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COATS FOR CACHI 2014â€™s charity fashion show catwalk and editorsâ€™ picks
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e-magazine issue #01 march 2014
is a lifestyle and culture magazine for female students in Sheffield. In September 2012, we began with a vision of creating a student-lead magazine, discovering and celebrating the independence of Sheffield. www.libertybellesheffield.com
In some way or another, 18 months of blood, sweat, tears and enlightenment has been poured into the e-magazine. Behind these 20 pages lies a strong, loyal team of 70 students who have written over 300 articles, taken over 100 photos and built three different versions of our website. We’ve spent 14 hours in Bar One reporting on the US Elections, watched George from the Crookes stop Broomhill traffic, and raised over £400 for Children in Need to go without makeup for a whole day – and show it off on national television. Not to mention running from venue to venue at Tramlines, raising nearly £100 keeping our mouths shut for a day, and doing the makeup two years in a row for our cover story, Coats for Cachi. What you’re about to read is a small sample of what we do – the best is yet to come. PiPPA MOyLE email@example.com
4 - FASHION
catwalk to conduit dairy of fashion intern
6 - BEAUTY
bronze eyes forever inked tips for a healthy mind
jOin us Liberty Belle Sheffield is a student-led lifestyle and culture magazine. Our team is built up of passionate creatives who aspire to be journalists, photographers, illustrators or publicity gurus. If you’re interested in writing about fashion, beauty, entertainments, lifestyle or would like a career in publicity, advertising or marketing, get in touch for some hands-on experience. We’d love you to join our team! jenny DemPSteR firstname.lastname@example.org
cOntributORS EDITOR PIPPA MOYLE DEPUTY EDITOR SAFFRON OTTER. COMMUNICATIONS HEAD JENNY DEMPSTER. PUBLICITY HEAD SALMA HAIDRANI. CREATIVE DIRECTOR NURUL LIYANA YEO. PICTURE EDITOR LANTY ZHANG. SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR HOLLY WILDISH-JONES. ENTERTAINMENTS EDITOR ANGELIQUA DIEYE. ROBBIE PYBURN. BEAUTY EDITOR LUCY ROBERTSON. KIRAN BERI. LIFESTYLE EDITOR KATHERINE FARQUHAR. HANNAH STYLES. FASHION EDITOR HANNAH CAMPBELL. MEGAN SUTTON. WRITERS JESS ATKINSON. NICOLE DRURY. LAURA HEFFERNAN. ABBY FLYN. RAQUEL LEE. MARY SMITH. SOPHIA AMICO. KELSIE MARSDEN. SARAH JEPSON. JAMIE DOHERTY. ELLEN OFFERDY. PHOTOGRAPHERS VICTORIA BEARDWOOD. WEMMY OGUNYANKIN. LBS TEAM SIAN ABBOTT. HANNAH BARNETT. ROCHELLE BARRAND. ZOE CASSELL. CURTIS COOMBES. BRONWEN DAVIS. JAVE LOUISE DRY. EMMA GIBBINS. BECKY GLASSEY. MATTHEW HUTCHINSON. CHARLOTTE IMLAH. CAITLIN JAMES. ALICE KNOX. EUNICE LEW. ELLIE LEWIS. FAY MCDERMOTT. HEATHER MCDONALD. LAURIE PETRUCCI. LISA PREECE. LAUREN PROCTOR. ELIZA PUNSHI. EMLYN NORTHCOTE-ROJAS. HOLLIE ROPER. AMBER DE SMET. CHRISTY TIANYI WANG.
8 - PICK OF THE WEEK coats for cachi charity fashion show audience & models tell all
12 - LIFESTYLE
flippin’ hell. pancake day baby give it up
14 - FEATURES women of steel
16 - ENTERTAINMENTS awards reviews interview with the revolutions
18 - LISTINGS
& your tea party invite
To have earned the epithet ‘ugly’, you’d expect to detest the new flat. But you know the fashion industry, right? Just because it’s ugly doesn’t mean we’re not going to wear it. There’s a plethora of ‘ugly’ shoes to choose from at the moment, and they come in all sorts of grotesque: loafers, jellies, flatformed, holey. The guys hate them. And we love them… So there!
Lingerie as Outerwear When Marc Jacobs sent his models for AW13 down the catwalk with their décolletage and thigh shown beneath lace just so. He wasn’t designing for the bedroom; he was designing for the street. It’s dangerous because you don’t want to say ‘hooker’, even if it is high end. Just remember, you’re an elusive, powerful woman that has excellent taste in lingerie- and make sure you throw a coat or big jumper over the top.
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here are a lot of people who just don’t understa clothes and to those people I say: It’s called a fa for a reason.This is pantomime, hyperbole, a Unless you are Anna Dello Russo, the catwalk look directly translatable to the street and the designer expect you to. Hell, they’re inspired by things as as McDonald’s (Moschino FW14). That’s whe style and the high street come in. You can ta the ridiculous ideas that stalked the catwalk and make them your own. You can get dressed up and show up without looking like an Eastern European stiltwalker dressed like a flamingo and still say ‘catwalk’. Here are some ways to wear a few of the last year’s biggest trends on the street.
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When it comes to dressing in pastels, there’s a really fine line between getting it right and looking like a knicker bocker glory. The sugared almond pink coat is everywhere, and the duck egg blue one is looking like the coming winter’s darling piece. Wearing your pastels together is a great way of emulating Burberry Prorsum and co. And it sort of looks like melted ice cream. Bonus.
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Hi Lucy, we hear you’re interning at Tallulah Love right now! How did you get that? I’m a Fashion Design and Marketing student at Northumbria Uni and heard from other students that Tallulah Love is a great place to intern. I got my heart set on joining the company, and contacted Managing Director Michelle asking for a placement. I was extremely delighted when she said yes! What is an average day for a Tallulah Love intern? My daily routine changes constantly and that is what I love about this industry. From sorting out celebrity photo shoots with magazines, to helping design new collections, there is always something exciting happening! Do you ever feel like the mail girl? Not at all! In my first week interning I was in charge of social media and the Tallulah Love website. It was a massive compliment to be trusted with such a large responsibility and it made me so excited about running my own business one day.
Novelty Sweater It’s testimony to Riccardo Tisci’s talent that his Givenchy FW13 bambi sweater was sold – and sold out – at a monstrous £750. Lily Collins wore it on the red carpet and it’s been on many a glossy front cover in the last year. On paper, you wouldn’t think an emo-style bambi sweater would work, but it looks better on the streets than the catwalk. did on the catwalk.
What inspires you when you’re designing? It seems to come naturally to me, but I’m inspired by everything around me, from music and culture to art and architecture. Sometimes just walking down the street can provide so much inspiration… I have realised my brain works in an unusual way when it comes to getting inspired! A final thought for all the aspiring interns out there? Very hard work will always pay off!
When one of the lovely editors suggested writing a piece on tattoos, it seemed like the perfect topic having just recently added to my lovely little collection of ink. For hundreds of years people have been getting tattoos. Unfortunately it seems the stigma of tattoos isn’t budging. A few of my friends who don’t like tattoos had their reasons. From not actually liking the look of ink on skin, to worrying that their likes and dislikes would change over time. Whilst these are completely valid reasons, I wanted to talk about my experiences with tattoos; maybe shed some light on them too. They’re well hidden, they’re sweet. They represent something about me and my life. It makes me happy, and frankly that means more to me than anything anyone has to throw at me. I have never looked in the mirror and thought ‘You know what... I’d look better without this...or this’ They ARE part of me and they DO mean something to me. My feelings may change over time but guess what? I like
that my feelings may change because I hope when I look at my tattoos when I’m 70-odd, they will remind me of a time or a place in my life where I felt like that was exactly what I wanted. I recently watched a documentary called ‘Bodyshockers’ with Katie Piper about body modification and it absolutely enraged me. It basically assumed that all people that have tattoos regret them. Some spend years thinking about the perfect tattoo to symbolise something important to them, and for one programme to stand there generalising everyone that gets a tattoo and exploiting them as a negative was extremely frustrating. I am completely open to opinions and I think that getting a tattoo means you do have to grow thicker skin because there will be people who don’t like them but equally there will be people that do... and quite often those are the right people, the best people, keep those people in your life. So next time someone criticises your tattoo, the way you look, or your style just remind yourself that all these little things make you the person you are...and you’re great.
A HEALTHIER MIND by Kelsie Marsden
2. HAIR MASKS & FACE MASKS
I love that feeling after I wash a hair mask out, I blow dry my hair and it feels like I should be in a Loreal adWrite down five things you love/like about yourself vert! (Move over Cheryl Cole!) I’m particularly fussy and that have nothing to do with how you look, for exprotective when it comes to my hair so treating myself ample: ‘I love that I am determined to do well in my to a hair mask makes me feel really good. I really like the degree’. We focus so much on our looks as a society Aussie 3 Minute Miracle masks as they seem to work that it’s important to take time out to think about other really well and are only £1.09 in Boots. I like using face masks too because I have really dry skin however after things we like about ourselves. Once you have written them out, stick them to your mirror so you can see I’ve used a face mask it looks great! I don’t tend to wear a them every day, this will eventually reinforce that posi- lot of make up so face masks are perfect to keep my skin looking nice and natural. tive attitude!
by Sarah Jepson The bronze eye; an old favourite and best friend to every outfit. The perfect night out goto for that sultry, smoky, yet not too heavy look that will suit eyes of all colours. Gracing a good handful of the S/S14 catwalks this season, as soon in Gucci and Versace is the revival of the bronze eye, but, as catwalks go, there will always be a slight twist to a familiar, well-established trend, bringing the look up to date with new season fashion. We welcome the arrival of the washed bronze lid. In contrast with the smoky bronze eye, this look requires oil or cream-based eye shadows to achieve a glazed finish, or a handy pot of Vaseline to make powder-based eye shadow dewy. Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in My Two Cents £15.50, and Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Golden Bronze £4.99 are both long-wearing yet highly pigmented products. Alternatively, powder shadow shades will do the job just as nicely, dabbing a little Vaseline over the product to create a wet-look finish. Apply the product all over the lid and take it slightly underneath the bottom lash line to give the eyes slight definition. Catwalk looks are always more outlandish and daring than you
see day to day, so to make this look more wearable, add a brown kohl eyeliner to the waterline. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Bronze is almost an exact dupe of MAC Teddy, retailing at £3.99 compared to its higher end sister at £14, making it super friendly on the student budget. Finish with a coat of black or brown mascara, depending on how defined you want the lashes to be. The rest of the face is kept light, fresh and glowing. Brows are kept tapered, with a light, powder-based eye shadow following the natural shape of the brow without intense shaping or restructuring. Lips wise, keep it very minimal with a warm nude or a slightly tinted lip balm such as Revlon Lip Butter in Crème Brule £7.99.
We all have those days when we’re not feeling our best. Beyoncé is right when she sings: ‘Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst...perfection is a disease of a nation, it’s the soul that needs the surgery’. We constantly strive for perfection when we are missing the point that it is our imperfections that make us the unique individuals we are. No matter how healthy your body is, if your mind is negative and ‘unhealthy’, you won’t get very far! With that being said, I have come up with a few of my favourite tips and tricks to help combat those negative thoughts.
3. PAINT YOUR NAILS I always find painting my nails pretty therapeutic and it makes me feel good about myself knowing they look nice. I try to keep this interesting by mixing up patterns and colours and if I’m feeling brave I even attempt nail art. It seems like a really small act, but it does help to make me feel that little bit more put together.
For some this sounds like a scary word full of contortion and many VS model instagram posts, but honestly it doesn’t have to be! I am a complete beginner at yoga, but I try to do a little routine every evening to wind down from the day. You can find many YouTube videos and blogs showing you the correct positions and routines. There is something about this kind of stretching that just makes the body feel good, you don’t have to be very flexible or fit at all, you just have to be willing to try. You never know, you might actually start to enjoy it and want to start a class!
As Jourdan Dunn and Rosie Huntington-Whitely step out in military and samurai inspired clothes at Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week show, Sheffield students take to the catwalk in their students union. Unlike the glamorous elite perceptions gathered from fashion weeks men and women of all sizes, nationalities, and interests walked the runway treating ‘ready-to-wear’ as, quite literally, what it says on the tin. Coats for Cachi is a charity fashion show that has been running for 3
years by the University of Sheffield’s International Students Committee. This raises money to keep residents of Cachi Baja, Peru warm during their bitterly cold winters. The first stiletto heel stepped out in the spring collection from Mind charity shop on Division Street. Flaunting florals and bright colours, the models took to the catwalk to excite the crowd for a warmer season – and, let’s face it, students love a bargain and a decent charity shop find. Labelled as ‘Urban Vintage’, the
next collection from Syd and Mallory’s Emporium showed off an edgier side of Division Street. The female models were styled in different Syd and Mallory looks: wacky prints, hand-stitched crop tops and statement faux fur coats. Male models showcased the trendy, rough and ready look in Rag Parade, with vintage Versace tees and psychedelic chequered shirts. It’s a well-known fact that there’s never enough vintage in Sheffield, as we saw from ‘A New Shop’ with its elegant mid-length dresses for women and 50s clean-cut-rebellion look for men. Closing the show was a formal look by TNB Indie Arcade, our favourite numbers being a black and red pencil skirt with a leather top to a delicate lace dress. This wasn’t a fashion week show. It was a celebration of Sheffield Fashion, unique style and a gentle reminder that we live in a great city.
Syd and Mallory 127-129 Devonshire St
Rag Parade (in Syd and Mallory’s Emporium) 127-129 Devonshire St
As the lights dimmed down and the music kicked in we knew the fashion show was about to begin. Settled into our seats, our comical host for the night, Andrew Chiguri, gave a short introduction to Coats for Cachi and what a great cause we were supporting. Then our fabulous editor walked onto stage to start the show. All the models looked professional, beautiful and, most importantly, none fell over. The range of outfits in the fashion show was varied enough for everyone in the audience to find an item they loved, which they could buy from one of the stalls afterwards. The Dalmation two-piece was definitely an outfit to remember! Sheffield student Rida Fatima, 21, enjoyed watching the show: “It’s been a good night supporting a great cause “All the models looked amazing. I’d definitely come again.”
Running through Fusion’s double doors after a day of getting this e-magazine together, it was clear that I needed a serious hair and makeup transformation from the Liberty Belle team. With loose curls and smokey eyes, I walked towards the steps, with a lovely Greek model, Rafail, facing a reality that was brewing my nerves.
Yes, somehow, the girl who regularly trips over her own two feet was starting the show. For the first time since I was 2, I forgot how to walk. With an encouraging grin from Rafail and a whole bag of courage, I hauled myself onto the stage and moved my legs – one heel at a time. After the first spotlight pose, nerves went away and the fun began.
Mind 106 Devonshire St
TNB Indie Arcade Ground Floor, The Nichols Building
A New Shop 25 Devonshire Street
COATS FOR CACHI
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Fashion editors Hannah and Megan had a hard time picking out their favourite Coats for Cachi looks, but they just about managed it. Here are the top picks from Thursday night's fashion show...
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It’s that time of year again, when we all remember just how great pancakes are and struggle to remember why we don’t eat them all year round. Pancakes are such a versatile dish and are so simple to make. Depending on how lazy you feel, you can make these recipes from scratch, using a batter mix, or even buy ready-made ones. So no excuses! Grab your ingredients, grab your housemates and get flipping! Everyone knows that pancakes are all about the toppings, so you can use this simple pancake recipe for both of the recipes below.
++++++++++++++ JUST PLAIN PANCAKES ++++++++++++++++++ Ingredients
100g plain flour 300ml milk 2 large eggs 1tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
1. Put the four, eggs and milk together in a large bowl 2. whisk INto a smooth batter. 3. put your batter into the frying pan over a medium heat 4. cook for one minute on each side until golden.
3tbsp Maple Syrup 3tbsp Natural yoghurt Frozen berries
Nobody does pancakes like the Americans. Blueberries are a must. Maple syrup is a must. This recipe is great for a breakfast pancake or for the slightly more health conscious among us. Emphasis on slightly, they are covered in maple syrup after all.
1. Make pancakes using recipe above. 2. Cut each pancake into 4. Stack Them. 3. Drizzle syrup and yoghurt. 4. Decorate with frozen berries!
For those looking to get slightly more adventurous in their pancake making, these bacon and banana pancakes are certainly an acquired taste. However, I have tried and tested them and found them to be delicious!
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by Laura Heffernan Traditionally, Lent is when you give up luxuries for forty days in tribute to the forty days Jesus spent alone in the desert without food and resisting the Devil’s temptations. That’s fine if you’re a Christian but I know many non- Christians that jump on the bandwagon anyway: I just don’t get it. Why would you voluntarily turn your back on something wonderful for six long, hard weeks? To ‘improve’ yourself, perhaps? However, I imagine these are the type of people that also buy into New Year’s resolutions. They probably scuppered their resolution to become a vegetarian when they drunkenly bought a post-night out kebab and so they’re using Lent as an opportunity to give it another go. Perhaps Lent is the first step in reducing indulgence in the long term? I find that this can backfire; I gave up alcohol during exam period but went a little crazy the night of my final exam. My favourite reason stems from pure pride: proving to yourself and to others that you can do it. But I can’t, I really can’t. “I haven’t eaten chocolate for three whole days everyone!” and I’m not lying, but then as soon as everyone leaves the room I go and steal one of their triple chocolate cookies and pray they don’t notice. I just can’t handle withdrawal (I can’t even handle moderation). Well done to all of you that are planning to give something up for Lent, but I’m fairly confident that my six week’s worth of wine and chocolate will bring me more pleasure than the feeling of selfachievement ever could.
WOMEN OF STEEL With their men fending the war front, the ladies of Sheffield found themselves working in steel factories to support the war effort.
by Raquel Lee
They were only youths when they went into the factories of Sheffield to serve the war effort. They were barred from joining the army, so they built planes and weapons to help their comrades in battle. Aged between 16 and 40, they were conscripted by the government to fill in the gaps in the economy left by the men. No one ever told them they could fight a war, but the women of Sheffield did it. They took control of the steel industry when their men shipped off to the front line. Today, these ladies are in their 90s, but their memories of working in steel factories, wielding spanners and operating cranes still linger. They recollect the days when most of them were single, some newly wed, but all of them unfamiliar to the life of
heavy machineries and engineering. Some came to work in their heels and skirts. For Dorothy Slingsby, her first day of work was most memorable. Arriving at work, her boss commented on her small stature, however, the lack of manpower meant that he still gave her a shot. “You see that ladder? I want you to go up to the top of the ladder and when you get there sit in the box and wait for me,” said her boss. Swift as a monkey, she was soon sat at the top looking down watching her boss’ slow ascend. “You went up that ladder like a young monkey!’ he said. “Well I showed you what I can do,” replied Mrs Slingsby. The life of these ladies were not easy. Working 13 hours a day, their “office” conditions were noisy, dusty and smelly.
I loved that job and when they fetched me down it was so boring,”
Sometimes, the bosses were even downright unreasonable. Mrs Slingsby said that despite the laws allowing couples to take their leaves together when the men return, her initial company was having none of it. Furious, she disobeyed her boss’ orders and went off work for a week anyway. Steel worker, Kathleen Roberts, said: “We worked right through it. You didn’t see until you came out the next day. We returned to work the next day, we took no time off, you carried on working just the same.” Furious, Mrs Roberts disobeyed her boss’ orders and went off work for a week anyway. “When I came back, he gave me my pay, and my card, and that was it. I was sacked!” Home life was difficult as well, with the Sheffield Blitz threatening to bomb the city to dust. “They did it in two halfs” said Mrs Slingsby. “All the south side of the city, all the centre of the city, it was all obliterated.” But life went on and the women returned to work the next day. “We worked right through it. You didn’t see until you came out the next day. We returned to work the next day, we took no time off, you carried on working just the same,” said Mrs Roberts. Life was miserable for the ladies, especially after the German bombings left the city in shambles. “There was nowhere to go,” said Mrs Roberts, “and you had no time to go out anyway.” When the war finally ended, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Slingsby thought that life would be better. For Mrs Roberts, she voluntarily gave up her life of steel mills behind the moment her husband returned from the war. But Mrs Slingsby was not as willing to give up her crane-driving job. She was fourth months pregnant before her firm decided that it was too dangerous for her to be “in the field”. “I loved that job and when they fetched
me down it was so boring,” said Mrs Slingsby. The secrets these Women of Steel kept from their husbands during the war also came spilling out when the couples were reunited. “The government would cross out information that they did not want the men to know,” said Mrs Roberts. “He couldn’t understand why in my letters I would say ‘I’m doing nights’. I couldn’t say in my letters where I was and what I was doing.” In the eyes of these women, the war has taken its toll on its then young generation the most. “My husband got seriously injured on DDay at Normandy beach. It stayed with him forever and he never got over it,” said Mrs Roberts. While both ladies were fortunate enough to stay with their husbands and went to build a family, many of these war-torn couples changed so drastically, their relationships had to end. “It was like getting to know each other all over again; a lot of people divorced,” said Mrs Roberts. Sheffield City Council have launched a ‘Women of Steel’ campaign, hoping to raise £150,000 for a statue to be built near the war memorial in commemoration for the women of Sheffield who helped with the war. After all they had been through, their efforts for the war are finally being acknowledged by the city.
additional reporting by Farwah Khataw 15
LIBERTY BELLE DOES AWARDS SEASOn.
In the midst of the yearly wave of awards ceremonies, we decided to pick our Sheffield favourites in five music categories.
by Jamie Doherty, Robbie Pyburn, Angeliqua Dieye
1. Best live Screaming Maldini @ Penelope’s Algiers @ The Washington Roger the Mascot @The Green Tent, Devs Green Puzzles @ The Bowery The Crookes @ Sheffield SU
2. Best SINGLE Blessa - Between Times Hey Sholay – WDYRWMTB Polkadodge – Borderline Screaming Maldini – Soweto The Crookes - Play Dumb
3. Best MUSIC VID The Crookes - Bears Blood Screaming Maldini - The Albatross Tropic of Youth – You Algiers - Mother Alvarez Kings - Postcards from Berlin
THE WINNER ROGER THE MASCOT We went to so many good gigs in 2013, that when it came to narrowing it down, things got difficult. Their performance in the Green Tent last St Patrick’s Day is one we still remember, due to the pure energy and positivity they radiated on stage. The band delivered great indie rock, with a swing twist, and they have been in our playlists ever since.
THE WINNER SCREAMING MALDINI - SOWETO The verses’ melodic vocals and infectious jumpy piano riff build up to bright, enveloping choruses. Throw in a soaring trumpet solo, and Soweto is a perfect indie-pop-dance tune. Screaming Maldini plan to release more singles in the coming months, and if this track is anything to go by, we look forward to hearing them.
THE WINNER TROPIC OF YOUTH - YOU There’s something about Tropic of Youth’s video for You that pulls you in - and leads you through its soft, anaesthetising scenes. It’s mysterious, hazy and slightly primal. The video for You is brilliantly shot, and includes some stunning scenes. Its slow and enchanting nature perfectly compliments the song.
REVIEWS SINGLES REVIEW
by Jamie Doherty Following on from previous single ‘Soweto’, Sheffield natives Screaming Maldini have again produced a delightfully sunny pop song filled with quirky intrigue. Set to the complex 7/4 time signature, which itself is quite impressive, the song ebbs and flows along to singer Gina Walters’ effortless
vocal melodies – occasionally breaking into a chorus of trumpets à la Dog is Dead or Of Monsters and Men. Overall the single is refreshingly guitar-light, giving a texture and timbre full of warmth that just works so well - Screaming Maldini definitely know where they’re going.
INTERVIEW by Angeliqua Dieye We first met The Retrospectives at Record Store Day last year, and since then they have been busy. Liberty Belle caught up with the band as 2013 drew to a close. “We’ve just been trying to do as many gigs as possible to build up our audience,” bass player Will Stocks told us. He says a highlight was supporting the Boomtown Rats at the Doncaster Dome. “We’re better at playing smaller venues though,” says Will, “Just because of the music we play. There’s nothing better than a small venue where everyone is hammered.” In 2014, the band is co-headlining a 12date cross-country tour. We asked the guys whether they preferred Southern or Northern crowds, and they assured us the North is the place to be. ”London crowds aren’t too good – they’re all just mardy,” singer and guitarist Tom Galton joked. As for the Sheffield music scene, they thought there had been ups and downs. “Now we are getting to the stage where there is so much diversity, and that is one of the strongest things about Sheffield’s music scene.”
For a long time a lot of people, us included, only focused on trying to be like the Arctic Monkeys because they saw something that became successful,
TROPIC Of YOUTH
SEMI DETACHED PRESENTS:
Poa Kichizi Kama Ndizi
THE HARLEY | 26.02.2014
by Ellen Offredy
by Jamie Doherty
Sheffield band Tropic of Youth are back with the beachy vibes of their new single ‘Poa Kichizi Kama Ndizi’. As odd as the name may sound, the oh-so-reliable Google Translate tells me it is Swahili for ‘As Crazy Cool Bananas’. Relevant? Maybe not - but it definitely shows these local lads’ African influences. If you’re a fan of The Drums, Peace and Jaws, this release is one worth your money. Full of lilting guitars, bouncing baselines and dreamy vocals the song dances gleefully through the air leaving you longing for that hot tropic summer we all wish we had here in Sheffield.
After support from Glistening Pot and Febueder, Casual Sex became the latest act to be imported into the Sheffield music scene by Semi Detached – following the likes of Fun Adults, Childhood, and Palma Violets. The band, coming all the way from Glasgow, produce a vintage post-punk sound, filled with angular guitar tones and dripping with reverb – think Franz Ferdinand with a sizable helping of Joy Division. The Harley crowd found themselves seduced by songs like ‘Soft School’ and ‘What’s Your Daughter For?’, and after a stirring finish, were left hoping for more than just a one night stand.
LISTINGS NIGHTS OUT sat 1st Jackmaster (numbers) & Paul Woolford 23:00 - 06:00 Fez Club, £12 sun 2nd Pulp Funktion 22:00 - 02:00 The Wick at Both Ends, free mon 3rd Plus 1 23:00 - 03:00 DQ, £3.50 tue 4th Nick Mulvey 19:30 - 04:00 The Harley, £7 wed 5th Minion Party 23:30 - 02:30 Foundry, Fusion & Studio, £4
fri 21st Gaga 22:30 - 03:00 Leadmill, £3.50 sat 22nd Walf & Strays 23:00 - 06:00 Fez Club, £7.50 sun 23rd Budapest Gypsy Orchestra 20:00 - 00:00 Montgomery Theatre, £10 mon 24th Shag 23:00 - 03:00 Leadmill, £3.50 tue 25th Viper Rooms 23:00 - 03:00 Carver Street, £3.50
thur 6th Block Party 22:30 - 3:30 Carver Street, £3.50
wed 26th Skool Disco 22:00 - 02:00 Corporation, £1 - 2 in uniform
fri 7th Space Mexico 23:00 - 02:30 The Octagon, £4
thurs 27th SGet the Blessing 19:30 - 22:30 Auditorium, £14
sat 8th Polkadodge 19:00 - 22:30 Plug, £8
fri 28th Toddla T+more 23:00 - 04:00 Foundry & Fusion, £8
mon 10th Shag 23:00 - 03:00 Leadmill, £3.50
sat 29th The Book Club 19:00 - 22:30 Plug £5
Ballroom and Latin Mon 3 Mar 2014 19:00 til 20:00 Venue: High Tor 5, The Edge Price: £3.50 Madonna Vogue Dance Class Tue 4 Mar 2014 16:30 til 17:30 Venue: Studio, SU Building Price: £3.00 Polefitness beginners Tue 4 Mar 2014 19:00 til 20:00 Venue: Octagon Lounge Bar Price: £6.00 Bouldering Wed 5 Mar 2014 18:00 til 19:00 Venue: Matrix Bouldering Wall, Goodwin Price: £5.00
GIGs Sat 1st Alvarez Kings & Bluehearts & Lateral Vision & Shermer & The People The Leadmill, 7pm Sun 2nd The Selecter O2 Academy, 6:30pm Tues 4th Nick Mulvey The Harley, 7:30pm Thurs 6th Electric Electric – The Harley Fri 7th Son of Dave The Leadmill, 7:30pm Reverend and the Makers O2 Academy, 7pm Sat 8th Sour Cherry, I Set The Sea On Fire, Bang Bang, Romeo etc. The Leadmill, 6:30pm Polkadodge Plug, 7pm Sun 9th Architects The Leadmill, 7pm Tues 11th Haim O2 Academy, 7pm Weds12th The Feeling The Leadmill, 7:30pm Fri 14th Drake Motorpoint Arena, 7:30pm
Zumba Fri 7 Mar 2014 16:00 til 17:00 Venue: No. 66 (formerly the TV studio) Price: £2.50
Whitby and Scarborough Sun 16 Mar 2014 8:00 til 17:00 Venue: Meet on Durham Road. Price: £18.00
Holistic Face Massage Tue 11 Mar 2014 17:00 til 19:00 Venue: Gallery Room 3 Price: £3.50
Swedish Back Massage Tue 18 Mar 2014 17:00 til 19:00 Venue: Gallery Room 3 Price: £3.50
Campaign Pick Me Ups Wed 12 Mar 2014 14:00 til 15:00 Venue: Gallery Room 4 Price: £2.00 Cross Stitch Thu 13 Mar 2014 17:30 til 19:30 Venue: Activities & Sports Zone Price: £4.00 24 Hour Film Making Challenge Fri 14 Mar 2014 19:00 til 19:00 Venue: Activities & Sports Zone Price: £4.00 Learn to Sail Sat 15 Mar 2014 8:30 til 17:00 Venue: Meet Glossop Road entrance to Bar One Price: £5.00 Taste of Indonesia - Angklung Playing Sat 15 Mar 2014 13:00 til 14:00 Venue: Gallery Room 3 Price: £1.50
Bouldering Wed 19 Mar 2014 18:00 til 19:00 Venue: Matrix Bouldering Wall, Goodwin Price: £5.00 Historical Crime and Murder Tour Wed 19 Mar 2014 19:30 til 21:30 Venue: Meet in front of Sheffield Cathedral in the city centre Price: £4.00 Bootcamp Fri 21 Mar 2014 16:00 til 17:00 Venue: Western Park by the Bandstand Price: £3.00 Emergency First Aid Sat 22 Mar 2014 10:30 til 17:00 Venue: Gallery Room 4 Price: £38.00
Sat 15 The Stranglers O2 Academy, 6pm Thurs 20th Nai Harvest, Playlounge The Great Gatsby, 8pm Fri 21st The Wanted Sheffield Arena, 7:30pm Sat 22nd The Sherlocks, The Darlingtons Plug, 7pm Mon 24th Banks The Leadmill, 7pm Thurs 27th Oliver Wilde & Something Anorak Bungalows and Bears, 7pm The Retrospectives The Greystones, 7pm Fri 28th PROPA LOCAL Plug, 8pm Sat 29th Yung Lean & Sad Boys Bungalows and Bears, 8pm Dexters The Leadmill, 7:30pm Sun 30th Loveable Rogues O2 Academy, 7pm Justin Timberlake Motorpoint Arena, 8pm Mon 31 Canvas – West Street Live
Chocolate Tasting Mon 24 Mar 2014 19:00 til 21:00 Venue: Meet Glossop Road entrance to Bar One Price: £10.00 Burlesque Wed 26 Mar 2014 18:00 til 19:30 Venue: No. 66 (formerly the TV studio) Price: £5.00 Cleopatra - Northern Ballet Wed 26 Mar 2014 19:45 til 22:00 Venue: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Price: £12.00 Arabic Lessons - Society Led Thu 27 Mar 2014 18:00 til 19:00 Venue: Gallery Room 3 Price: £3.00 Bollywood Dancing Fri 28 Mar 2014 17:00 til 18:00 Venue: Foundry Price: £4.00 Heights of Abraham and Matlock Bath Sat 29 Mar 2014 9:30 til 16:00 Venue: Meet on Durham Road. Price: £23.00 Shakespeare’s Houses and StratfordUpon-Avon Sun 30 Mar 2014 8:30 til 17:00 Venue: Meet on Durham Road. Price: £25.50
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............. . . . ...... 19th March 2014 1630hrs to 1830hrs Activities Zone, Student Union
Join us for our vintage-style tea party where you can eat lots of cake, drink lots of tea and enter our raffle for the chance to win some great prizes!
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