an hour-and-a-half slot. It’s the best way to relieve tension in an explosive but completely safe way.


Go antiques hunting Lose yourself in an afternoon of searching for treasures and trinkets in the many intriguing stores in Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter. Hidden around the area are little corners of curiosities just waiting to be found.

Wander around the Sharrow Vale market Organised every few months, community market is tucked away in one of Sheffield’s most delightful community neighbourhoods. Run by the Sharrow Vale Community Association, this typical farmers market consists of 80 stalls of local food and drink.

Support an independent bookshop Is there anything more relaxing than an independent bookshop? With books stacked up to the ceiling, there is more than enough at The Porter Book Shop to occupy a rainy afternoon.

Ramble On A perfect way to see picturesque sides of the city and burn a few calories while you’re at it, the Sheffield Round Walk takes hikers through suburbs and rural areas in a 15-mile loop that includes some beautiful sightseeing and spectacular countryside routes. sheffield-round-walk

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Kommune Situated in the up-and-coming Castlegate area of the city, this sleek space is home to a mouthwatering variety of food traders serving throughout the day and into the evening. There’s also an art gallery, retail traders and a well-stocked bar to keep you entertained.

Cutlery Works The largest foodhall in the north of England serving a range of cuisines from sushi to poutine. Spread across two floors, Cutlery Works is a popular social destination for a bite to eat or a night out with pals. Special events such as bottomless brunches and wine-tastings also take place – head to the website to see what’s in store this month.

Soak up some culture Did you know that Sheffield is home to the largest theatre complex outside of London? Not only that but dotted around the city there are a number of venues dedicated to creative expression and the arts. The Crucible Theatre Home of world snooker, international conferences, award-winning plays, musicals, concerts and workshops; The Crucible is the beating heart of Sheffield’s culture scene, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Theatre Delicatessen For something a little more alternative, this space hosts a wide mix of contemporary theatre, performance and activities. DINA As well as hosting events from live music to stand-up comedy, the multi-function art space showcases contemporary digital arts.

discounts on memberships and entry fees available.

Be Boulder No rope or harness, (but on smaller walls, obviously) bouldering tests strength, stamina and brainpower as you negotiate your route to the top. Balance is essential as the manoeuvres are more complex than traditional climbing as your upper body strength is tested to the max.

Escape Rooms The ‘Escape Room’ phenomenon has taken the UK by force and Sheffield has become a prime spot to partake in the latest craze, offering a selection of themed challenges to pit your wits against. Maybe you want to test friendships or properly evaluate your new flatmates? Either way, the Escape Rooms demand cooperation, teamwork and logical reasoning for success.

Reach new heights Opened in 1991 as the UK’s first dedicated indoor climbing centre, The Foundry is a top class climbing facility that welcomes aspiring climbers of all abilities. There are also student

Raise the Bar Hallam Barbell Club is a strength training and weightlifting club with a difference. Based at Sheffield Hallam University, they offer a number of activity programmes that are tailored towards people of all experience and ability levels. Aiming to build happier, healthier and stronger communities, everything is based on the principle of becoming stronger – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. They are affiliated with British Weightlifting (BWL) – the governing body for the sport – and their ‘life course model’ works from young to old featuring programmes such as Hallam Barbell Bears (Youth Weightlifting), MindfullySTRONG (integrated mindfulness and strength training), Powerbelle (strength training for women, by women) and Strength For Life (older adult strength and balance training). Programmes are delivered in 10-week blocks and help you to enjoy training with a likeminded group who are there for the same reasons: to get fitter, healthier, happier and stronger together.

Pamper Time What list of feelgood activities is complete without a pampering? Spa 1877’s claim to fame is its Victorian Turkish Baths, the oldest in the world. This, along with its city centre location next to West Street, makes it a convenient and decadent way to refresh and rejuvenate.


Exposed checks in at Sheffield’s newest student accommodation, LIV Student, to discover how this ambitious young company is redefining living experiences for the city’s academics. Location

Located in the heart of the Sheffield’s student life on Ecclesall Road, the newly-built LIV Student building is just a five-minute walk to Collegiate Campus and 15 minutes to the Sheffield Hallam City Campus and Sheffield University. It’s as well located as you can get when it comes to being close to a wide range of the city’s finest bars, restaurants, cafes and green spaces – not to mention being based on Eccy Road’s wellserviced bus route.


LIV are about much more than providing a bed; a carefully curated experience programme – all entirely free – is on-hand for residents to enjoy throughout the year with a key emphasis on wellbeing, inspiration and fun. Staff are trained in mental health awareness and self-care activities from yoga classes to mindfulness workshops will be available. The on-site gym and exercise studio won’t cost you a penny either, with virtual personal training sessions available when you’d like – so you’ll never have to worry about missing a good workout.


Thinking about what to do after university can be a tricky one. Throughout the academic year there will be a number of talks, debates and discussions from young entrepreneurs and creatives for residents to enjoy and hopefully gain some fresh, useful insights from.


After researching what types of discounts students would find most useful, they’ve teamed up with Beats Travel to save you money on festival experiences and other country-hopping adventures. As well as this, there will be a number of offers available at local hangouts and with ethical partners online. If your running late and need to hop on a bus to make your lecture, theres also the offer of a free shuttle bus to both university campuses on Monday to Friday. Impressed? Well, how about a free coffee and pastry EVERY morning? Or tea and bao bun if you’d prefer? Yep, that’s all provided free of charge too.


Creating an engaged, inclusive community is key to the ethos at LIV Student, and as such the social spaces on offer are utilised to the full. Kick back in the cinema, catch rays on the roof terrace, enjoy meals in the residents-only café, take on your pals in the games room, or belt out a classic in the karaoke room. The spacious kitchen area on the ninth floor will host a number of masterclasses from local businesses; whether that’s Street Food Chef showing you how to cook a perfect burrito, or Pot Kettle Black bringing you up to speed on the intricacies of perfect cocktail-making. They also welcome students from both universities, so the Varsity period should be plenty of fun!


The social side is well catered for, but education is always the main priority at university. Individual study areas are provided around the site for those who prefer to tackle a workload away from their rooms, while each desk is designed for both right-handed and left-handed students. The key to productivity is good sleep, so each bed contains high quality pocket-sprung mattresses while the rooms have dimmable lights and the all-important blackout blinds to ensure residents can get a perfect night’s kip.


Want to enjoy a university experience you’ll never forget? Email or WhatsApp +44 (0) 7872 992 684 (Available Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:30 BST). Studio prices start from £155pw and en-suite apartments sleeping 1-6 from £127.50 pw – all bills included! LIV STUDENT 131 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8HY


Helena Hauff had a meteoric rise to fame in 2013 when her ferocious sets of electro, techno and acid struck a chord in the UK. After a debut set at London’s Plastic People and a groundbreaking first release on UK techno pioneer Actress’ label, she has gone on to release three albums including the critically-acclaimed Qualm last year, as well as becoming one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet – all without any social media. WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 29

While her tastes are often rough, aggressive and raw, hauff’s style on the turntables shows a refined sophistication that gives her sets an allure that has radically changed the techno landscape. Our Nightlife Editor, Leo Burrell, called on a quiet Tuesday afternoon to uncover the persona that lurks beneath those sludgy beats. From the moment Helena Hauff picked up the phone in her hometown of Hamburg, my perception of the artist began to change. I’d seen her playing her trademark apocalyptic sounds with that deathly stare at festivals like Bloc, Farr and Houghton, and had built up an image of a fairly dark character. LB: “How long do we have?”   HH: “Umm… five hours? [laughs]” One of the first truly enigmatic superstar DJs to surface in the last ten years, from 2009 onwards she quietly went about redefining techno parties with her breathtakingly fresh style. But in 2013, the UK developed a cult-like fascination with the German DJ almost overnight. A beacon of joy in a dark and punishing world of techno, Hauff lit up dancefloors with her unique blend of old school electro, acid, and breakbeat techno, eluding definition with a mysterious absence from social media platforms.   Everyone seems to say your sound is really deep and dark… I have to say, I find it personally so fun? “Ah, THANK YOU! I’m so glad you said that! That’s what I ALWAYS say – it’s fun!”    It doesn’t seem dark, because it’s such a party atmosphere. Does that make sense? “It does make sense. There’s a lot of humour in my sets as well, I like to play stupid stuff too, like obvious breaks and drops. [laughs] You know? I enjoy that.”   I find your sets so uplifting. “I don’t know what it is, but I feel like in the UK they get it, whereas in other countries they… don’t? [laughs]”   Hauff humbly puts this down to exposure. “You Brits grew up with dubstep, drum'n'bass and a lot of different genres that aren’t just four-tothe-floor, and in Germany it doesn’t seem to be as big. I remember in Munich I played a classic electro track, I think it was Aux 88, you know, an ultra-classic, and someone said: ‘This is great, but can you stop playing so much drum'n'bass?’ What are you talking about?! England is a little bit different with that.” 30 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

And while it’s clear that the eclectic history of UK dance music gave Hauff the freedom to bring a newly rediscovered genre like electro to the forefront, this was more a matter of style. Back in 2013 there were two very distinct dancefloors at UK raves. On the one hand,  you had a massive techno DJ, throwing down rollers and relentless pounding four-to-the-floor; and on the other, the final remnants of the ‘UK bass’ scene were living their last days, with comically large basslines fighting for the biggest wheel-up of the night. Hauff brought those two dancefloors together, taking the deep hypnotic sophistication of German techno-logy and pairing it with the party-driven consciousness of British sound-system culture. Crowds all over Britain revelled in her energy, lapping up the momentum and everchanging sets. Techno is an odd place at the moment, or at least it was, until Hauff came along. Linear, rolling minimalism and patient, timely drops had taken centre stage. But homogeneity has led to dissatisfaction – the recently coined phrase ‘business techno’ comes to mind. Some are still searching for that perfect drop, mindfully meditating through half-hour hypnotic breakdowns. But there’s also those whose attention spans have changed. Hauff ’s DJing treads the line between those two crowds perfectly, toying between repetition and immediacy so fittingly, leaving others in the dust behind her trailblazing velocity. There is also the matter of the changing substances that people are taking. “I do think the drugs you take, or don’t take, influence the music you like. I spoke to a friend and they said that at a club in Asia they take a lot of LSD and the longer, more hypnotic or trancier stuff works very well over there, whereas the electro or my type of stuff would be way too much for them. If you’re on speed you might prefer shorter… I dunno! [laughs]” They are starting to  ‘get it’ outside of the UK, mind. “In the past couple of years in Germany it’s changed a lot, they’re a lot more receptive to techno or electro that’s not four-to-the-floor, and they get the breaks-ier stuff that I like, and before they weren’t used to that stuff.” Helena seems modestly unaware of just how radically she is re-defining techno. In a world where DJs’ Instagrams and the glossy perfection of some house and techno can be sickening, Hauff is flying the flag for a truly subversive alternative. With no social media presence and a handful of determinedly immediate records, she puts on a proper hair down, no holds barred  party. I ask Helena about headlining Bangface, one of the ▶


▶ more ridiculous festivals in the UK. Gabba, jump-up and happy hardcore is the mise-en-scene, with bpms pushing 200 all weekend. You’d expect a DJ as credible and technically precise as herself to run a mile, but she saw it as nothing but a test.   “I think next time I’ll pack a more challenging bag. They love crazy shit. I really hope I can play again, and I’ll go a lot more wild.”     Wild in terms of energy or style? “Both.”   She says she hopes to play again one day, despite finding the on-site Wetherspoons slightly off-putting to say the least. “The food was really, really bad at that festival. Can you imagine a burger that is so bad that you can’t even eat it when you’re hungover and still pissed? It was that bad. I lived off pasties the whole weekend. But it’s a fantastic festival.”    The more and more I speak to Helena, she comes across like she actually doesn’t give a toss about coming across as super-cool. We chat about social media, and the constant struggle that everyone seems to be under to be bigger and better. But Helena avoids relentless touring, only playing maximum three gigs per week, and always plays a balance of smaller clubs like our very own late Harley, as well as the bigger festivals. She doesn’t feel under pressure to be the biggest DJ in the world. I ask about a comment she made in a previous interview about yoga and meditation – that it often ends up just being something to make people more productive at work.    “I don’t do any yoga or meditation so I can’t really say much more about it, other than the way it’s advertised or the way people talk about it. It’s always about business: you have to work on yourself and your career. You have to be a better person for yourself and for other people. It’s like… sometimes I think it’s a bit better when you don’t really even think about yourself... and just be? And do what you enjoy and if you feel like you wanna chill out, chill out? And if yoga’s the right thing for you that’s fine but the way people talk about it… maybe it’s good enough not wanting… anything?”   This laissez-faire attitude doesn’t necessarily come across when you watch her DJ. An all-vinyl, technically precise magician on the turntables, it’s easy to just see perfectionism and seriousness.    “I’m taking the whole thing very seriously, don’t get me wrong. I’m totally obsessed with it. In 2009 when I got my decks I spent every day doing something. I was a bit of a maniac; still am I guess. I spend six hours before every weekend packing records.”    And what do you do with your weekend off? “Went out drinking. Saw friends.”   And what have you been doing this week? “Recovering. Recovering from my time off. [laughs]”   This contrast makes Hauff all the more alluring. Her absence from the competitive side of DJ culture and her continued success in the face of that is illuminating to say the least. Is it really necessary to do anything as a

DJ except play records? This punk-like stance gives her taste in dark music a sense of revolt; it feels like a reaction to the ever-present sexy ‘darkness’ that usually only exists to express the glamour of dance music culture. Hauff ’s sound cuts through the bullshit like a knife. “I was always drawn to the rougher, more aggressive stuff, and less so the sleek, cheesier stuff. I’m really into like weird experimental stuff, but I also enjoy the stupid stuff. I just want the people to have fun really. My goal is to make them dance. Sometimes it works, and sometimes they’re like, ‘What is this shit?’”   We begin chatting about the occasional sets she’s played at mainstream festivals in the last year. There was the b2b with Nina Kraviz at Time Warp: “It was funny, it was at 8am, right after Solomun. I got two hours sleep before, and we immediately started drinking champagne and got totally wankered. Really quickly. Of course. I was half tired, half drunk. But it was really funny. I mean, the vibe was quite different to Solomun, but it kinda worked!”  After a recent debut set at EDM festival Tomorrowland, I had to ask how the crowd responded to her primordial sludge, to quote a track title off her 2018 album, Qualm. “It was terrible… I was playing after Paula Temple on Nina Kraviz’s stage. I put my first record on and the feedback was awful – within five seconds everybody was gone.”   There were doubters in the underground too. Some people couldn’t quite believe that she was actually that good. “I heard people say that my sets were premixed, because no-one can mix that tight on vinyl. Total rubbish!” But as the dust settles on the dramatic whirlwind Hauff has created in dance music, she is still one of the most intriguing DJs to watch on the planet. Her consistently mind-blowing performances are inherently subversive, as well as pervasive. In the words of Hope Works and No Bounds founder Lo Shea: “There’s nothing false about Helena, she’s done it with integrity. She’s a lovely person and a decent fucking human being.”    Helena Hauff ’s way of doing things is a much-needed reminder that DJing is not a contest, and others could take note. She may not need to compete ‘cos she’s so bloody good, but god, isn’t it a breath of fresh air?

No Bounds

This innovative festival returns for its third year, spreading out over multiple locations across the weekend. Led by much-loved nightclub Hope Works, No Bounds has been praised as a modern combination of music and the arts. Festivalgoers can expect the very best in cutting edge club music taking place in legendary venues including Hope Works and Trafalgar Warehouse, augmented by live workshops, panels and talks from a diverse range of personalities. The lineup this year includes the likes of Zed Bias, The Black Madonna, Juan Atkins, and much more!

Helena Hauff plays the final No Bounds pre-party at Hope Works on Saturday 28 September alongside Rebekah, ahead of the third edition of the full festival on 11-13 October.



Oreyt then, students new and old, we’ve got summat for ya. Here at Exposed, We know Freshers’ Week can be daunting with a shedload of neon paint and £1 shots flying around, but you need not worry. We’ve compiled a guide to some of the events kicking off this Freshers’ Week that we think you will bloody love. Get the Whatsapp group sorted and ping a few of these in there. AREA 22 September // UV neon rave Some top DJs, glow sticks, UV face paint – it’s a bit of a mad one, this. If that is your kind of jam, make sure you grab a ticket way in advance as this is usually a sell out. CARVER STREET 22 September // Freshers’ Festival ft Maura Higgins and Rak-Su X-Factor 2017 winners Rak-Su and this year’s Love Island star Maura Higgins are the big names for this five-venue smash up. CODE 22 September // Tommy Fury welcome party Having been crowned the Best Club in Sheffield at the Exposed Awards 2019, it’s only right you kick off Freshers’ Week with a trip down to Code, init? Love Island’s Tommy Fury welcomes students new and old back to the Steel City on the Sunday. 24 September // Wonderland 90p party hosted by Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson Code’s Wonderland has become a bit of a fixture on the student calendar over the last few years. This year the Freshers’ Week special is hosted by Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson, with house and techno music and every drink 90p all night. Do drink responsibly though, kids… 26 September // North vs Midlands vs South bar crawl Student bar crawls don’t really get much bigger than this one, to be fair. More than 3000 students get involved every year, taking on eight bars in town before ending up in Code to finish off the night. 36 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

CORP 22 September // Freshers’ opening party As one of Sheff ’s biggest and most popular clubs, Corp knows how to throw a decent bash. Thousands of students usually head down to the Milton Street club, taking in five rooms of tunes covering a load of different genres. 25 September // The Skool Disco Returning students – you know the score. Newbies, this is the famous school disco-themed club night which takes place every Wednesday night. Has done for the last 25 years, bit of Sheff trivia for yer there! the FOUNDRY 22 September // Full moon beach party Might as well keep the summer going into Freshers’ Week. The Foundry is bringing a heap of neon beach party vibes, bucket cocktails, glow sticks, neon face paint and, of course, the coveted Beach Party UV t-shirts (so that’s your outfit sorted)! 23 September //Freshers’ house party Three rooms of music and domestic décor, Foundry’s house party-themed night features dirty pints, red cups and homeware giveaways to help you settle in to your flat. Oreyt, that. THE LEADMILL 22 September // Paint party Messy one this, probably. Indie bangers and 200 litres of paint sprayed from the stage – quite the introduction to one of Sheffield’s most famous venues. 26 September // Club Tropicana Club Tropicana is a night of 80s pop, disco and timeless anthems! It’s won the Best Club night at the Exposed Awards before, so you know it’s a good neyt aaht.

O2 ACADEMY 25 September // Freshers’ Fair The O2’s Freshers Fair is a staple of any student’s first few weeks in the city, so it’s only right that they’ve lined up a shed load of giveaways from bars, brands, gyms, nightclubs and club promoters. There’s a takeover from Bongo’s Bingo an’all, so it’s set to be a proper big’un. PLUG 27 September // Freshers’ Festival ft Wilkinson, DigDat and Dappy With a legendary drum'n'bass producer (Wilkinson), a fast-rising drill artist (DigDat) and chart topper (Dappy) on the line-up, Plug’s Freshers’ Festival could be one of the biggest nights of the week. TANK 27 September // TS7 – Clockworks Coming off the back of shows in Ibiza, Croatia, and Australia, TS7 brings the Clockwork tour to Sheffield with the promise of special guests, extended sets and a couple of surprises thrown in there too.



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We’re just gonna get right into this and say that if you didn’t know already, Sheffield has more breweries per capita than London. Goddit? From your proper pubs, to real ale specialists, craft beer purveyors and cocktail bars, nobody struggles for choice here when they’re feeling thirsty. Here are a few of our favourites…


Sheffield Tap City centre Found on platform 1b of Sheffield train station, Sheffield Tap has a huge selection of beers from all over the world. Cask, draught, bottled – it’s perfect for a quick pint on the way home.

BARS Barrow Boy Abbeydale Road A handful of the city’s coolest bars can be found in S7 – and Barrow Boy is no exception. This small hangout is known for its bao buns, cocktails and cosy beer garden.

TRADITIONAL PUB Bath Hotel City centre Tucked away behind West Street is this little gem of a boozer. Old school, full of character and a cracking selection of beers on draught.

Shakespeares Kelham Island Often the intended start of a Kelham Island beer crawl, punters can spend all night in the Shakey due to its huge selection of beers. Top beer garden round the back for when the weather’s reyt.

the Crow Inn west bar A historic spot that has seen a lot over the last 200 years, from union assassinations to Chartist uprisings. Today it has been sympathetically restored to a friendly, no-frills pub with a rotating selection of world beers.

Brothers Arms Heeley One of the most spectacular views from a beer garden in the city, catch a clear view of the sun setting over the Sheffield skyline from the leafy suburb of Heeley.

CRAFTY Head of Steam City centre Popular with after-work drinkers and students due to a wide range of beers on offer, its city centre location and bangin’ food menu.

Itchy Pig Broomhill There isn’t a lack of boozers in Broomhill, but few have the selection and atmosphere as the Itchy Pig on Glossop Road.

Fat Cat Kelham Island This award-winning boozer nails the traditional pub vibe with a great selection of beers on draught, a few snugs and a cosy beer garden.

Bar Stewards Kelham Island A beer aficianados haven. You’ll find owners Charlie and Alan deep in conversation about a triplehopped IPA imported from the Middle East. Probably.

Riverside Kelham Island Famous for the Instagram-worthy neon sign on the side of the pub and the beer garden overlooking the River Don, the Riverside is the go-to place when the sun’s out.

Brew Dog Devonshire Street The natural choice for crafty hopheads. Sheffield’s Brew Dog has 20 keg lines, a seemingly unlimited bottle collection and delicious pizza menu made fresh in the bar.

Triple Point City centre One of the few boozers in Sheffield where you can see the full brewing process of your pint. The burgers on offer aren’t bad either.

Gardeners Rest Kelham Island A community-owned pub just on the outer edges of Kelham Island, the Gardeners Rest is the perfect spot for a peaceful pint with a tranquil beer garden sitting alongside the River Don. The Broadfield Abbeydale Road Famed locally for its selection of ales, beer garden and Sunday roasts, The Broady is a fine establishment and perfect for both warm afternoons and cosy winter nights. The Three Tuns City centre Another traditional pub found just off West Street, the former nun’s warehouse is known for being a a comfy boozer and an architect’s dream due to its iconic triangular shaped corner.

Gatsby Division Street Come for the cocktails, stay for the party tunes. Gatsby is a popular late night venue amongst students and after work drinkers alike. Pop in a little earlier and crack on with the tasty small plates. Gin Bar at Vintedge Abbeydale Road The gin is, as you could probably guess, top-notch, and is more than matched by the beers on offer, the warm atmosphere, and the friendly and welcoming staff. old house DIVISION STREET An old favourite recently restored to its former greatness. It serves traditional pub fare during the day, but at night plays indie bangers and ideal for a late-night boogie. sports shack ECCLESALL ROAD Cheap, cheerful and showing pretty much every sporting fixture you could think of – these micropubs have proven so popular in Sheffield that you can now find a venue in Hillsborough and Woodseats. green room Ideally located right next to Devonshire Green, The Green Room is a popular hangout for those who love live music, beer and legendary breakfasts. Trust us, they are truly biblical. The tramshed Cosy, quirky bar on Chesterfield Road with an excellent selection of cans, bottles and local beverages on tap.

ECCY ROAD Champs 30+ 4K TVs, big beer garden, bar games, live sports – what’s not to like? Ecclesall Ale Club Since opening in 2017, the Brew Foundation’s Ale Club has settled in nicely to Ecclesall Road. With its private club-inspired décor and low level lighting, it’s a unique take on the micro-pub trend.

COCKTAILS Bloo 88 West Street Popular for its salsa sessions, cocktails and happy hour offers, Bloo 88 has got a rep for serving some of the best pizza in the Steel City.

Public City centre Public opened the doors of the Town Hall’s old gents toilets last winter to reveal a speakeasy cocktail bar with an awardwinning menu to showcase.

Cubana Leopold Square With the biggest collection of rum in the UK outside of London, live music and salsa dancing, Cubana is proper top night out. There’s even a restaurant upstairs which serves up award-winning tapas dishes.

OHM City centre Set out over two floors and a terrace space out front for those bank holiday specials, it’s one of the more decadent hangout spots if you’re looking to dress up for the occasion.

Piña Kelham Island Unique to the area, Piña specialise in all things Mexican. We’re talking tacos, tequila and a mezzanine dedicated to live sports. Expect to find late-night DJ sets taking place during the weekends sets too.

picture house social ABBEYDALE ROAD Gig venue, cinema, ping pong, cocktail bar, outdoor drinking terrace and Italian street food all rolled into one cool, quirky little venue.

Nursery Tavern Popular with students, mainly due to pints being a quid on a Monday, the Tav is always on the list for a sesh down Eccy Road. the eagle Old school. Good beers, good chat and a warm atmosphere.

STOCKING UP Beer Central The Moor Market Stocking over 400 bottles from all over the world, Beer Central has been fulfilling Sheffielder’s boozy needs for years now. Stop by, ask owner Sean about the history of Russian imperial stouts and you might end up missing your next seminar. Hop Hideout Kommune Out of the city centre, Jules at Hop Hideout has collected hundreds of quirky beers from breweries in Europe and in the US. There’s even a tasting room where she will happily talk hops for hours.

Clubs The Leadmill The Leadmill is a hugely popular late-night destination offering topnotch indie club nights. Its famous stage has seen the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Stone Roses.

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CODE An award-winning city centre dance haven. Building on its recent success, CODE’s warehouse room has seen the club lauded as one of the best underground DJ venues in Yorkshire. Corporation A sweaty, sticky Sheffield institution, Corp is one of the biggest clubs in the city and renowned across the UK. The Wednesday Skool Disco is a timehonoured rite of passage for any new students.

Tank An immensely popular house music venue, the subterranean Tank hosts some great student nights including SunKen: a mix of special guests and residents playing until the wee hours.

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O2 Academy O2 Academy Sheffield doesn’t just host a range of student-friendly club nights and some of the best live gigs in the city, but other must-attend events such as the Alternative Sheffield Freshers’ Fair. Hope Works North-east of Sheffield’s city centre is Hope Works, Sheffield’s low-key rave shrine. With occasional events featuring some of the best DJ talent from all over the globe, it’s one of the city’s gems. Yellow Arch Studios A famed recording studio situated in the city’s Neepsend suburb, this multi-room venue regularly hosts late-night events covering a wide range of genres. Area Sheffield A relative newbie on the scene, Area is situated in the building which once held Sheffield’s only ‘superclub’, Embrace. The venue also hosts the official Gatecrasher reunion parties. The Night kitchen A legend on the Sheffield underground clubbing scene, this labrynthine venue hosts some of the best parties up north. The foundry Located in the award-winning University of Sheffield’s student union is the Foundry. Home of the famous Tuesday Club - one of the UK’s biggest dance music clubnights.

On a late’un? The Washington Open ‘til the early hours and a stone’s throw from the accommodation complex surrounding Devonshire Green, fabled rock boozer ‘The Washy’ is a great spot to both start and end the night.

bierkeller Grab your best pair of lederhosen and head to West Street for a stein and a singalong to the Oompah Band. Dancing on the chairs is allowed, and it’s open until 3am each weeknight. PROST!

Molly Malones Winner of Best New Bar at this years Exposed Awards, this Irish Tavern took Sheffield by storm when it arrived on West Street last year; bringing the best Irish-style musicians to the Steel City.

Tiger Works This bar and cocktail lounge’s suave design encourages some serious dancing when the music gets loud. Plenty of drinks offers lead to nights out spent bopping to the finest dance and R’n’B numbers.

Soyo A bustling late bar on Rockingham Street offers a range of nights out and quality local DJs. The club has a penchant for R’n’B and old-school party classics, making it a popular destination most nights of the week.

The forum Popular with students and weekend drinkers due to its selection of craft beers and ales, its another popular go-to in the summer due to its large outdoor space complete with lounge deckchairs.

West Street Live The outrageously popular West Street Live is known for its live music and frivolity. With its historical exterior and quality sound, it is one of Sheffield’s classic venues. Plus, it’s dirt cheap.

The wick at both ends There’s summat for everyone at the Wick. Good ale, innovative cocktails and a huge selection of liquor, plus a 2am close time every night, even during the week, makes it a popular hangout.

Bungalows and Bears A comfortable place to lounge around in its massive booths by day and a lively atmosphere by night, Bungalows is best for chills and alternative DJ playlists.

carver Street Sheffield’s busiest street for student nights out offers four popular late-night bars and clubs: Viper Rooms, Crystal, Paris and Popworld. These form the infamous Carver Street Block Party, allowing entry to all venues for the price of one.

firepit rocks Channelling the classic dive bar vibe, there’ll be sports on TV, blaring rock'n'roll, good quality beers and a relaxed atmosphere.


Always good for a bargain or two, Sheffield’s popular indoor market is packed with independent traders selling everything from clothing to craft beer. Here are five solid reasons why the Moor Market makes for the ideal student shopping destination… Location If you’re walking to a lecture, heading to the library or hitting the high street for a spot of retail therapy, the chances are you will pass the Moor Market, nestled between university buildings and student accommodation. Once overshadowed by Fargate’s High Street and Meadowhall, the Moor area has received a makeover in recent years, rejuvenating it as a vibrant shopping destination with an array of high street stores, bustling cafés and a cinema. Street Food Recently described as the “Borough Market of the North” by The Independent, the Moor Market is a hidden gem for street food with tasty, authentic meals available – even on a student budget! There’s something for everyone, from British classics to Chinese favourites and an array of tempting street food. Highlights include Lemongrass Thai which offers fresh, authentic Thai food from curries to noodle soup, and Hungry Buddha serving up traditional Nepalese Thali – possibly the best value curry you’ll get in Sheffield! Head down for an affordable lunch break or take advantage of the Market’s takeaway service for the perfect hangover cure. Shops With over 90 independents under one roof, it’s the perfect place to do the weekly shop. From fresh fruit and veg stalls to world food stores, the market provides an affordable and sustainable alternative to high street supermarkets. Call in and order food to pick up after a lecture or browse the colourful, lively aisles, chatting to the vendors and finding the best deals. International students (or those looking to expand their culinary skills) can find high-quality world foods from an array of specialist stores including Jamaican and Indian cuisine. Alongside food stalls, you can find a variety of traders from an iPhone repair service (always handy!) to a perfume shop selling homemade perfumes, incense and home fragrances to freshen up your flat. 48 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Group work space If you’re looking for a change of scenery from the library, the Moor Market has a large seating area with free WiFi – the perfect space to work on a group project. While on your way to and from uni, you can grab a coffee and a cake to keep you going from Coffee@ Moor Market, supplied by local favourite Foundry Coffee Roasters. The café prides itself on offering high quality coffee at low prices, and with iced lattes at just £1.25, it’s popular with students for refuelling during the day. Doing your bit Shopping at the Moor Market means supporting the local community; all the stalls are independent businesses run by families and friendly local vendors. It also means you’re reducing your carbon footprint, buying locally grown produce in eco-friendly packaging as opposed to the plastic containers favoured by big supermarkets. For every £1 spent at the market, 80p is put back into the local community – four times more than what high street stores contribute.

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Whether you’re a local or a student, legendary stories aren’t too far away when you’re getting a round in at the Frog… At 94 Division Street, the Frog and Parrott has been a piece of Sheffield furniture for well over 300 years now. It once housed the world’s strongest beer, and was the place where soul legend Joe Cocker signed his first record deal. Steeped in a wealth of local history, the Frog and Parrot is nothing short of a city institution and continues to provide a haven for locals and students alike to get their kicks. It’s mostly synonymous with musical heritage. A line in the Arctic Monkey’s single ‘Cornerstone’ references the venue’s secret upstairs bar the Parrot’s Beak, where the cover star of that famous first album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not Chris McClure was smoking a fag underneath the smoke alarm, prompting an evacuation before it was disabled using a mic stand. “I thought I saw you in the Parrot’s Beak / messing with the smoke alarm…” The band would regularly visit the boozer at 17-yearsold for a few pints with some food, before their parents went in later on in the evening. Some local musical royalty would even work behind the bar. The late Alexis Gotts of Wet Nuns fame would pull pints of ale and then practice on the venue’s drum kit on his breaks, eventually applying his craft to one of the most underrated bands this city has produced. The likes of Roots Manuva and Boyzone have filmed there. Reverend and the Makers, Little Man Tate and Catfish and the Bottlemen have played during their respective musical journeys. Even Pete Doherty is known to nip in for a pint whenever he’s in Sheff. Just a pretty standard night out at the Frog and Parrot it seems… Frog & Parrot 94 Division St, Sheffield S1 4GF WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 51

A brief guide to just some of the many fine artists, bands and significant moments from the city’s rich music history.



Sheffield’s musical heritage stretches all the way back to the swinging sixties, which saw Woodhouse-born singer Dave Berry find the UK charts and consequent 60s pop stardom after releasing ‘Memphis, Tennessee’ in 1963. It was in this decade that the legendary Joe Cocker – formerly a gas fitter – signed his first record contract in the Frog & Parrot pub on Division Street. In 1968 he became the first Sheffielder to get a number one hit with his cover of Beatles track ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, and the following year he would play to 400,000 people at Woodstock Festival.


The early seventies saw the formation of Cabaret Voltaire, who set about experimenting with music that would eventually lay the foundations for the UK’s electronic music scene. On 4 July, 1976 popular music venue The Black Swan (which would later become The Boardwalk) played host to the first ever gig from The Clash, on a line-up which also included the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks. The next year saw the formation of world famous rock group Def Leppard, led by Broomhill-born frontman Joe Elliott, who would go on to sell 100-million records worldwide (the highest-selling Sheffield band to date). One of the city’s most popular bands, synthpop innovators The Human League, played their first ever gig at the long-gone Wham Bar on Sheffield Hallam Campus in 1978 (a commemorative plaque can be found there today). A mere three years later they have a UK and US number one with ‘Don’t You Want Me?’


As well as The Human League, a number of other ‘new wave’ groups from the city begin hitting the charts. In 1982 ABC make their mark with the release of ‘Poison Arrow’, which later features on their successful debut album The Lexicon of Love; while a year later Heaven 17 keep the scene going strong with their single ‘Temptation’ hitting number two in the UK charts. It was during this era that iconic West Street music venue The Limit thrived, becoming the home of the city’s electro-revolution and hosting gigs from the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees to U2. In the late-eighties Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell set up pioneering dance label Warp Records, which is still going strong with artists like Aphex Twin and Flying Lotus on their roster.


Once the furore surrounding the New Yorkshire wave died down, a huge number of notable bands, some sadly no longer with us, have kept the the city well-represented on a national level. These include post-hardcore band Bring Me The Horizon, Castleton grunge rock duo Drenge and anthemic indie pop duo Slow Club. The northern grime scene has been well-represented by MC Coco, who has been a regular feature on 1Xtra and worth checking out for anyone into the UK urban scene. The local scene continues to be in very good nick today. Sheffield-based indie pop innovators Sophie And The Giants have been turning heads nationwide, dreamy pop peddlers Oh Papa are well worth seeking out for some chilled listening, the stirring harmonies of Before Breakfast never fail to bring out the goosepimples, and afro-fusion eight-piece KOG & The Zongo Brigade have been throwing parties across Europe recently. However, that’s such a small glance at the talent on offer. Check out venues like The Washington, Cafe Totem, Picture House Social and Yellow Arch to discover what’s on offer.


Sheffield saw this Britpop-loving era largely dominated by one band: Pulp. In 1995 they released their seminal album Different Class, containing hits such as ‘Common People’, ‘Sorted for E’s & Whizz’ and ‘Disco 2000’. The record shoots to number one in the UK album charts and goes platinum four times. The rest, as they say, is history. Other significant releases throughout the decade included local act Babyird releasing famous track ‘You’re Gorgeous’ in 1996 and fellow Britpoppers Longpigs find success with a certain Richard Hawley on guitar.


At the start of the new millennium, dance eccentrics Moloko gain acclaim with third album, Things to Make and Do. Between 2002-2007 a number of Sheffield bands begin to find nationwide prominence after cutting their teeth on the local circuit – The Arctic Monkeys, Reverend and The Makers, Little Man Tate, The Long Blondes, The Harrisons and Milburn are some of the main players. In 2003, The Republic nightclub is bought by the upand-coming Gatecrasher brand to be their first out of ten venues. It is a huge success with punters travelling from all over the UK to see the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren behind the decks. The city sees homemade genre niche alongside the bassline revolution grow to huge popularity, until police raids on prominent venues sees the scene drift away from the city. Richard Hawley’s thriving solo career is recognised with a Mercury Music Prize nomination in 2006, eventually won by the Arctic Monkeys for their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The dance scene eventually hots up again when DJ/producer Toddla T releases his first album, Skanky Skanky.


We’re only half way through the year and 2019 has already proven to be an exciting one for Sheff’s ever-growing food and drink scene. From urban eateries to craft breweries – we look back on the new openings that have caught our attention this year.

The Crow Inn Recently opened hop haven The Crow Inn offers an array of craft and local beers. The Crow is in good company, joining the well-established pub scene of Kelham Island. It has been a welcome addition to the area and has attracted a wide range of customers from young professionals and students to local ale lovers.


Saw grinders Union The latest addition to Kelham’s thriving foodie scene, The Saw Grinders Union set up shop in the historic Globe Works building earlier this summer. Serving a host of North American comfort food washed down with craft ale and bespoke cocktails from their outdoor courtyard; this is a great spot to enjoy the last of the summer sun.

Dead Donkey If craft beers and grilled cheese sandwiches are up your street, head down to this no-nonsense Abbeydale Road bar shaking up the Sheffield pub scene. The first venture from brothers Ed and Doug Daly, both veterans of the hospitality industry, Dead Donkey is a down to earth bar where staff and customers alike share a love of locally produced ales and good quality grub.


The Old House An old favourite that reopened its doors this year, The Old House boasts award-winning pies, customisable Sunday dinners and an extensive range of craft beers and real ales. The once-popular boozer is decked out with mid-20th century décor giving it a home-fromhome feel, perfect for a cosy afternoon drink.

NOOSA Bringing a taste of the Sunshine Coast to the Steel City, Exposed’s favourite brunch spot serves up a selection of breakfast and brunch dishes with a twist. This Australian-inspired café bar in Kelham Island is the newest project for couple Kelly Ware and Charlie Curran, who previously ran the popular Peppercorn restaurant at Dore.

Pa’s Bistro A welcome addition to the ever-changing culinary scene of Kelham Island, Pa’s is a family focused restaurant specialising in locally sourced, traditional food with a menu that changes seasonally. Highlights from the menu include daily fish specials fresh from Grimsby and premium steaks from Bradway.

SMOD (St Mars of the Desert) Boston brewing duo Dann and Martha have left the States and arrived on our doorstep, bringing their twenty years of experience to the (self-proclaimed) beer capital of England. A mash up of old brewing tradition and modern décor, their vibrant taproom is open for business in Attercliffe, offering a selection of homemade ales and beers.

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Sports Shack Following the success of the Ecclesall Road bar, owners Danny Grayson and James Dobson have rolled out two more of the popular micro-sports bars in 2019, with a first site joining the host of pubs along Woodseats’ Chesterfield Road and another in Hillsborough, close to Sheffield Wednesday’s ground. Head down for cheap drinks and wall to wall entertainment.

Triple Point This Sheffield-based brewery turned bar is the invention of father and son duo Mike and George Brook who wanted to create an exciting range of new beers. Their focus is on brewing lager, and creating an alternative to mass produced, globally sourced beers. A family-run business in the heart of the city, this is one not to miss if you’re a fan of hoppy flavours.

DOMO Part of the Citu development down at Little Kelham, Domo has brought a truly authentic slice of Sicilian food to Sheffield since July. On the restaurant’s website, Sardinian-born Raffaele Busceddu and Sheffield-born Sarah Elliott say: “We pride ourselves serving up food from our family to yours, sourcing fresh produce from local, independent retailers and food direct from Sardinia.”

Ambulo II Following the success of the first Ambulo at Millenium Gallery, the team launched a second all day café at Weston Park Museum. Co-founders James O’Hara and Matt Helders have created an inviting, family-friendly space where parents can indulge in a ‘slap up dinner and an Aperol Spritz’ while the little ones enjoy a tasty treat from head chef Tom Aronica’s innovative and healthy kids menu.

Kommune An instant hit when it opened in March, Kommune food hall has fast become a staple of the Sheffield foodie scene. Breathing new life into the old Co-op building on Castlegate, the urban eatery is now the hottest social destination featuring a host of Sheff favourites including Tamper Coffee, The Depot Bakery and Fat Hippo.


The Virtues (2019) The troubled Joseph (Stephen Graham) hits rock bottom after his ex-wife and son emigrate to Australia. With seemingly nothing left to live for he descends into an alcohol-fuelled depression as he tries desperately to forget his dark past. Though this gritty drama is largely set in Ireland, most of the filming locations are based in Sheffield - from the Hen and Chickens pub to Sharrow flats and Gleadless Valley. 60 | WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Robert Carlyle balancing on a sinking car in an Attercliffe canal, Sean Bean banging in a winning penalty at Bramall Lane and Jack O’Connell as a British soldier trying to evade the Provisional IRA plotted up in Park Hill Flats. From blockbusters to cult classics, our city has provided the backdrop for many films and plenty of TV series over the years. We take a look at a few times Sheffield has featured on the big screen.

The Full Monty (1997) Probably one of the most iconic Sheffield films of all time – you’re seen as something of an oddity up ‘ere if you haven’t seen this classic at least once. Released in 1997, when the city was still reeling from factory closures and job losses, Gaz, Horse, and the rest of the lads decide to get their “cloth off ” for a bit of cash. Keep your eyes peeled for the Shiregreen Working Men’s Club, Crookes Cemetery and the old Sheffield Ski Village, as well as a smattering of the old factories down Attercliffe way.

‘71 (2014) Jack O’Connell [Skins, This is England] plays a British soldier caught deep behind enemy lines during the troubles in Northern Ireland. The majority of the picture was filmed in Sheffield, with Leeds, Blackburn and Liverpool also used for certain scenes. The city’s famous Park Hill Flats were chosen to portray the now-demolished Divis Flats, a West Belfast stronghold of the Provisional IRA during the seventies, while various other locations in and around central Sheffield can be seen throughout the film.

Four Lions (2010) You might not think that a film about homegrown terrorism could ever be funny, but, surprisingly, you would be wrong. Four Lions tells the story of a group of young Muslim men from Sheffield who train with the intention of becoming Islamic terrorists. In the final raucous scenes set during a fun-run in the centre of London, you might be able to recognise Kebabish on the Wicker, the Moor shopping lane and Campo Lane.

This is England (Film and TV Series) This cult film and drama series tells the story of Shaun, a young man who is drawn into British skinhead culture and goes on to enjoy a variety of escapades with his colourful group of friends. Though much of the original film was located in Nottingham, the television series has many filming locations in Sheffield such as Gleadless Road, Leighton Road, the Colley Youth Club, Steel City Community Club, Park Hill and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 61

Doctor Who (2018) The ongoing tales of the mysterious time-travelling alien known only as, The Doctor. The Doctor is back and being played by Huddersfield native Jodie Whittaker, but that is not the only thing that is noticeably more Yorkshire this time around. Though the series has filmed in Sheffield many times before, series eleven features the only set of companions who are actually from Sheffield. Whovians from across the United Kingdom can now watch the TARDIS team play out their battles with aliens in such locations as Park Hill, Hunter House Road, Ecclesall Road and the HTC Plant near Meadowhall.

Threads (1984) Produced during the Cold War this unrelenting drama still has the ability to send chills down the spine of most Sheffielders, as it follows the aftermath of a nuclear attack on the city. The story focuses on two local families during the escalation of conflict between the US, Russia and the Middle East, and depicts the grave severity of what could happen as those tensions reach their peak. Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) This breakthrough Warp Films feature was filmed across various locations in the Peak District, with a number of notable scenes based in the town of Matlock, and starred Paddy Considine and Tony Kebbel. The story follows ex-soldier Richard, who returns to his hometown to seek revenge on the group that had tormented his younger brother Anthony. The film is narrated by Considine, who relays a gripping tale of evil, sin and retribution. When Saturday Comes (1996) A classic zero-to-hero footie film starring Sheffield’s finest, Sean Bean. Fast-living Jimmy Muir is a brewery worker in Sheffield with unrivalled potential for the game and an arrogant lack of respect for authority. Offered the chance of a lifetime to try out for boyhood club Sheffield United F.C, Muir nearly throws it all away in a night of debauchery. One for Blades and Bean fans alike.


How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, this film follows three young punks who hope to spend a night drinking and finding young women to relieve them of their virginity. While attending a house party, they find they have stumbled across a society of aliens on a mission to Earth. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell and though set in London (1970s Croydon as a matter of fact) the film was, in fact, filmed in Sheffield due to its wealth of still existing brutalist 70s architecture. Viewers may well recognize the Three Tuns Pub just off Paradise Square, which stands in for the punk matriarch Queen Boadicea’s bar as well as the Richmond suburb.

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Kill List (2011) Produced by Sheffield-based Warp Films and directed by Ben Wheatley, Kill List is a gory 2011 horror film. Telling the story of two hit men who embark on a job which has a lot more in store than they can ever anticipate. You’ll spot shots of rural Sheffield, panoramic city scenes as well as the railway station.

The Princess Bride (1987) This American rom-com achieved moderate success at the box office, but would find later find a large following as a cult film. The story is a fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love, who must try and find each other after spending years apart. Although very much an American production, many parts were filmed in various UK locations, prominently Sheffield and Derbyshire, while Bakewell’s Haddon Hall serves as the setting of Prince Humperdinck’s castle.

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999) Set in 70s Sheffield, the film follows Vince Smith’s efforts to date colleague Joanna Robinson. With the former a die-hard disco fan and the latter a punk, the plot undoubtedly takes a few comedic turns. Meanwhile Vince’s father Harold is thrust into the limelight as a minor celebrity after proving he has psychic powers. Dr Peter Robinson, Joanna’s father (played by Stephen Fry) attempts to put these powers to the test. Plenty of Roxy Disco action, a bit of magic and a lot of humour.


X+Y (2015) This social awareness drama tells the tale of a young autistic man with savant abilities and his quest to understand the nature of love as he takes part in an international mathematics competition. This film was made in collaboration with the Asia Film Financing Forum, with scenes shot in Hong Kong, though principle filming locations were in Sheffield. Recognisable shots will reveal Meersbrook Park in all its glory and former students may recognise the halls of High Storrs School and the cafeteria of King Edward VII School.

Coming soon: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2020) Inspired by a BBC Three documentary, the screenplay following young Jamie Campbell and his ambitions to become a drag queen premiered at the Crucible Theatre in 2017 to widespread acclaim. After stints at the West End and on Broadway, Film4 and Warp Films announced they would be producing a feature-length film starring the likes of Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan and Ralph Ineson.



Because Sean Bean says so…

There’s a whole legion of celebrity fans out there, and the Bean is a particularly big advocate. When he was filming Sharpe in India he’d get ensure to get stocked up on bottles before he went over. Other famous Hendo’s-lovers include Toddla T, Richard Hawley, KT Tunstall, Marco Pierre White and many, many more. It unites the city

All divisions and prior loyalties (Blades or Owls for example) are forgotten about when it comes to love for Henderson’s Relish up here. If you’ve arrived from another city, what better way to settle in than by trying out the local cuisine? It’s vegan-friendly

Not to mention gluten-free and approved by the Vegetarian Society. Everyone fill yer boots!

Now that you’ve arrived, it’s time to let you in on a little secret – something that not too many people outside of South Yorkshire know much about. You see, while Sheffielders are immensely proud of our heritage when it comes to industry, music, sport and art, there’s something else that we hold very dear – so dear, in fact, that it’s quite rare to find it outside of these seven hills. And it’s a condiment. A relish to be precise. During your time here you might hear it referred to as ‘Henderson’s’, ‘Hendo’s’, ‘Hendies’, or just plain old ‘Relish’; but however you come across this famous old sauce, know that your Sheffield experience isn’t complete until you’ve given it a go. Here are five solid reasons why you should seek out your first bottle pronto...

“Like Worcester sauce but one million times better” Matt Helders, Arctic Monkeys

It’s a Sheffield institution

Photo: india hobson

Henderson’s has been made here since the 1880s and today you’re likely to find a bottle in most Sheffield households. There have been poems written about the sauce, art inspired by it, tattoos inked on skin, and even a tribute song! You can add it to almost anything

Pretty much anything that you fancy giving a spicy, savoury kick: chips, chicken, chilli, beef, beans, stir fries, soup, pies, mushy peas – there’s not much it doesn’t improve. Some people even sprinkle it into crisp packets! WWW.EXPOSEDMAGAZINE.CO.UK | 65

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