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Are you feeling festive? It’s time to shut those books and get ready to party! Whether you’re staying in Sheffield or heading home for the holiday period – keep hold of your copy of Student Mag: a guide to celebrating Christmas in student style. Don’t miss our gift shopping on budget guide; a lazy Christmas work-out plan to shift the turkey and trimmings; and a stepby-step to cooking Christmas dinner. Our cover star this issue is Brit-born singer, Alexa Goddard, who performed at Meadowhall and Capital FM’s Christmas Lights Concert; plus we’ve got an interview with Dublin duo, Hudson Taylor. Enjoy! A big Merry Christmas from the team at x Student Mag! See you in the New Year…. 06

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WHAT’S APPENIN’ Words: Megan Wright

Sheffield Hallam University Hallam Nation Every Wednesday // 11am-3.30pm // Crystal Bar Hallam’s legendary weekly night has recently relocated to Crystal on Carver Street. With three rooms of music, frequent giveaways and drinks from a £1, you can’t go wrong. Tickets available from SU HUBS, ticket reps or Sports teams.

Sheffield Wednesday FC vs Blackpool Friday 26 December // 3pm-5.30pm // Hillsborough Stadium If you’re in Sheffield for Christmas and fancy a break away from eating chocolate in front of the TV, head down to Hillsborough on Boxing Day to watch Sheffield Wednesday go head to head with Blackpool. Discounted tickets available from POD 4, SU HUBS.

Global Village Shop Tuesday 27 January // 10am-4pm // SHU HUBS All items sold at the Global Village Shop are Fairtrade, ethically sourced, or handmade. Items on sale include notebooks, handbags, throws, jewellery, and handmade recycled journals. Take an hour or so out of your day to have a wander and get your hands on a unique handmade item.

Routes into Teaching event Wednesday 28 January // 5pm-7.30pm // City Campus This evening session will provide advice about qualifications and careers in teaching. Here you can get tips about what makes a good application, chat to School Direct partners, and find out about funding for various study options. 6 | Stu-Mag

University of Sheffield The Tuesday Club Xmas Special: Waze & Odyssey Tuesday 16 December // 11pm-3am // Foundry Catch two of the biggest house DJs in the UK at the last Tuesday Club of the year. You will probably have heard their recent remix of R-Kelly’s ‘Bump N’ Grind’ – it peaked in the top 10 of the UK charts in September. Expect deep house, classic two-step and remixes of huge dance anthems. Price: £7-9

Placement and Internship Advice Tuesday 16 December // 12pm-2pm // Job Shop (SU) The Careers Service are running a series of dropin sessions in the Job Shop. Here you can talk specifically to a placement coordinator who will be able to advise you on your next step into the world of work. No booking necessary, just drop in.


Great British Sunday Christmas Origami Craft Session Wednesday 17 December // 5pm-7pm // Gallery Room 3, SU Get into the Christmas spirit and learn how to make some Christmas themed Origami. This is a chance to make some home decorations or, if you’re really good, make some gifts! Price: £1, tickets available online or at the Box Office in the SU.

Ey Up Friday 19 December // 11am-3.30pm // Foundry Head to the Union’s newest weekly club night to hear a mixture of dance, indie, chart hits, EDM and hip-hop. Other than frozen daiquiri cocktails, all drinks are £1.75. Ticket price: from £3

Sunday 21 December // 12pm-4pm // Interval If you’re staying in Sheffield for Christmas or want to have a last get together with your flatmates before you head back home until January, head to Interval for the best of British food and drink. Sample one of their cask ales or tuck into some bangers and mash to forget those winter blues.

Yoga Class Tuesday 23 December // 7.30pm-8.30pm // Endcliffe Studio, in Crewe Flats, Endcliffe Village Take a break from essay or exam stress and do some casual yoga. Classes are led by a qualified teacher and mats are provided, just bring suitable clothes and some water. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Tickets available online or at the Box Office in the SU. Stu-Mag | 7


Alexa Goddard ALEXA GODDARD

Signed to Roc Nation – the record label founded and managed by music legend Jay-Z – Brit-born solo artist, Alexa Goddard, is set for stardom. Singers rarely come equipped with the experience 25 year old Alexa does. At 14 years old she was travelling across Europe recording early demos; by 18 she’d toured the United States and by 22 she was one of the ten most

subscribed musicians in the history of YouTube in the UK with over 40 million views and a Top 20 single under her belt. Student Mag grabs a chat with Alexa Goddard when she stops off in Sheffield to perform at the Meadowhall and Capital FM Christmas Lights Switch On concert alongside pop pin-ups Union J, and bad boy rapper, Pro Green…

Alexa Goddard Words: Jessica Fogarty

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Earlier this year, you signed a multi-album deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation record label. Life doesn’t get much better than that, surely? It’s a dream come true! Roc Nation saw my videos on YouTube and got in touch, then soon after they signed me. I was lucky enough to meet Jay-Z in person recently and he introduced me to his wife Beyoncé – it was one of the best moments of my life. She is my idol. Even though it’s a multi-album deal, I’m just taking it one step at a time at the moment and trying not to get too carried away planning. When should we expect the release of your first album? Fingers crossed it will be released early next year. I’ve spent so long doing covers but now I want my own album out there for people to hear the real me. Have you enjoyed your time in Sheff – performing at Meadowhall Lights Switch On? I live in the South of England so this was my first time here! The fans were awesome but I wish I’d had more time to explore the city. I really wanted to go shopping but it’s a five hour drive from where I live so I’ve had no time. Next time, I will. I managed to eat a Nandos here though.

If you weren’t singing, what would you be doing? How will you be spending Christmas? Eating lots of good food with my family. What’s on your wish list? Three random items – a juicer, a leather jacket and some skinny ripped jeans. What’s the best present you’ve ever received? A pink bike when I was seven or eight. I’d wanted it for so long I was overwhelmed to finally have it. Will you be making any New Year’s Resolutions? I need to stop eating fast food. I eat way too much of the stuff. What has been the best moment of 2014? I opened the main stage at Wireless Festival. It was incredible – so much fun. How would you describe your music in three words? Versatile, fun and thoughtprovoking.

Singing has been my lifelong ambition and it’s what I enjoy doing so I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I did once work as a care worker though, looking after a lady with Alzheimer’s. She had me in stitches all the time – she was incredible. How important has YouTube and social media been to your success? It’s thanks to YouTube that I have a record deal and I love keeping in touch with fans via social media. My success is down to their support. Who inspires you musically? John Legend and Whitney Houston are my heroes. Who would be your ideal dinner date guests? Alan Carr – he’s hilarious, and Darren Brown – he fascinates me. What’s the best thing about your job? Performing. There’s no feeling like stepping out on stage. You feel so powerful. What’s next for you? Making more music.

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cheryl : only human. Since Girls Aloud exploded onto the pop scene 12 years ago, Cheryl has experienced some very public highs and lows. Nowadays, it seems like everything is going genuinely well for her: in the summer she got married to her French boyfriend, is back in her role as an X Factor mentor and has most recently made chart history by becoming the only British female artist to have five No.1 singles. Her two most recent singles have come from her fourth album, ‘Only Human’. The music is noticeably upbeat and optimistic, as Cheryl explains: “I

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think ‘Only Human’ is a record that says ‘Have fun, we’re only human, fight on when things go bad cos it’s going to be fine again”. From the catchy fasttempo of ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ to the R&B influenced ‘Live Life Now’ and ‘Goodbye Means Hello’, it’s clear that Cheryl is finally happy and ready to wave goodbye to her past. Most of the songs on ‘Only Human’ would go down a treat in a club, especially the single ‘I Don’t Care’, which has pure sass and independence written all over it. Her soft vocals compliment the pop/R&B fused

beats of this album beautifully, ‘Waiting for Lightning’ in particular is a powerful anthem that would be a definite ‘hands in the air’ track in a live venue. With ‘Only Human’, Cheryl has become an established artist who knows what music she wants to make. She’s finally happy, and this album shows it off perfectly. Words: Megan Wright

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Alabama 3: Wimmin from W.O.M.B.L.E Vol 2 Since they first got together in 1996 it is fair to say the Alabama 3 have done things the old fashioned way. Maybe most well-known for doing the theme tune on the Sopranos. The group of 10 from Brixton, London, threw together a house party and simply started playing. Incredibly the band are now releasing their 12th album. The gang have added some extra soul to their second volume of Womble, getting some powerful sista voices into the studio to help give that extra zing. Aurora Dawn and Devlin Love were adding their unique sound of rocky, electronic

jazz. Put this all together and the album really has a spark which will blow you out of the water. The opening track ‘Black Betty’ starts the album off with a real kick. Aurora Dawn makes the sound her own with a revolutionary sound of a rock classic. The 12 songs on the album are really sassy sounding, which serve as a platform, for female conflicts and coalition. It is definitely a step apart from Womble volume 1 which saw the group try and get involved with the youth in the community. A tour is only fitting after completing the album.

The group will kick off in Northampton and complete a 19-date tour seeing them travel around the UK ending with a homecoming in Brixton. There will be a whole load of new tracks along with some classic Alabama 3. Producer Wizard will also continue his good form by going on stage and creating the great clash that old school rock n roll has with modern mixing techniques. Words: Edward Wade

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HUDSON TAYLOR Words: Jessica Fogarty Having honed their craft at an early age busking in Dublin, Irish brothers – Alfie and Harry (Hudson Taylor is their surname) have become a word-ofmouth favourite with their energetic live shows. Their DIY work ethic led them to release their debut EP on their own label Craic Records and entirely under their own steam they charted the Battles EP at no.14 on iTunes UK and no. 1 in Ireland. Drawing inspiration from their parents’ record collection – Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills & Nash are cited as particular favourites – the brothers fuse classic and contemporary influences to create raw, folk-infused melodic pop that puts them in the same bracket as Michael Kiwanuka and Ben Howard. At times stomping and spirited, at others stripped back to only acoustic guitars, Hudson Taylor possess that rare talent to combine energy and intimacy into their performances. You can see why people are talking. And for Hudson Taylor, this is only the beginning.

How would you describe Hudson Taylor? We’re a singer song writing folk-pop influenced harmony driven duo. Was becoming a music artist / performer always your career goal? Not at all. We’re privileged to call it a career. Music was always a hobby – I [Harry] did study the technical side of music – creating apps – but I never imagined becoming an artist. Alfie dropped out of college and was working in a hairdressers. You started out busking on the streets of

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Dublin. How did you land a record deal? Yeah we started out five or six years ago busking – playing covers. Playing together worked for us so we started writing music for our duo. A music management company saw our videos on YouTube and offered us a deal. We moved to London two years ago and literally have been gigging non-stop for the past 24 months. Is there any sibling rivalry between you? We’re blessed that there’s no fighting. I think we got it out of the way when we were young. There’s never much fuss at home or at work.


What inspires your music writing? Our music is inspired by our changing lives – living in London away from our parents. It’s been hard going but makes meaningful lyrics. Also, we’re inspired by the music we listen to – mainly artists like Ben Howard and Damien Rice. What do you prefer – a small intimate gig or a big concert show? There’s positives and negatives to them both. You don’t get the intimacy with an arena or festival show but you do get to showcase your music on a big scale. It’s easier to create an atmosphere and make a connection when fans are close too.

What are your plans for Christmas? This year will be the first time we’re not going home. But straight after Christmas we’ll be going to New Orleans to perform at a cousins wedding. What do you have planned for 2015? We’re back touring in February which we’re really excited for. Tickets are selling really fast. And we’re currently working on the release of our debut album – Singing For Strangers – released in February. @HudsonTaylor

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film previews

Words: EDWARD WADE

black sea

unbroken out 26 december th

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic athlete whose plane is shot down over the Pacific Ocean during World War Two. Played by This is England and Skins heartthrob Jack O’Connell, Zamperini is captured by the Japanese and placed in a brutal prisoner of war camp. Written by the perennially brilliant Coen brothers, Unbroken looks to be a harrowing yet inspiring story.

exodus

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Christian Bale takes on the role of Moses as the Old Testament gets the Hollywood treatment in this epic biblical drama. Bale defies the unquestioned power of his brother, the Pharoah Rhamses, and leads the Israelites on a perilous, againstthe-odds journey through Ancient Egypt. If director Ridley Scott can match the visual innovations of his best known work, Blade Runner, and the pulsating action of Oscar winning Gladiator, we’re in store for a true blockbuster. 22 | Stu-Mag

get santa

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If you’re in need of a Christmassy pick me up to banish your inner Grinch, check out this festive comedy starring a host of British favourites including Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis, Stephen Graham and Rafe Spall. Broadbent’s Santa Claus is on the run from the police and needs the help of Spall and his son, newcomer Kit Connor, to save Christmas. Writer and director Christopher Smith is best known for his horror films and Get Santa definitely does not fall into the same category!

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Jude Law plays an unemployed sailor hired to find a sunken Nazi treasure in this maritime adventure film. Whilst his Aberdeen accent has come in for criticism, female fans of Mr. Law will be licking their lips over his new bulked up look. Expect greed, paranoia and claustrophobia of a nautical nature.

the hobbit

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This Christmas the Hobbit trilogy reaches its thrilling conclusion. With Middle Earth on the cusp of all-out war, Benedict Cumberbatch returns to lend his voice – and breathe some fire – as Smaug, but there is an even bigger threat on the horizon as Sauron, also voiced by Cumberbatch, launches an attack on the Lonely Mountain. Director Peter Jackson’s budget is bigger than ever at a staggering $250 million. With such an enormous budget we can expect epic battles and stunning special effects as Jackson pulls out all the stops to give the Hobbit series a fitting finale.


Books

Words: Jessica Beasley

Winter Falls (Twin Willows Trilogy)

by Nichole Maggi. out 1st

jan 2015. Aleissia Jacobs is like every 16-year-old, desperate to get out of her small town of Maine and find a sense of freedom. When a new family move to town, their alluring son Jonah provides a welcome distraction. Little does Aleissia know, however, that her life is about to take a dramatic turn as she discovers that she - and her dreary town – are part of an ancient mythology. The worlds of the mundane and the mystical are about to collide, but can either world survive the contempt of the other? – and will Aleissia and Jonah’s relationship endure the brutal war of man and beast?

The Strange Library By Haruki Murakami.

out 2nd dec. Just in time for Christmas, Murakami has brought us a deliciously creepy childhood tale that will settle itself beneath your skin and chill your spine. The Strange Library chronicles the story of a young boy who finds himself caught in a mysterious underworld. The

“reading room” in which he finds himself captive is located in a maze beneath the library. The boy finds himself drawn into a disturbing world of characters: a “sheep man”, a woman who can communicate using only her hands and a man with a worrying taste for the brains of little boys. Written in Murakami’s distinctive experimental style, The Strange Library is the kind of book that you must let flow through you like water, before letting it harden and crystallise. Only then will you be able to appreciate the gravity of its truth. As captivating and enigmatic as its author, The Strange Room shows why Haruki Murakami remains one of the world’s greatest authors.

The Snow Angel

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4th dec. A cross-generational story of forbidden love. The curtain lifts to reveal the glitz and glamour of 1960s high society. Debutante Cressidia Felbridge is set to marry a “suitable” gentleman. But when her father suggests she be painted as a celebration of her engagement, she meets the captivating painter Raphael and her idea of love is changed forever. After discovering that Raphael is married, Cressidia finds herself drawn into an increasingly

hysterical love-triangle. Fast forward over 50 years and we meet Emily Conway. Recovering from a devastating car-crash, Emily discovers that she has been bequeathed a country house by a woman she has never met. This revelation is just the tip of the ice-berg and Emily goes on to discover family secrets that will change everything she believed about herself and her past.

We Should Hang Out Sometime:

Embarrassingly, a true story. by Josh Dundquist. out 29th jan 2015. Part autobiography, part experiment, Josh Dunquist finds himself still single at the age of 25 and embarks on a mission to find out why. His only relationship experience is limited to his eighth-grade girlfriend, who dumped him less than 24 hours into their romance. So Josh decides to take a step back in time and track down every girl he’s ever tried to date to find out an uncomfortable truth: just what’s wrong with him? They say there’s no science to love, but Josh’s semi-empirical approach says otherwise. Josh’s quirky, endlessly funny and often touching approach to his troubled love life will be familiar to anyone who has ever heard - or said - those dreaded words: “we should hang out sometime.” Stu-Mag | 23


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gift guide

Stuck for ideas on what to buy your friends and housemates on a student budget? Let us inspire you… Words: Megan Wright

Selfie Stick £6.95

Hope Jewellery: Charm Bangle £5.99

Taking selfies (admit it, we all take them) has become easier with the introduction of the selfie stick. No longer is there any need for five second timers, this 100cm stick allows you to fix your smartphone at a distance and take the perfect selfie. It’s also great for group shots! Available at Red5 Gadget Shop, Meadowhall.

HOPE jewellery and cosmetics are a local Sheffield company. All of their products are handmade by survivors of human trafficking and abuse, and all of the profits go back into the project to help them start their own businesses or go into other ventures. Each bangle is unique and a range of colours and charms are available. Products available in Our Sheffield (University of Sheffield Students’ Union), or A New Shop, (25 Division Street).

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Artist Pete McKee grew up on a Sheffield council estate in the 1960’s and 70’s. His life in Sheffield has inspired many of his prints, which depict a range of places and people in the city. Prints, bags and phone cases are available online at www. petemckee.com. You can also visit Pete’s own gallery in Sheffield, called ‘A Month of Sundays’. It is located at 365 Sharrow Vale Road and you can buy his art in person here. Entry into the gallery is free. 26 | Stu-Mag


PJ Taste Food Hamper Prices from £23.95 PJ Taste, a Sheffield based caterers that use local products, have a variety of food hampers for sale that would make perfect Christmas gifts. Examples of items in the hampers include Henderson’s, Yorkshire Crisps, Kelham Island beers and Sheffield Honey. Available for collection at PJ Taste’s café on Glossop Road, see www.pjtaste.co.uk for more information.

Henderson’s Relish: Special Edition £2.99 Special edition labels in Sheffield Utd and Sheffield Wednesday colours are available online or at the respective football club’s merchandise shop. A perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves football and Hendo’s.

Sheffield Hallam engraved Parker pen £19.99 If you’re looking to buy someone something professional for Christmas, this Hallam engraved Parker pen is just right. The pen is stainless steel, writes in blue ink and is wrapped in the classic Parker’s box. Available online at https://www.shu.ac.uk/gift-shop/index. php?p=product&ProductId=93 or visit the shop in POD 4, Sheffield Hallam Union.

Ted Baker ‘Well Noted’ A6 Notebook £15.00

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Whether you’re a student or not, everyone needs a good notebook or diary to keep organised. This sophisticated, 192-page embossed notebook also comes with a stainless steel pen for those of us who can never seem to find one at the bottom of our bags. Available at John Lewis, Barkers Pool, City Centre.

If someone you know is a massive theatre fan, a voucher would be a great idea for a present. Brilliantly, they can be redeemed against performances at the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Studio Theatres, so there is plenty to pick from! Available online or at the Crucible Box Office.

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Buying on a budget Dreading hitting the shops to hunt for bargain gifts? We’ve done the leg-work for you – read on for our top tips to shopping on a student budget…

Words: L ucy Barnes

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There are the obvious places we know we can flock to get our extra ten per cent free, such as Topshop or ASOS, but you’d be surprised at the vast amount of high-street and online outlets who sympathise with student pockets around this time of year. Places ranging from Accessorize to Apple offer year-long discounts with valid NUS or student cards. The Student Room has a handy list of all places which will be able to lend you a helping hand financially this Christmas. Apps such as Amazon Discount Finder are also useful for sniffing out those discounts hiding somewhere beneath the surface of online shopping. Advertised special offers or deals are often there to distract from the real steals!

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Arranged gift-swapping traditions like Secret Santa are a terrific way to keep everyone happy in halls and student houses. Everyone gets a gift, and everyone’s kept happy by the surprise element of ‘who got who’ as opposed to the superficial ‘who got what’. Just remember to set a budget everyone is happy with – you don’t want some people to feel undervalued just because their ‘giftee’ couldn’t afford the quality of presents that others could. More often than not it’s the case that the lower the budget; the more fun the game!

If you’re a present snob – cover your ears: Recycling and handcrafting presents is completely fine and acceptable. If you have an unwanted gift still lying unopened from last year and you know someone who will appreciate it more, then ignore your tight pocketed guilt and just give it to them. You don’t have to pass money through a shoptill to make a present thoughtful – that is all up to you. Likewise, a hand-picked mixtape will be much more appreciated and personal than any Top 20 full-priced compilation CD, and make much more memorable gifts.

Choose gift recipients wisely There’s nothing worse than splashing out on a gift for someone who then doesn’t return the favour. Cut out the embarrassment and wasted cash by making a strict list of close family and friends who you know would never leave you on the by-lines of their Xmas priorities. If this backfires and you end up on the opposite side of the snubbing - don’t worry! You’re a student, they will understand that you can’t attend to everyone’s gift needs.

Don’t leave everything to the last minute We’ve all heard of the clichéd mad-rush to the petrol station on Christmas Eve, but it doesn’t always have to be this drastic. Prices will go up in most highstreet shops so it’s up to you to beat them to it. By doing this you’ll also save yourself the stress of having to wave goodbye to your weekly allowance all at once, spread out gift buying across the month and you’ll hardly notice the dent being made.

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“I will probably be going back home, it’s always nice to see the folks, have the home comforts and get spoilt.”

octavia, 21, NURSING

“I will be going back home. I love going back at Christmas, I miss home the most at Christmas. But I don’t think the dreary weather really helps.”

jess, 20, ART

Best place to eat in Sheffield?

“Without a shadow of a doubt Bungalows and Bears. They do the best burgers I have ever tasted! Really good atmosphere as well, cool kind of student place.”

“As a student I might be a bit biased, but I love The Graduate; great student environment reasonably priced drinks and the food isn’t half bad.”

mark, 22, engineering

luke, 21, experimental physics

What’s on your Christmas list this year?

“What I really want is a go-cam. I go to a lot of festivals so this would be perfect for getting those memories on record.”

“Clothes, clothes, clothes. What more can a girl ask for? Maybe some shoes as well actually.”

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Have you tried Chikoo’s yet? Words: Jessica Fogarty

Now established for more than two years, father and son owners Zeb and Naz Mir have developed their own ‘secret recipes’ to add to the already popular menu. “We trialled some peri-peri dishes with our loyal customers and they loved them” said Naz. “They’re now a permanent addition to the menu.” Choose from peri-peri burgers, pittas, wings, lamb chops or grilled combo meals. “They’re a healthy option too” adds Naz. “Choose from a quarter, half or full chicken freshly prepared and flame-grilled to peri-peri perfection. “The peri-peri lamb chops are proving to be a best-seller – an unusual combination but the balance of flavours work so well together – noone can’t resist giving them a try. They’re rich is herbs and spices.” The menu also features a favourite Masala Fish dish served with salad, plus a choice of Chikoo’s pizzas including a new ‘double pizza’. “If you’re hungry, you’ve got to try our special double pizza” says Naz.

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“Available with any topping of your choice, it’s guaranteed to wow. “Our sauces are what we’re known for too – we have our own creations including ‘perinaise’ – a combination of peri-peri sauce and mayonnaise. Every third customers asks about the sauce. “We don’t buy any sauces in – we make them all from scratch, even the garlic mayonnaise and lemon mayonnaise – ‘lemonaise’. Chikoo’s has been recently refurbished and boasts a contemporary seating area to eat-in, or take it away with you. A delivery service is now available within a five mile radius (free within three miles). Chikoo’s 209 London Road Sheffield 0114 327 1707 www.chikoos.co.uk Open Monday to Saturday 12pm-11pm Sunday 3pm-7pm.


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Sheffield street fashion

student mag style expert, lucy barnes, hit the streets of sheffield to see what trends the stylish students are sporting. from tartan prints to head-to-toe monochrome - these winter wardrobes are bang on trend. Words: Lucy Barnes

NAME: JED AGE: 20 STUDYING: ENGLISH

NAME: JAS Age: 23 Studying: SPEECH THERAPY

English student Jed goes for an all-black outfit, layering up with a casual denim jacket and grey patterned Nike Roche Runs for a distinctive mix of vintage and modern elements. His large rimmed glasses and chunky headphones add stylish and individual accents to his everyday basics.

Monochrome is the perfect way to dip your toes into patterned trends this season. Jas’ tailored hounds tooth print trousers are the perfect fusion of classic and statement - a staple addition to any wardrobe. Teamed up with black suede boots, a black box satchel and a fur lined leather jacket adds a noticeable edge and glamour without overwhelming the focus of her outfit.

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NAME: MELODY AGE: 19 STUDYING: PSYCHOLOGY NAME: ROMY AGE: 20 STUDYING: ENGLISH

Tailored coats and oversized scarves are a perfect way Crochet is the hottest to make any outfit way to work 70s kitsch stand out this winter. this season. This ASOS Melody sticks to a patchwork shift-dress is neutral colour pallet, the ideal ditsy number, matching her taupe creating a subtle yet scarf with a simple stylish clash when blue-grey sidelayered over a masculine bag. Her platform white shirt. Romy teams Chelsea boots add a colour-block dress a contemporary with black patent shoe twist to an otherwise boots, long black blazer timeless outfit. and purple lipstick to add her own separate character to the gothic look.


NAME: CHARLOTTE AGE: 21 STUDYING: ENGLISH

NAME: SOPHIE AGE: 18 STUDYING: GERMAN

Linguist Sophie takes her When it comes to own twist on pastels, no one is more the coloured dedicated to the cause accessory trend than Charlotte! Right with these from her retro hairadorable fox style to her Doc Martin emblem mittens. T-bars, baby pink and She keeps the floral patterns - matched rest of her outfit perfectly throughout. simple yet smart, Curved 1950s wayfarers wearing a black and quirky rabbit-print fur-hooded swing tights tie up this arty coat and patent school-girl look with heeled ankle amazing attention to boots. These detail. cutesy details result in a truly fairy-tale winter look.

NAME: JOSEPHINE AGE: 20 STUDYING: ENGLISH Sheepskin coats are a fantastic alternative to more basic materials this Autumn and Winter. Student Josephine uses hers for a casual roundand-about university look with matching fur-lined boots, grey tights and vibrant knitted jumper. Her offlength paisley skirt and overhanging sleeves add a hint of grunge to the look without being too excessive.

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NAME: JESS AGE: 20 STUDYING: ENGLISH The crop-top and midi-skirt combo was a high-street favourite this summer, and here Jess adapts this trend to fit all of her winter needs. Her pleated tartan skirt from COW is one-of-a-kind and matched expertly with navy stockings and brown brogues. Hooped-earrings, a headscarf and crop-top accentuate the more dated items while keeping the winter colours a constant.

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Sistachic Words : J essica F ogarty

Long-lasting, luxury locks

Fed up of back-combing and using clip-in extensions to give your hair va-va-voom? If you’re looking for a natural looking volume boost, then visit Sistachic for the best in long-lasting, nondamaging weaves. The Handsworth based salon opened its doors in spring this year and the demand has continued to grow. “We’re almost fully booked until 2015” business founder Kim told us. She and her sister Robyn run the salon together, alongside CLAWS @ Sistachic by Meg Taylor and LVL lashes by Amour Beaute. “Initially we just learnt to weave so we could fit the extensions on each other” Kim told us. “But when friends and family saw the finished product, they all wanted to try it too. “We got so busy we gave up our full-time jobs and found a premises.” Sistachic offers free in-salon consultations for anyone wanting to find out more. Kim told us: “We’ll show you exactly how the bonds and weaves are fitted, the colour matching process and talk you through maintenance. “We use our own specialist method of weaving which is unique to us. We don’t use plaits or glues to apply to the hair – just a simple yet effective method of application that is secure, comfortable and easily maintained.” Sistachic use only the finest 100 per cent human Virgin Remy hair weaves to give lovely thick, full and natural appearance that will last in your hair for months. There’s a variety of weave colours to choose from – you have the choice of a full head colour to perfectly match your current shade, or add in highlights, an ombre finish or a brave shade of red, pink, purple or even blue. The fitting process takes around one hour 30 minutes, then all you need is a maintenance check every six to eight weeks to tighten the bonds to

prevent the natural hair from knotting at the root area. If you need any repairs, just call in to the salon – no appointment necessary – and Robyn and Kim will fix for free. Weave prices start from £190 for 14 inches. Maintenance checks cost £35 and removal is £30. If you want to get your beauty fix while at the salon, visit CLAWS @ Sistachic who can create beautiful and unique nail enhancements, whilst always ensuring your natural nails stay healthy. Treatment prices start from £13. Amour Beaute, also located in the salon, offer LVL lashes with immediate results. They’re a more cost effective and lower maintenance alternative to eyelash extensions – lasting up to six weeks for £45. For a limited time over the festive season and New Year, Sistachic also have an in-salon make-up artist offering MAC application. Whether it’s a treat for yourself or someone special this Christmas, book in now for your hair and beauty fix. Gift vouchers are also available. Sistachic 325A Handsworth Road Sheffield S13 9BP www.sistachic.co.uk Sistachichairextensionsandbeauty@aol.com Kim 07713 151 277 // Robyn 07545 968 881 Mon 9.45am-5pm, Tue 9.45am-7.45pm, Wed 9.45am-5pm, Thu 12pm-7.45pm, Fri 9.45am-1pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun closed. Amour Beaute: Katriona 07581030533 / Beth 07446165661 (Mondays and Saturdays) CLAWS @ Sistachic: Meg 07896125570 Stu-Mag | 43


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We all like to relax over Christmas and indulge in chocolate and lavish roast dinners. It’s great to have a break to treat yourself, but it’s also tempting to gorge in excess and become a couch potato during the cold month of December. Here’s a simple workout guide that shows you exercising over Christmas doesn’t have to be boring or tiresome. You don’t even have to quit those festive treats!

Mak e the most o f b eing around youn g family members If you have a younger sibling, cousin, or even a little niece or nephew coming to stay over the Christmas period, make the most of running around after them! It seems obvious, but offering to watch them for a few hours is likely to have you breaking out into a sweat. If they receive a scooter, bicycle, skateboard, or even a Nintendo Wii for Christmas, join in on the fun too. You could even make a family competition out of it – everyone would like to see their granddads trying to ski on a Wii Fit board, right?

D o yo u r C h r istm as s h o p p i ng t h e t rad i t i o nal way Ditch the online shopping and head out into town; not only can you soak up the festive atmosphere, but carrying all those presents will give you a workout without you even thinking about it.

Kee p da n cin g Christmas is the best time of year for parties, and that means plenty of dancing. Anything that keeps you active over Christmas is great, and dancing combines a fun aspect too.

Ex e r cise i n f ro nt of the T V Who said watching all the best Christmas television has to be done from the comforts of the sofa? We all enjoy the communal feeling of Christmas and being with our family and friends, and exercise doesn’t have to be something you do alone in your room or at the gym. If you have weights or an exercise ball, take them into the living room and do a gentle workout. Even if you don’t have any equipment, sit ups and crunches are an easy exercise to do wherever you are. The background noise of the TV will keep you distracted too – you’ll lose count of all those reps you’re doing!

Go for a long walk wi t h yo u r f r ie nd s o r fami ly It’s all too tempting to descend on the sofa after your Christmas dinner and reach for the nearest box of chocolates. It’s fine to do that – but why not go for a walk first? Round up your family or friends, put on your winter woollies and head out. A walk acts as a revitalising break away from the house and gives you the chance to grab some fresh air. You could incorporate a scenic route into your stroll – who knows, it might even snow! The Ramblers’ Association has a nationwide programme of over 300 walks between Boxing Day and January 3rd that you could check out. If you’re up for it you could go for a quick run, even for fifteen minutes. It might seem like a bad idea initially if it’s freezing, but you will soon warm up and it will immediately improve your mood. Whether it’s a walk or run, a trip outdoors will help you beat the bloat and you can indulge in pudding with a guilt-free conscience. 46 | Stu-Mag


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Gaming

Games reviewed by the student mag’s resident web designer Gary Thirtle.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

This War of Mine

8/10

9/ 10 Available on: PC, PS4, PS Vita

Available on PC

Being an avid Binding of Isaac fan, and having played the original game far longer than any human being ever should to keep his or her sanity, I was initially skeptical of this release. Why in the world would I pay £10 for a game that I already owned? Yet within the first hour of playing, I was completely hooked, unable to break from the screen in my conquest to discover as many new items as I could.

Having been a fan of survival-sandbox games even before they became an official genre, I have always fancied the idea of a post-apocalyptic hardcore survival game where decisions mattered. I often found myself looking towards The Walking Dead as a fix, since it gave me at least half of what I was craving, and even in games like Project Zomboid and State of Decay I found they were lacking everything I was looking for.

My only complaint is that of the larger rooms. Although it’s a great concept, it was not exercised in the way I had hoped. The overhead view moves along with Isaac’s every turn, making enemies hard to hide and creating a nauseating feeling. This could easily be patched, but as it is, the larger rooms are something I dread solely because of the headache I always seem to get while clearing them. Apart from the room issue, there are also a couple graphical and audio issues that make the game ever so slightly frustrating.

TWoM, however, gives me what I wanted and more. While it is not in fact post-apocalyptic, it is a game which pioneers in a whole new theme: War. In my experience as a gamer, I have only ever stumbled upon survival games which either take place in the untamed wilderness, the ruins of a world ravaged by zombies, or as far back as the middle ages to the unknown future ahead of us.

So here’s what I’ve got out of my hours of gameplay accumulated: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an extremely satisfying re-imagining of the previous game. It’s got more than enough to keep an old player interested, and will absolutely entice new players looking for a rouge-like adventure that’s actually fun to die in. It’s a cleaner, more balanced version of the original, with enough to set it apart as its own game without completely abandoning the level of fun that made the first so great. It’s more balanced, more bizarre, and ultimately a rewarding purchase that I recommend with full support 9/10.

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TWoM does a very good job at throwing your emotions into the mix, often pitting you against your own morals to make ends meet (it sure as hell did for me). In fact, my paranoia drove me to murder two innocent families, both of which included at least one elderly person in poor health that begged I let them go, to fetch supplies I thought I desperately needed (but in the end found out were unnecessary for my survival). That brings up another point: Unlike all other survival games I have played, there is an actual end-game goal to TWoM: You can survive the war. But it’s not all that peachy, as the epilogue will find a way to make you feel just as bad for your characters as you did before (often sad stories of their lives following the war) and giving you a sometimes painful recap of what decisions you’ve made, negative or positive.


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With the Christmas list app it sure makes buying presents a whole lot easier. If you’re one of those people who likes to put thought and care into buying presents, this is the app for you. The app allows you to set budgets, sync with your email, and track presents. It even lets you set a password, so you can stop that younger sibling from spoiling the surprise.

Some people are just impossible to buy gifts for and sometimes you just don’t have a clue what to get someone. The app has access to over 2,000 merchants and helps suggest gifts you might not find otherwise. It poses several questions to you about the recipient and then suggests a gift, also allowing you to save gifts so you know what you have or haven’t got.

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Soco cupcakes

Tip: Try using honey JD in your chocwhiskey cupcakes for a sweeter fix.

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One of the best things about the Christmas period is being allowed to get merry and having some tasty desserts. Alcohol cupcakes are probably the best combination of the two you will find. Suprise your family with these unusual but brilliant boozy recipes, or bake a batch as a cute Christmas gift. From mulled wine to chocolate whiskey cupcakes, we’ve got the sweets covered. Just hover over the QR codes to find the recipes.

Mulled wine

Boozy Buns

Get your festive bake on! Words: Edward Wade

Tipsy Fruit Yule Log Similar to the traditional Christmas Yule log with a few added improvements. Instead of a classic chocolate Swiss role centre, this recipe combines the best parts of the classic Christmas pudding‌ fruit and brandy. Prepare this Yule log like you would any other, except soak the dried fruits in brandy the night before. Create the Swiss roll as you would any other, then simply add the brandied fruits to the cream mixture, spread it out evenly and then roll up. Finish off like you would any other, sprinkling icing sugar to give that seasonal effect. For the full recipe see http://allrecipes.co.uk/ recipe/8824/tipsy-fruity-yule-log.aspx or scan the QR code above.

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YO! Sushi: Students, fancy 25% off your food? Words: Jessica Fogarty

Student Mag visit YO! Sushi Meadowhall, where students get discounted dining all year round… We perch on a bar stool and begin to drool over the dishes that trundle around the conveyor belt. You may be under the impression that YO! Sushi only serves up raw fish, given the restaurant name, but the Japanese inspired menu actually offers more than 80 dishes including hot classics, sashimi, tempura, salads, hand rolls and desserts. So whether you love meat, fish or vegetables, don’t panic, you’re catered for. The dishes sit under clear plastic domes on coloured plates. The six coloured plates represent the prices of the dishes – ranging from £1.90 to £5. We love the simple concept, just sit, take, eat and pay – the empties are counted at the end of the meal for the bill. We take a Miso Soup and some Edamame beans as appetisers while we browse the menu. The 54 | Stu-Mag

soup is a soy bean broth with seaweed, tofu and spring onion. We’re happy to hear refills are unlimited for no extra cost. The soy beans are seasoned in Cornish sea salt – just squeeze, suck then discard the pod. It’s a flavoursome start. Peek over the conveyor belt and you’ll see the team of chefs preparing the dishes – mostly sushi and side dishes circulate the restaurant on the conveyor belt so if there’s something specific that catches your eye on the menu then press a button and a waiter will come take your order. There’s also a button for unlimited still water and another for sparkling water. We’re impressed with the modcons. New dishes to the menu include: Oishii Buns – soft white rolls filled with your choice of filling – Hoisin Duck, Spicy Beef, Kimchee Salmon or Mushroom; plus a new selection of sashimi dishes – slices of premium raw fish and Takoyaki – battered octopus balls. I press my buzzer and opt for one of each. In around five minutes my Tuna Tataki and Ponzu Sashimi arrives – five slices of peppered seared Yellowfin tuna with chilli daikon and crispy shallots. Heavenly. A few minutes later my octopus balls and duck roll arrive together – I don’t know where to start. The battered octopus balls are seasoned with mayonnaise, red ginger, bonito flakes, aonori (Seaweed powder) and fruity katsu sauce. I decide these are an acquired taste yet I still manage to polish them off. I saved the best while last. Filled with shredder roast duck and topped with hoisin sauce, spring

onions coriander and white sesame seeds – the Oishii Bun is my overall favourite. Room for dessert? We recommend you try the Banana and Chocolate Harumaki – a banana filled spring roll with a side strawberry and chocolate sauce. Naughty but nice. The Meadowhall restaurant has a relaxed, informal atmosphere and the friendly and knowledgeable team give diners a warm welcome. We’ll be back again soon! Simply sign up to the free Yo! Sushi club online and get a whopping 25% off every time you tuck-in. (You’ll need your NUS/UCAS student card). Visit www.yosushi.com/students. Yo! Sushi, Upper High Street, Near House of Fraser, Meadowhall, Sheffield 0114 218 97 22


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TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS T h e St u de n t g uid e to co o k i n g C h r istmas dinner… Wor d s: Luc y Ba r nes

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t’ s f inally time! You’ ve had your tinsel up a month too early, exchanged your budget gifts an d eaten all your adven t calendar ch ocol ates in a h ung-ove r stupor. Th er e’ s only one th in g left to do, an d t h at’s at tempt to actually cook, lik e a real adult, a C h ristmas Di nner. Here a re five simple steps to get you on you r way...

Use more than one kitchen There’s no chance of food for 12 people fitting into an oven meant for 4. If you’re in halls and cooking for more people than your facilities cater for, then ask around friends from other flats if they’ll mind you sticking a dish or two into theirs. You could even do a joint dinner and share cooking responsibilities by agreeing on who will bring what. The most important thing with this is knowing exactly what is where and what needs to come out at what time, but don’t panic! Don’t lose your head and you won’t lose the turkey.

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Budget

Don’t be over-ambitious

Your student Christmas dinner probably isn’t going to bare much resemblance to the one your family has spent years perfecting, so don’t resign yourself to shopping in the same places that you usually would. So long as you shop around for the best deals and make sure everyone agrees to put-to, you won’t go wrong. If you and your friends aren’t the most domestic group, then there are plenty of cheap pubs like Wetherspoons, The Cavendish and Nottingham House with its infamous ‘Christmas dinner pie’ – all available for your no-fuss alternative without breaking the bank. Just remember to book in advance!

Unless you’re willing to do a practice run before the real thing, stick to shop-bought for all trimmings. Though they may seem like nice touches at the time, festive extras like pigs in blankets, homemade cranberry sauce and huge turkeys will only be a pain when it comes to cooking and cleaning up, and even more of a pain to get rid of any excess. The last thing you want is a sink full of charred pans and a fridge full of turkey that won’t get eaten.

Prepare in advance If you’re confined to one kitchen, then make small tactical preparations like peeling vegetables and potatoes the night before, making sure the turkey is ready go in FIRST, and cooking non-meat essentials early then reheating them nearer the time.

All hands on deck Even if you can’t lend any cooking expertise to the occasion, this doesn’t mean you should just take a back seat and let everyone else take the reins – there’s plenty of parsnip chopping, sprout peeling, potato mashing and gravy making to keep everyone busy. By chipping-in and helping with the preparation you’ll be able to take some credit for happy tummies, and most importantly, your food will be cooked quicker!


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Bank Street Arts Words : J essica B easley

Bank Street Arts is fast-becoming the artistic hub of Sheffield – a place where creatives, artists, writers and dreamers all gather. Its vast ceilings, echoing corridors and extraordinary exhibitions practically throb with creativity and are sure to entice some inspiration out of you. Bank Street Writers was founded in 2012 with a vision of becoming something great and nearly three years on they are still continuing to grow as writers and as a group. It was originally aimed at those too old for young writer's groups, but too young for "Mum's book group" – but they welcome all age groups and pride themselves in the diversity of their members. Brilliantly bright, friendly, fun, informal and yet informative, Bank Street Writers is perfect for writers regardless of where they are on their writing journey. Whether you've never put pen to paper before or are a published writer, you are bound to find a home at Bank Street. Writing sessions are typically structured around a series of writing exercises run by one of the members – covering everything from plot-writing to flash fiction and poetry. The second half of the meeting involves giving detailed feedback on a writing submission that has been circulated via email beforehand. A welcoming cup of tea, a mountain of biscuits and a good old natter are also part of their easy-going ethos. Bank Street Arts is also the new home of Writing 58 | Stu-Mag

Yorkshire and they have recently launched a cosy writing studio, full of squashy sofas, brilliant writing resources and an endless supply of tea and coffee. So whether you're a script-writer that spends their lunch breaks imagining staging set-ups, a novelist who thinks you're carrying the next big thing around in your head, or if you simply want to have fun trying out different writing styles, Bank Street Writers will provide you with a friendly, motivating and encouraging environment of likeminded people. The next meeting is Thursday 11th December and every alternate Thursday thereafter. If you think Bank Street Writers sounds like just the thing you've been looking for, contact them on writingbankstreet@gmail.com.


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WE’RE LOVING IT Sheffield Univeristy student creates burger for McDonald’s menu Words : J essica F ogarty

A burger designed by University of Sheffield student Luke Watson is to go on sale across 1,200 UK McDonald’s restaurants after it won over the judging panel in a national competition. Luke’s Big Spicy Bacon Burger was one of five winning creations from McDonald’s My Burger competition, which challenged food-lovers to create a customised burger using a beef patty combined with a choice of more than 80 ingredients. The 11 most popular burgers were tasted by an expert judging panel, which included England rugby legend and Celebrity MasterChef winner Phil Vickery, and Mark Hawthorne, managing director of McDonald’s UK.

STUDENTS TOP ATTRACTION FOR CRIMBO CRIME Words : J essica F ogarty

Student halls of residence, student houses and students generally can be a top attraction for would-be burglars or thieves – especially around the festive period. And it’s easy to see why. Students own more expensive

consumer goods per head than the rest of the population. They have laptops, mobile phones, i-pods, televisions and often walk around with some of this electronic gadgetry making their way to and from the library and university campus.

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By taking a few simple precautions, you can help to make sure you don't become a victim. It only takes minimal effort but can save you maximum inconvenience, cash and even injury. It’s all about common sense. • Many burglaries happen when a door or window has been left open – shut doors and windows before you go out and keep valuables out of sight and if possible away from these entry points. • In a private home or flat, lock up whenever you go out, with deadbolts if you have them. Look at installing a burglar alarm. • In a hall of residence, be careful who you let in or who follows

you into the building - lock your bedroom door even if you are only going down the corridor. Only give keys to those living in the accommodation. • Invest in a fireproof safe in which you can store priceless papers and documents. • Robbers are after an easy target – walk in groups at night, travel by taxi or stay over with friends, your safety is worth more than the cab fare home! • If you love it, log it is the message we are sending out to students. Visit www.immobilise. com to log your valuables and increase your chances of getting items back if they are stolen. • Protect yourself with insurance – keep lists of the make, model and serial numbers of your electronic items to help police track them down. • Mark your property with the initials of your university and your student ID number - this makes it harder for a burglar to sell stolen goods and can help the police to return items to you. Stu-Mag | 61


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Focus on Fees Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has recently been pleading with voters to ignore his party’s disastrous U-turn on tuition fees after the last general election. He has been on the offensive, claiming that all the other parties have been dealing in fear and blame while the Lib Dems were the party of the ‘head and the heart’. It had looked bright for them heading into the last election in 2010. Clegg performed admirably in the media and in debates and was starting to look like a real alternative to the domination of the other two parties. Unfortunately this promise didn’t translate into success on polling day, as they picked up just 23% of the vote, which actually equated to a loss of 5 seats. In an attempt to perform better next year they have encouraged voters to concentrate on their successes, such as the pursuit of LGBT rights, rather than their failures.

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Students will graduate with an average debt of £44,035 according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies

73% of those students will not repay that debt in full.

As of September 2014 the maximum grant that can be awarded is £3,387 per year

So I ventured out into the wind and rain to loiter near the universities and find out what some of the local student population really thought of Sheffield’s not-so-favourite son, and if they might be prepared to overlook the tuition fees controversy. Mature student Simon Oldfield, in his third-year of a degree in The Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam, said: “What did he have to lose by at least publicly standing ground? Right now he’ll openly criticise the Conservatives because they’re trying to win the next election- a little bit of that criticism up front might have won him the support of the people. The fees are relatable to what you earn. It wasn’t a good enough reason not to go forward and study. But it wasn’t responsible of the Liberal Democrats to ever make the claim that fees could be abolished, as we were going through the economic crisis.

There isn’t enough money in the budget of Student Finance England because of the amount of people that have turned to education because of the recession.” Nick Mason, a part-time IT student at Sheffield Uni, was equally scathing: “When the Liberal Democrats promised to scrap tuition fees they pretty much won me over. I feel the U-turn they made was something I couldn’t ignore as it was my reason for voting Lib Dem. “Due to the increase in tuition fees my university is scrapping part time courses as numbers of people enrolling have dwindled because they can’t afford it. I am very lucky to have enrolled when I did otherwise the opportunity for me to study would simply not be there. “I would be weary about voting for a party who promised to scrap tuition fees in the future. In some ways it has put me off voting completely. I don’t feel


or they are written off after 30 years

More than half of universities in England and Wales charge the maximum £9000 per year for home students some however, charge just £6000.

any hometown allegiance to Nick Clegg- it was his ‘promises’ that won me over initially.” Medhia Afzal and Jessye Sadler, both 19 year-old biomedical science students at Sheffield Uni, said of the fees: “It doesn’t really affect us at the moment because we can still get loans and stuff. I think we’ll feel it when we’re older. It’s a bit unrealistic to say no fees at all.” With regards to Clegg’s recent pleas, they added: “It’s hard to ignore something when it’s the biggest thing that affected us.” It wasn’t a clean slate of criticism however. Ben Talkowski, 27, a second-year Games Software Development student at Sheffield Hallam, said: “I feel tuition fees are part and parcel of a quality education, and when you do the maths the deal is not as bad as it seems. I actually decided to go to University after seeing the proposed tuition fee changes. It was refreshing to see a political

Loan repayments only begin once the graduate is earning over £21,000

party hold their hands up and admit a mistake instead of trying to blame other parties.” Of course the students’ views cannot claim to be representative of opinions as a whole. They are just a snapshot. But they are a random snapshot - and that makes them worth listening to. A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said in response: “The Liberal Democrats recognise that we couldn't deliver our policy on tuition fees - and Nick has apologised for this. The truth is both Labour and the Conservatives supported higher fees. As we did not win the General Election, we were unable to carry out our promise without the backing from either of the two other parties. “Although that's no excuse, we are proud that we made sure the system was as fair as possible. No student pays up front and they only pay back once they're earning over £21,000. “And we're already seeing positive results, with more

young people going to university and more of them from disadvantaged backgrounds thanks to the safeguards we put in place.” Fine sentiment but the reality is that Clegg (perhaps unfairly) took a lot of flack for changing his stance. I say perhaps unfairly because you have to wonder just how much influence the smaller half of a coalition really has. They are swamped by the Conservatives, and have now even fallen behind the Greens in opinion polls. They seem to have lost their identity. The general message of the Lib Dem conference last month seemed to be: “Remember us? We’re still here!” Maybe the main issue facing them though could be that voters will actually remember too well. Words : A DA M PIGOTT

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Mrs X

“Hold onto me,” Drake yelled as he started driving and the engine roared. “What?” I shouted, but before I had a chance to say anything I was thrown back into my seat with a powerful push. I scrambled around on the seat and tried to recompose myself. Drake threw his head back, laughing deeply. “You make me laugh, Gisele.” He motioned for me to come to him, and so, holding on for dear life, the wind whipping my hair all over the place, I slowly crawled across the boat that was breaking through the water at an alarming speed. Drake grabbed my wrist with his strong hands and pulled me onto his lap. He wrapped his arms around me, and carried on driving. “Now sit back and enjoy,” he whispered in my ear. Knowing I was now safe, I allowed myself to lean back against his warm chest and close my eyes, letting the wind blow my hair into a crazy dance. I embraced the feeling of freedom I felt on this boat and with Drake, who – despite being a total stranger – I felt as though I had known him my whole life. The sea sprayed a mist of cool water on my face and I finally opened my eyes, allowing myself to take in the peaceful surroundings, letting the hum of the boat relax me. Twenty minutes later Drake eventually slowed the boat to a stop. I looked around the stunning scenery that lay before me. I still couldn’t believe he had all this on his doorstep. I had met some rich men in my time but this was something else. A warm afternoon sun shone down on us both and I closed my eyes again, tilted my head to the sun. This just felt right. He kissed the top of my head, “This feels

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right,” he murmured, echoing my thoughts. I turned round to kiss him on the lips, a long, slow kiss. “It does,” I agreed. I smiled up at him and took in his beauty. He really was a stunning man, quite how someone could look so perfect I don’t know. How is so taken with me? What does he see? My job was to exude confidence around men, make them think I was self-assured and in love with myself, but the reality was very different. “Shall we go back to my place?” he asked. I nod and nestled back into his chest, closing my eyes as he switched on the engine and returned us safely back to his private beach. After helping me off the boat, I waited as he hauled it back inside his garage. “Come on, I want to show you my house,” he panted, ten minutes later, with sweat glistening on his forehead, he put his arm out for me to take grinning from ear to ear. I ran to grab it and he snaked his arm around my waist, making sure he was as close as he could possibly get to me. I was so engrossed in Drake, so taken by his warmth and affection that I didn’t notice the collection of black Maserati’s that had built up in his drive, didn’t feel the eerie silence that had descended. What I did notice was that Drake’s entire body tensed as soon as his gaze landed on his driveway. He immediately pulled away from me and started walking towards the cars. He ran his hands through his hair and down his face, his body visibly sagging. He turned and walked back towards me, his expression grim. “Gisele,” he began, “I need to tell you something.”


DRUGS Stay safe at Christmas!

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ith Christmas only round the corner, the party season will be coming into full swing. And what normally comes with parties is drugs. There is no doubt that there will be lots of knocking back beer bottles and drunken kisses under the mistletoe. Sometimes over the seasonal period, however, people can try and party too hard and ‘legal highs’ definitely come into this category. ‘Legal highs’ that are genuinely legal contain one or more chemical which can have the same kind of effect on you that ecstasy, cannabis or even cocaine can. These kinds of substances aren’t fully tested and are not yet controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 971. It is rarely known how potent these drugs actually are, or the kinds of effects they can have on you, especially when mixed with other substances or alcohol. More ‘legal highs’ are being researched as a lot of the chemicals found in these substances are illegal. You should be aware that ‘legal highs’ can’t be sold for human consumption, so businesses bypass this by selling them as incense, salts or plant foot. What you will often find on these type of products is a list of ingredients, but you can never be fully sure what is really in them. Just because a product has legal in front of it doesn’t mean that it is going to be genuine or safe. You can also never fully be in the know as to the kind of effects it will have on you. Some ‘legal highs’ have been directly linked to mental health issues, poisoning and in some

very rare cases death. Don’t be fooled by the street names that these substances can have either, they are often referred to as ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’ and ‘Sweet Mary-Jane’. Unless you are the designated driver on one of those rampant night outs or at a mad house party, then it won’t be too much of an issue. But I bet you didn’t know that it is illegal to drive after having ‘legal highs’. The reason being you can put yourself and others at risk. It will be seen in the same light as drink-driving or drug-driving. Everybody loves partying and especially near Christmas when you deserve a break. So just be aware of ‘legal highs’ when they pop up and the negative effects they can have on you. All the information about them is on the FRANK website. Words: Jessica Fogarty

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LISTINGS Monday 1st December PLUS1 @ DQ Brace yourself for students flocking for their weekly dose of Hip Hop, House, Chart, DnB and more. Doors open from 11pm – 3am. Advance tickets flying out at £5. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

Tuesday 2nd DECEMBER Spanked @ Plug Sheffield’s naughtiest student night. Plug has given out over 20,000 glow sticks, 8500 pairs of shutter shades and 1000 t-shirts – the fun doesn’t end there. Cheap drinks and big tunes. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets available from £3.50. The Tuesday Club @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion Tuesdays are the new Fridays in Sheffield! Sheffield’s biggest dance organisation, The Tuesday Club, is bigger and better than ever. With acts such as Annie Mac, Disclosure, SBTRKT and Mr. Scruff having played at TTC, be sure to keep an eye out for details on who’ll be playing this season. Tickets and names: TBC. Risqué @ Viper Rooms Get frisky, get risqué – R&B with DJs Leon Hitchen and Rob Mallinder. 10pm – 3am. £4 entry before midnight.

Wednesday 3rd december Angel At My Table - O2 Academy Luxembourg band Angel At My Table take their fusion of PowerPop and Rock to Sheffield’s O2 Academy. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets from £9.00.

Skool Disco @ Corporation Dig out your school uniform and head down to Corp for 70p vodka mixers. Clear your schedule for Thursdays, because Wednesday nights are about to get a bit wild with Purple Pints at the Skool Disco. £2 entry before midnight when dressed in your white school shirts. ROAR vs. Mischief @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion The ROAR event at Uni of Sheffield’s SU has got a reputation at the best night out amongst the sport teams. Join the Netballers and the Rugby lads for a night of cheap drinks and throwing shapes! 11pm – 3am, tickets £5. Juicy Fruits @ The Rocking Chair Cheese on Bread present Juicy Fruits, Sheffield’s only night dedicated to Soul & Funk music from across the globe- all wrapped up in a brand spanking new venue in the heart of the city. Double vodka mixers £2 & £1.50 bombs. Advance tickets £2.

Thursday 4th december Jump Around @ Plug Three rooms of varied music, thousands of students. Drinks from £1. 10.30pm – 2.30am. Tickets just £4 with a NUS card, £5 without. Temples @ The Leadmill Temples bring their critically acclaimed brand of psychedelic rock to Sheffield’s best loved music venue. Named by both Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher as the ‘best new band in Britain’- this gig is not one to miss. General admission: £12. Doors open at 7.30pm. Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World

open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4 The Breakfast Club @ Fez Club Cheese on Bread host Sheffield’s biggest Thursday night after-party, with cheap drinks and underground DJs playing until 6am- sleep will be the last thing on your mind! Advance tickets £2. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott @ City Hall Northern indie powerhouse The Beautiful South may have disbanded in 2007, but this year singers Heaton and Abbott re-join forces on stage for the first time in almost 15 years. Performing a mix of old and new material, the duo’s glovelike harmonies are sure to prove as timeless. Doors: 7.00pm.

Friday 5th december Drop @ Corporation Bringing you the latest and best alternative tunes. Expect to catch some Pop, Disco and 80s tracks too. Grab a pint of Carlsberg for £2. Doors open at 10pm. Ey Up! @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion Three rooms of music – Dance, EDM & chart/ indie & rock / Hip-hop & RnB- there’s bound to be something for everyone! Drinks all £1.75. Last entry 1am, NUS only. Baby Got Back @ Paris Cheese on Bread present Baby Got Back – The best in R&B and Hip Hop from the past and present. 11pm – 3am. Price: £3.50 before 11.30pm. Fez Presents Finnesbassen (official snowbombing festival launch) @ Fez Club Party for the People bring emerging Norwegian star

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Finnesbassen & his eclectic make of downtempo house music to Fez. Price: £12.

Saturday 6th december Inspiral Carpets @ The Leadmill Following their comeback in 2011, Manchester legends Inspiral Carpets return to Leadmill re-grouped and rebranded. Price: £17.50. Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm. Embrace @ O2 Academy Following two sell-out shows in London, Embrace continue their first tour in 8 years on to Sheffield’s O2 Academy. Price: £22. SIN Student Saturdays - Replica £2 large vodka mixers all night. £3 entry before 11.30pm. Sunday 7th Devilator @ O2 Academy Sheffield’s very own 5 piece heavy metal band headline one of the city’s largest music venues. How far they’ve come! Doors open at 6.30pm. Jon Richardson @ City Hall 8 out of 10 Cats regular and Yorkshire chap Jon Richardson hits the City Hall with his latest stand-up tour. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets at £19.50

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mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

Tuesday 9th december Spanked @ Plug Sheffield’s naughtiest student night. Plug has given out over 20,000 glow sticks, 8500 pairs of shutter shades and 1000 t-shirts – the fun doesn’t end there. Cheap drinks and big tunes. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets available from £3.50. The Tuesday Club @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion Tuesdays are the new Fridays in Sheffield! Sheffield’s biggest dance organisation, The Tuesday Club, is bigger and better than ever. With acts such as Annie Mac, Disclosure, SBTRKT and Mr. Scruff having played at TTC, be sure to keep an eye out for details on who’ll be playing this season. Tickets and names: TBC. After Hours @ Fez Club Fancy a late one? Come down to Fez on a Tuesday night – House music & Disco ‘til 6am and cheap drinks all night. Free entry before midnight. Risqué @ Viper Rooms Get frisky, get risqué – R&B with DJs Leon Hitchen and Rob Mallinder. 10pm – 3am. £4 entry before midnight.

Wednesday 10th december Skool Disco @ Corporation Dig out your school uniform and head down to Corp for 70p vodka mixers. Clear your schedule for Thursdays, because Wednesday nights are about to get a bit wild with Purple Pints

at the Skool Disco. £2 entry before midnight when dressed in your white school shirts. ROAR vs. Mischief @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion The ROAR event at Uni of Sheffield’s SU has got a reputation at the best night out amongst the sport teams. Join the Netballers and the Rugby lads for a night of cheap drinks and throwing shapes! 11pm – 3am, tickets £5. Juicy Fruits @ The Rocking Chair Cheese on Bread present Juicy Fruits, Sheffield’s only night dedicated to Soul & Funk music from across the globe- all wrapped up in a brand spanking new venue in the heart of the city. Double vodka mixers £2 & £1.50 bombs. Advance tickets £2.

Thursday 11th december Jump Around @ Plug Three rooms of varied music, thousands of students. Drinks from £1. 10.30pm – 2.30am. Tickets just £4 with a NUS card, £5 without. The Last Carnival - O2 Academy Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4 The Breakfast Club @ Fez Club Cheese on Bread host Sheffield’s biggest Thursday night afterparty, with cheap drinks and underground DJs playing until 6am- sleep will be the last thing on your mind! Advance tickets £2.

Friday 12th december Hot Diamond Aces @ The Harley Homegrown from Sheffield’s indie scene, Hot Diamond Aces bring their mixture of afro-beat, funk and jazz to The Harley


ahead of the release of their first EP. Tickets at £3. Grounded – Cause and Affect + Woz + Denham Audio @ Plug One’s to watch Woz and Denham Audio join Cause and Affect for three separate DJ sets in one night. Plug is the place to be for up and coming house talents. Price: £8. Doors open at 11pm. Gogol Bordello @ The Leadmill Manhattan based Gogol Bordello bring their latest album ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ to our local indie music hotspot. Price: £19.50. AHORA presents: Blasé Boys Club @ O2 Academy Blasé Boys Club, Duke Dumont, Jax Jones and Kiwi join on the same bill for an all-night party. 11pm-5am. Tickets from £12 - £20. GT Presents: A Christmas Party with Miguel Campbell & Guests @ The Night Kitchen Gold teeth return to Sheffield for a Christmas party headlined by Miguel Cambell and many others- for just £10, you’d be a fool to miss it. 12pm – 7am (last entry 1am). Blow Presents Dale Howard and Ozzi @ Fez Club Following his break out year in 2012, Dale Howard returns to Fez for the second time this year as his music continues to rise the charts. 11pm – 6am (last entry 4.30am). Price: £8.

Saturday 13th december Blind Drivers – EP launch @ Plug Plug hosts a party for Sheffield’s most exciting dance band and the release of their new EP, ‘Ode to 63’. Price: £4. Doors open at 7pm. Kilimanjaro Live Presents: Rival Sons @ The Leadmill California’s Rival Sons bring their fantastic new album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ to Leadmill. With enough 10/10 reviews to take them to the moon and

back, you don’t have to take our word for it. Price: £15. Sleaford Mods @ O2 Academy Joined by Faerground Accidents and The Hurriers, the irregular Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods are in good company for the Sheffield performance of their UK tour- and at only £8, what’s to lose? SIN Student Saturdays @ Replica £2 large vodka mixers all night. £3 entry before 11.30pm. Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm.

Sunday 14th december The Enemy & The Twang @ O2 Academy After playing together at London’s Hyde Park, noughties indie sceners The Enemy and The Twang decided to go double bill for a 12 date UK Christmas tour. Time: TBC. Price: £22.50

Monday 15th december Shag @ The Leadmill Sheffield’s rowdiest student night promises a mix of indie rock ‘n’ roll with the best guilty pleasures around. With fun freebies every week and 80p mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. PLUS1 @DQ Brace yourself for students flocking for their weekly dose of Hip Hop, House, Chart, DnB and more. Doors open from 11pm – 3am. Advance tickets flying out at £5. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s

something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

Tuesday 16th decembeR After Hours @ Fez Club Fancy a late one? Come down to Fez on a Tuesday night – House music & Disco ‘til 6am and cheap drinks all night. Free entry before midnight. Spanked @ Plug Sheffield’s naughtiest student night. Plug has given out over 20,000 glow sticks, 8500 pairs of shutter shades and 1000 t-shirts – the fun doesn’t end there. Cheap drinks and big tunes. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets available from £3.50. Risqué @ Viper Rooms Get frisky, get risqué – R&B with DJs Leon Hitchen and Rob Mallinder. 10pm – 3am. £4 entry before midnight.

Wednesday 17th december Skool Disco @ Corporation Dig out your school uniform and head down to Corp for 70p vodka mixers. Clear your schedule for Thursdays, because Wednesday nights are about to get a bit wild with Purple Pints at the Skool Disco. £2 entry before midnight when dressed in your white school shirts. Juicy Fruits @ The Rocking Chair Cheese on Bread present Juicy Fruits, Sheffield’s only night dedicated to Soul & Funk music from across the globe- all wrapped up in a brand spanking new venue in the heart of the city. Double vodka mixers £2 & £1.50 bombs. Advance tickets £2. Roar vs. Mischief @ Foundry, Studio & Fusion The ROAR event at Uni of Sheffield’s SU has got a reputation at the best night out amongst the sport teams. Join the Netballers and the Rugby lads for a night of cheap drinks Stu-Mag | 73


and throwing shapes! 11pm – 3am, tickets £5.

Thursday 18th december Bad Habit @ The Leadmill The biggest pop tunes from every decade, don’t be afraid to request your favourite guilty pleasure at Leadmill’s newest and cheapest night. Advance tickets: £3. Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4 Jump Around @ Plug Three rooms of varied music, thousands of students. Drinks from £1. 10.30pm – 2.30am. Tickets just £4 with a NUS card, £5 without.

Friday 19th december Stop Drop Robot, Redfaces, Heart Shakes & Clusterfunk @ Plug Propa Local bring you a quadruple header of catchy funk and electronic rock- all for just £5. Doors open at 7.00pm. Drop @ Corporation Bringing you the latest and best alternative tunes. Expect to catch some Pop, Disco and 80s tracks too. Grab a pint of Carlsberg for £2. Doors open at 10pm. Baby Got Back @ Paris Cheese on Bread present Baby Got Back – The best in R&B and Hip Hop from the past and present. 11pm – 3am. Price: £3.50 before 11.30pm. Tidy Christmas Party: It’s Going to be Magic! @ Replica The Tidy Christmas Party returns to its spiritual home of Sheffield. With two rooms, one trance and one house, and a fancy dress theme- what better ways to start your festive celebrations?

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Tickets are £10 and valid student ID must be shown on the door.

Saturday 20th december Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm. Gig Tripper Presents - The Wired (E.P Launch) + The Time Sellers @ Plug The Wired celebrate the launch of their latest EP with support from The Time Sellers, The Mayfairs and Bailey Street. Price: £6. Doors open at 7pm. SIN Student Saturdays @ Replica £2 large vodka mixers all night. £3 entry before 11.30pm. Graeme Park – Xmas Special @ Viper Rooms Join the acclaimed DJ Graeme Park for some Christmas fun at our very own Viper Rooms.

Monday 22nd december Shag @ The Leadmill Sheffield’s rowdiest student night promises a mix of indie rock ‘n’ roll with the best guilty pleasures around. With fun freebies every week and 80p mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg. PLUS1 @ DQ Brace yourself for students flocking for their weekly dose of Hip Hop, House, Chart, DnB and more. Doors open from 11pm – 3am. Advance tickets flying out at £5.

Tuesday 23rd december Joe Carnall JNR & Friends Xmas Show @ Plug After selling out for the previous 4 years, Milburn’s Joe Carnall JNR is back with his Christmas show this year at Plug. A copy of Joe’s debut solo album is also included in the £12 ticket price. After Hours @ Fez Club Fancy a late one? Come down to Fez on a Tuesday night – House music & Disco ‘til 6am and cheap drinks all night. Free entry before midnight. Risqué @ Viper Rooms Get frisky, get risqué – R&B with DJs Leon Hitchen and Rob Mallinder. 10pm – 3am. £4 entry before midnight. Paris: 50p Party 50p entry, 50p drinks all night long. Student Anthems/ Current Top 40/ RnB/ Dance. 11pm – 3am.

Thursday 25th december Bad Habit @ The Leadmill The biggest pop tunes from every decade, don’t be afraid to request your favourite guilty pleasure at Leadmill’s newest and cheapest night. Advance tickets: £3. The Breakfast Club @ Fez Club Cheese on Bread host Sheffield’s biggest Thursday night afterparty, with cheap drinks and underground DJs playing until 6am- sleep will be the last thing on your mind! Advance tickets £2.

Friday 26th december Gaga @ The Leadmill Fridays at Leadmill bring you one room for Indie anthems, another for old skool Hip Hop and R’n’B, and plenty of freebies along the way. Advance tickets: £5. £4 with NUS. Drop @ Corporation Bringing you the latest and best alternative tunes. Expect to catch some Pop, Disco and


80s tracks too. Grab a pint of Carlsberg for £2. Doors open at 10pm. Baby Got Back @ Paris Cheese on Bread present Baby Got Back – The best in R&B and Hip Hop from the past and present. 11pm – 3am. Price: £3.50 before 11.30pm. Fierce Angel @ Viper Rooms Viper Rooms host Sheffield’s most decadent and glamorous student night filled with the finest house music. Open until 4am. Price: £5.

Saturday 27th december Harrisons & Friends @ The Leadmill Come and wave goodbye to Sheffield’s noughties indie favourites at their final ever show. With tickets at just £5, everyone is welcome! Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm.

Monday 29th december Shag @ The Leadmill Sheffield’s rowdiest student night promises a mix of indie rock ‘n’ roll with the best guilty pleasures around. With fun freebies every week and 80p mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

Tuesday 30th december After Hours @ Fez Club Fancy a late one? Come down to Fez on a Tuesday night –

House music & Disco ‘til 6am and cheap drinks all night. Free entry before midnight. Paris: 50p Party 50p entry, 50p drinks all night long. Student Anthems/ Current Top 40/ RnB/ Dance. 11pm – 3am.

Wednesday 31st december

Viva Las Vegas! @ Plug Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Plug, Sin City style! The club will be transformed into a Las Vegas casino featuring roulette tables, blackjack and much more. You’ll think you’ve stepped off The Strip and walked into the Bellagio.

JANuary Thursday 1st january Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4 Bad Habit @ The Leadmill The biggest pop tunes from every decade, don’t be afraid to request your favourite guilty pleasure at Leadmill’s newest and cheapest night. Advance tickets: £3. Jump Around @ Plug Three rooms of varied music, thousands of students. Drinks from £1. 10.30pm – 2.30am. Tickets just £4 with a NUS card, £5 without.

Friday 2nd january Gaga @ The Leadmill Fridays at Leadmill bring you one room for Indie anthems, another for old skool Hip Hop and R’n’B, and plenty of freebies along the way. Advance tickets: £5. £4 with NUS.

Drop @ Corporation Bringing you the latest and best alternative tunes. Expect to catch some Pop, Disco and 80s tracks too. Grab a pint of Carlsberg for £2. Doors open at 10pm. Baby Got Back @ Paris Cheese on Bread present Baby Got Back – The best in R&B and Hip Hop from the past and present. 11pm – 3am. Price: £3.50 before 11.30pm.

Saturday 3rd january Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm.

Monday 5th january Shag @ The Leadmill Sheffield’s rowdiest student night promises a mix of indie rock ‘n’ roll with the best guilty pleasures around. With fun freebies every week and 80p mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. PLUS1 @ DQ Brace yourself for students flocking for their weekly dose of Hip Hop, House, Chart, DnB and more. Doors open from 11pm – 3am. Advance tickets flying out at £5. Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

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entry before midnight. Risqué @ Viper Rooms Get frisky, get risqué – R&B with DJs Leon Hitchen and Rob Mallinder. 10pm – 3am. £4 entry before midnight. Paris: 50p Party 50p entry, 50p drinks all night long. Student Anthems/ Current Top 40/ RnB/ Dance. 11pm – 3am.

Wednesday 7th january Skool Disco @ Corporation Dig out your school uniform and head down to Corp for 70p vodka mixers. Clear your schedule for Thursdays, because Wednesday nights are about to get a bit wild with Purple Pints at the Skool Disco. £2 entry before midnight when dressed in your white school shirts. Juicy Fruits @ The Rocking Chair Cheese on Bread present Juicy Fruits, Sheffield’s only night dedicated to Soul & Funk music from across the globe- all wrapped up in a brand spanking new venue in the heart of the city. Double vodka mixers £2 & £1.50 bombs. Advance tickets £2.

Thursday 8th january Bad Habit @ The Leadmill The biggest pop tunes from every decade, don’t be afraid to request your favourite guilty pleasure at Leadmill’s newest and cheapest night. Advance tickets: £3. Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4 Jump Around @ Plug Three rooms of varied music, thousands of students. Drinks from £1. 10.30pm – 2.30am. Tickets just £4 with a NUS card,

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Friday 9th january Gaga @ The Leadmill Fridays at Leadmill bring you one room for Indie anthems, another for old skool Hip Hop and R’n’B, and plenty of freebies along the way. Advance tickets: £5. £4 with NUS. Drop @ Corporation Bringing you the latest and best alternative tunes. Expect to catch some Pop, Disco and 80s tracks too. Grab a pint of Carlsberg for £2. Doors open at 10pm. Baby Got Back @ Paris Cheese on Bread present Baby Got Back – The best in R&B and Hip Hop from the past and present. 11pm – 3am. Price: £3.50 before 11.30pm.

Saturday 10th january

Oddball @ Corporation Corp dedicate their Monday nights to rooms that play DnB, Reggae, Deep House, Motown and Classic Pop. There’s something for everyone at Oddball, including £1 bottles of Carlsberg.

Tuesday 13th january After Hours @ Fez Club Fancy a late one? Come down to Fez on a Tuesday night – House music & Disco ‘til 6am and cheap drinks all night. Free entry before midnight. Spanked @ Plug Sheffield’s naughtiest student night. Plug has given out over 20,000 glow sticks, 8500 pairs of shutter shades and 1000 t-shirts – the fun doesn’t end there. Cheap drinks and big tunes. Doors open at 10pm. Tickets available from £3.50.

Sonic Boom @ The Leadmill One room dedicated to indie rock ’n’ roll. Another dedicated to Motown. Get on your dancing shoes! £4 entry with NUS, £5 without. Doors open at 10.30pm. SIN Student Saturdays @ Replica £2 large vodka mixers all night. £3 entry before 11.30pm.

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Shag @ The Leadmill Sheffield’s rowdiest student night promises a mix of indie rock ‘n’ roll with the best guilty pleasures around. With fun freebies every week and 80p mixers, you know you’re in for a good night at Leadmill. Doors open at 10.30pm and advance tickets are available online at £4. PLUS1 @ DQ Brace yourself for students flocking for their weekly dose of Hip Hop, House, Chart, DnB and more. Doors open from 11pm – 3am. Advance tickets flying out at £5.

Skool Disco @ Corporation Dig out your school uniform and head down to Corp for 70p vodka mixers. Clear your schedule for Thursdays, because Wednesday nights are about to get a bit wild with Purple Pints at the Skool Disco. £2 entry before midnight when dressed in your white school shirts. Bad Habit @ The Leadmill The biggest pop tunes from every decade, don’t be afraid to request your favourite guilty pleasure at Leadmill’s newest and cheapest night. Advance tickets: £3. Block Party @ Carver Street Carver’s finest venues such as Viper Rooms, Paris, Crystal, Beg Borrow & Steal & Pop World open for one big shindig – R&B/ Hip Hop/Party/Chart/Electro/ Dubstep/Drum & Bass and more across all venues. Price: £4

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由謝菲爾德大學學生盧克·沃森設計的一 款漢堡在全國性比賽中獲得了評審團的一 致認同后,即將在遍佈英國的1200麥當勞 餐廳銷售。 盧克設計的“香辣培根大漢堡”是由 麥當勞贊助舉辦的“我的漢堡”(My Burger)競賽的五個獲獎作品之一,美食 愛好者在該比賽中用一個牛肉餅,外加上 超過80種配料,選擇定制自己獨一無二的 漢堡。 11款最受歡迎的漢堡作品由專家評審團品 嘗,評審包括英格蘭橄欖球隊傳奇人物和 真人秀競賽“名人廚藝大師”(Celebrity Master Chef)獲勝者菲爾·維克里,以及 麥當勞英國地區的總經理馬克·霍索恩。

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班克街已經成為謝村的文藝客聚集地 ---各種創 造家、藝術家、作家和夢想家都來到這裡找志 同道合的朋友。高懸的天花板,回升繚繞的走 廊和令人眼界大開的充滿創意的展覽,必定能 激發出每一位看客的創作靈感。 班克街作家俱樂部從2012年成立快有3年了, 至今依然在成長。起初針對的是那些對於“年 輕作家俱樂部”來說年紀太大,而對於“媽媽 讀書俱樂部”又太年輕的人群 – 但是現在歡迎 各種年齡層的人加入。 班克街作家俱樂部充滿智慧和活力的友好不拘 束的氛圍,不管你正處於寫作旅程上的哪個階 段,這兒都是寫作者的絕佳去處。你或許在此 之前從未嘗試過寫作,又或許是常年與寫作打 交道的出版作家,但是在班克街,你總會有家 的感覺。寫作課程由我們的成員之一授課,圍 繞著一系列寫作技巧而展開 -- 涵蓋情節性小 說、微型小說和詩歌的寫作。課程的下班部分 主要是詳細的反饋討論,一般是關於課前經過 Email提交的寫作練習。期間有茶水、餅乾提 供,侃大山模式的交流是班克街的一貫風格。 班克街最近還迎來了新團隊落戶 -- 約克夏寫作 協會(Writing Yorkshire),他們新裝修的寫 作工作室里擺滿了舒適的沙發、各種寫作資源 和喝不完的茶和咖啡。 所以,無論你是一個在午餐休息時間思考著舞 台佈置的腳本作家,還是在為自己的小說謀劃 下一個高潮情節的作家,甚至你只是想嘗試一 下不同的寫作風格,班克街作家俱樂部都能給 志同道合的你們提供一個友好的、充滿創造靈 感的的環境。 下一次課程時間為12月11日,星期四以 及其後每隔一周的週四。如果班克街作家 俱樂部正是你在尋找的地方,聯繫方式是 writingbankstreet@gmail.com。

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如果實在只有一個廚房可用的話,做好一些事 先的準備例如把菜摘好,土豆皮去好,從而保 證火雞能夠早早的進烤箱,然後把非肉類的食 材事先弄熟,吃前再加熱。

別高估自己 作者: Lucy Barnes

每年都盼望的時刻終於到了!但是你 老早就把聖誕樹掛滿了各種裝飾品, 跟朋友交換了小禮物然後把你收到的 節日禮盒裝的巧克力在一夜宿醉后吃 個清光。現在就剩一件事還沒做了, 就是像個大人一樣做一頓像模像樣的 聖誕大餐。下面是5個簡單的步驟帶你 手把手烹飪火雞: 在不止一個廚房里做

用一個四人分量的烤箱烤12個人吃的東西根本 不靠譜,如果你打算招待的人數超過你的廚房 承受力的話,最好先問問左鄰右舍能不能借他 們的廚房一用。你還可以讓大家都各自從家做 點什麼然後直接帶過來,最主要的是要知道廚 房的東西都擱在那,什麼時候該弄什麼,別慌 張。只要保持頭腦清醒,火雞肯定跑不了。

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除非你有時間預演一次,不然就直接利用從超 市買好的食材。像“豬裹毯子”、自製小紅莓 果醬和火雞這種菜做起來費時費力,弄完不僅 一堆東西要洗,最痛苦的是吃不完還要把冰箱 塞滿。你可不想結果是一池子沒洗的烹飪器具 和一冰箱的沒人要吃的火雞。 儘管你不是廚神,不代表你就應該坐在凳子上 看著其他人忙活 -- 切切蘿蔔、摘摘菜、壓壓 土豆泥或者給肉汁看看火,不怕沒有事情讓你 做。何況自己動手,豐衣足食,參與其中讓你 一會吃得更有滿足感,最重要的是越多人幫 忙,這飯能越早吃上!

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你的學生聖誕餐可跟你在家吃的精心準備好 幾天的聖誕餐不一樣,所以別去家人平時去 慣了的地方買食材。只要能找到最划算的然 後飯菜合大家口味,不會有大差錯。如果你 們平時不開爐灶,也有大把划算的酒吧例如 Wetherspoons、The Cavendish和Nottingham House(其“聖誕晚餐派”遠近聞名)這些地方 供你飽食一頓,還不用惦記著銀行里的存款, 不過記得要提前訂座!


懶人聖誕健 身指南 作者:Megan Wright

聖誕就是放開大吃巧克力和烤肉的 時節。偶爾放縱一下飲食不是壞 事,但是這一放縱也可能一不小心 吃多了,整個12月都在沙發上對 著電視度過。下面有幾個小竅門, 讓聖誕健身不再是一件無聊麻煩的 事,甚至能照樣大吃大喝!

1. 利用和家人共處的時光。如果你弟弟妹 妹,表兄妹甚至姪女侄子聖誕要來的話, 抓緊機會追著他們屁股後頭跑!帶小孩兒 幾個小時肯定能把你弄得汗流浹背。如果 他們收到的聖誕禮物是一個輕型摩托車、 自行車、滑板甚至任天堂WII,跟他們一起 玩!何不組織個家庭競賽 – 誰都想看看爺 爺在WII上滑雪的樣子對吧!

2. 用傳統的方式進行聖誕血拼。快別網上購 物了,去市中心繞一圈,不僅能感受濃濃 的節日氣氛,左一袋右一袋的運動量不知 不覺就減肥了。

3. 跟朋友或者家人出去散散步。吃完聖誕大 餐很容易就躺在沙發上不想動,然后就進 拿了一盒巧克力開吃,這麼做不是不可 以 – 不過何不先散散步?呼朋喚友然後穿 上大衣出門去。在外面走走能讓你離開呆 了一整天的屋子呼吸一下新鮮空氣。走走 平時不走的路線,說不定就能看到今年的 第一場雪了,誰知道呢!漫步者協會(The Ramblers’ Association)在今年聖誕至1 月3日期間全國範圍內的漫步活動就有300 多個,上網查查看。如果你喜歡,還能去 跑一會,15分鐘左右。乍聽一下不是個 好主意,因為外面的溫度凍人得很,但是 很快你得身體就隨著運動暖和起來,心情 自然而然也跟著好了。不管是散步還是跑 步,一場戶外活動能夠幫你抵禦嚴寒,隨 後就能毫無愧疚地享受甜點了。

4. 看著電視做運動 誰說看聖誕節目一點要 躺在沙發上?我們都喜歡聖誕的氣氛,喜 歡跟朋友聚聚,和家人呆在一起,但是運 動這碼子事也不一定要一個人或者在健身 房進行。家裡有啞鈴或者瑞士球的話,帶 到客廳裡然后進行熱身。就算沒有健身器 材,仰臥起坐和俯臥撐這種隨時隨地都能 做。電視里的噪音其實能起到轉移注意力 的作用,不知不覺好幾組動作就完成了!

5. 跳起舞來!聖誕乃是一年最好的派對季 節,這意味著跳舞的季節也到了!凡是能 讓你持續動起來的都是好事,一邊玩樂一 邊跳舞更是!如果你對某種舞蹈有興趣, 你還能報個班學一下,要不然買張DVD教 程也行—這樣你也不用擔心外面凍人的溫 度,喜歡有人陪伴的話,還能跟朋友們一 起跳(或者是老媽子)。

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早在沙箱式生存戰成為官方的說法之前我就是 這種遊戲的忠實粉絲了。我很喜歡后啟示錄這 個概念,在這種生存遊戲中決策很重要。我總 是期待行尸走肉的下一集,因為從中可以找到 至少一半我希望得到的樂趣。但是在Project Zomboid和 State of Decay這些遊戲里我總是覺 得缺點什麼。

我唯一的不滿是較大的空間。雖然是個很不錯 的理念,但是沒有按照我預想的那樣操作。艾 薩克頭上的箭頭跟著他的每一移動,使得敵人 很難躲避,而且讓人看得有點頭暈。這個缺點 很容易被修復,但是這個更大的空間實在是讓 我頭疼,每次我清理的時候都覺得頭暈目眩。 除了空間問題外,還有一些圖層上和音效上的 問題使得整個遊戲讓人有點惱火。

但是這款遊戲給我不止我想要的,不是后啟示 錄,而是由全新的主題引領的一個全新遊戲: 戰爭。以我作為一個玩家的經驗來說,大部分 生存遊戲的場景不是在荒山野嶺的戶外,就是 在僵尸過境后的城市,要麼在過去的中世紀, 要麼在未知的將來。

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吾之戰爭很巧妙地將你的情緒帶入其中,經常 需要你違背自己的道德意識求存(至少我是這 樣)。事實上,我的神經質讓我謀殺了兩個無 辜的家庭,兩個家庭里都有身體狀況讓人堪憂 的老人求我放過他們,為了得到必須的(後來 才發現不是必須的)物質保障。 這又引起另一個話題:不像其他的存活遊戲, 吾之戰爭有著一個結束遊戲的終極目標 – 從戰 爭中存活。但是事情沒有那麼順利,過程中你 會被折磨得像主人公一樣難受(經常伴隨著自 身經歷的悲慘故事)然後不斷提醒著你曾經做 過的痛苦決定,不過結果是好是壞。


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書評 《奇怪的圖書館》 作者:村上春樹 12月2日新書上架 正值聖誕,村上春樹的新作描寫了 一個引人入勝卻又讓人毛骨悚然的 童年故事。《奇怪的圖書館》從一個小男孩發 現自己被困在一個神奇的地下世界展開。小男 孩受困在一個位於圖書館地下迷宮里的一個“ 閱讀室”里,他很快被一系列的奇怪角色吸 引:一個“羊人”,一個只能靠雙手進行交流 的女人,還有一個對小男孩腦袋有著駭人興趣 的男人。充滿著村上式的實驗風格,讀《奇怪 的圖書館》這本書時你需要在故事的端倪顯現 和固化之前,跟隨故事水流一般的情節。只有 在水流到盡頭,你才會感受到真相的引力作 用。與作者一樣充滿吸引力和神秘色彩,《奇 怪的圖書館》再一次向讀者展示了村上春樹是 如何保持著當代最偉大的作家之一的地位。

雪天使 作者: Lulu Taylor 12月4日上架 跨越輩分的禁忌愛情故事, 展示了60年代上層社會的浮 華生活。剛剛進入社交界的 少女克雷西亞·埃爾德里奇 (Cressidia Felbridge)無 意間踏入了一段錯綜複雜的 三角戀之中。故事背景快退至50年前,艾米 麗·康偉(Emily Conway)從一場車禍中驚 醒,發現一個素未謀面的女人死後留下了一個 鄉間房子給自己。但是這件怪事只是冰山的一 角,逐漸浮出水面的家庭秘密即將摧毀她所相 信的一切。

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《冬季降臨》(雙柳樹三 部曲) 作者:Nichole Maggi 2015年1月1日上架 和所有的16歲少女一樣, 阿雷西亞·雅克布迫切地 想逃離她出生的小鎮緬因 州尋求自由的生活。隨著 一個新的家庭的到來,阿 雷西亞發現他們充滿誘惑 力的兒子約拿讓人歡喜地分散了她的注意力。 但是阿雷西亞不知道的是,她的生活即將迎來 驚人的變化 -- 這座鎮子埋藏著古老的秘密。 神秘世界和世俗世界即將發生碰撞,雙方能 否從相互的鄙視中存活? -- 而阿雷西亞和約 拿的關係是否能夠在這場人與獸的戰爭中繼 續下來?

改天約一個?:一個尷尬的真實故事 作者:Josh Dundquist 2015年1月29日上架 半自傳半實驗性地故事,喬希·德 倫奎斯特(Josh Dunquist)25歲 了發現自己依然單身,於是決定踏上一個尋求 答案的旅程。他唯一的戀愛經驗是八年級時交 了一個女朋友,結果不到一天就被甩了。為了 弄明白什麼原因,喬希決定後退一步,找到了 以往所有他嘗試追求的女孩,結果發現了一個 令人不安的事實:他到底有什麼不對勁?雖說 愛情沒有科學道理可言,但是喬希的半實驗式 經驗卻否定了這樣的說法。喬希的怪異、滑稽 不休甚至有時候感人的愛情生活,你肯定會多 多少少感受過 -- 那句常聽到的台詞:“改天 約一個?”


新片快遞 黑海

12月5日上映

裘德·洛在這部海上冒險影片中扮演一個失業 的水手,受僱前往尋求石沉大海的納粹寶藏。 儘管他的阿伯丁口音受到了嘲笑,但是洛先生 的女粉絲們都迫不及待地朝他投懷送抱。準備 好見識一下貪婪、神經質和幽閉恐懼症的海員 本色。 霍比特人: 五軍之戰

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這個聖誕終於迎來了霍比特人三部曲的終結 篇。隨著中土世界被推向戰爭的風口浪尖,卷 福(Benedict Cumberbatch)回歸配音陣容 – 并呼出了熊熊火焰 – 史矛革之火,但是一場更 大的災難即將來臨 – 魔王索倫(也是卷福配 音)正在向孤山發起一場戰爭。導演皮特·傑 克孫(Peter Jackson)斥資兩億五千萬,為觀 眾帶來史詩級的戰爭場面和絕佳的逼真特效, 為霍比特系列畫上一個完整句號。

追捕聖誕老人

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如果你需要一場聖誕搞怪電影來喚醒你內心的 聖誕怪傑,這部匯集了眾多受觀眾喜愛的英國 演員的節日喜劇正符合你的要求,演員陣容包 括吉姆·布羅德本特(Jim Broadbent)、朱 迪·惠特克(Jodie Whittaker)、沃偉科· 戴維斯(Warwick Davis)、史蒂芬·格拉漢 姆(Stephen Graham)和拉菲·波斯(Rafe Spall)。布羅德本特的聖誕老人正在逃避警 察的追捕,需要波斯以及他初來乍到的兒子基 特·康納(Kit Connor)的幫助從而拯救聖誕。 作家及導演克里斯托弗·史密斯(Christopher Smith)向來以驚悚片聞名,但是這部《追捕 聖誕老人》和他以往導演的影片絕對不是同一 類型。

出埃及記:諸神和國王

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《出埃及记》将《圣经》中摩西传奇曲折的一 生搬上大荧幕,用3D再现他率领犹太人民出 埃及、过红海的浩大史诗故事。《阿凡达》女 星,《异形》中与斯科特有过合作的女演员西 格妮•韦弗确定加盟,《绝命毒师》男星亚 伦•保尔、本•金斯利、约翰•特托罗也在片 中饰演重要角色,而最传奇的核心角色先知摩 西,则由蝙蝠侠克里斯蒂安•贝尔出演。 雷德利·斯科特,好莱坞赫赫有名的多能手导 演,能驾驭多种影片类型,尤其在科幻片中富 有建树,被誉为科幻之父。他所导演的科幻作 品《异形》与《银翼杀手》如今都已被奉为经 典,成为后来者们顶礼膜拜的丰碑,2012年重 拾科幻导筒拍摄的《普罗米修斯》,同样收获 好口碑与票房。凭其所执导的其他类型影片《 末路狂花》、《角斗士》、《黑鹰坠落》获得 包括奥斯卡金像奖最佳导演奖、最佳影片奖等 在内的诸多辉煌成就。斯科特本人谈及《出埃 及记》时称:“摩西的一生很诱人,但真正让 我感兴趣的并非众所皆知的摩西的丰功伟绩, 而是他与其弟弟拉美西斯法老之间的关系,他 生命中的一些细节非常的特别。” 堅不可摧

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安吉麗娜·朱莉(Angelina Jolie)的導演處女 作本片改编自曾为奥运会长跑运动员的路易· 赞贝里尼(Louis Zamperini)的真实经历,浓 缩他从街头顽童、奥运选手以及二战期间个人 跌宕起伏的经历,97岁的路易亲自出镜讲解, 本片将于今年圣诞节在美国上映。 作者: Edward Wade Stu-Mag | 22


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HUDSON TAYLOR 作家:Jessica Fogarty

早年在都柏林經過磨練,這對愛爾蘭兄弟 – 阿 費爾和哈利 (哈德森是他們的姓)憑藉充滿活 力的現場表演已經成為家喻戶曉的名字。 自己動手,豐衣足食的風格使得他們發佈了完 全按照自己意願製作的第一張迷你專輯。該專 輯在iTunes最好的成績排名14,在愛爾蘭排名 第一。 從父母的專輯收藏中獲得創作靈感 -- Simon & Garfunkel、Crosby和Stills & Nash 據稱是他們 的最愛 – 這對兄弟將經典和現代相融合,創造 出原始的民謠旋律,使得他們被歸類于Michael Kiwanuka和 Ben Howard流派。有時跺腳、 充滿活力,有時回歸簡單的吉他彈奏,Hudson Taylor有著將活力和親密度融於表演中的罕見才 能。你會明白大家為什麼對他們津津樂道。但 是對于Hudson Taylor,這只是個開始。

你們一開始在都柏林街頭賣藝,是怎麼走到成 功灌錄專輯這一步的? 是的我們五六年前開始在街頭賣藝 – 翻唱歌 曲。我們一起演奏很成功於是我們開始寫音 樂。一個音樂公司從YouTube上看見我們的視 頻然后提出為我們灌錄唱片。兩年前我們搬去 倫敦,然後基本上連續兩年都在到處進行小型 表演。 你們兩兄弟會相互競爭么? 我們很幸運的沒有兄弟間的矛盾。我想因為我 們年輕的時候就斗過了,在家的時候或者工作 的時候都沒有太多的爭吵。 音樂創作的靈感來自哪裡? 我們的音樂受我們不斷變化的生活影響 – 離開 父母居住在倫敦。生活雖然很苦但是由此能寫 出有意義的歌詞,同時也受我們聽的音樂的影 響 – 主要是Ben Howard 和Damien Rice。 一場小型音樂演出或者一場大型音樂會 – 你更 喜歡哪個?

怎麼描述Hudson Taylor?

兩者都有各自的優缺點。大型演出沒有親密 感,但是能在大範圍內表現音樂,小型演出時 比較容易創造出親密互動的氛圍。

我們是受民謠樂影響的和諧兩人創作樂隊組 合。

聖誕節有什麼計劃?

成為一個音樂人/表演者一直是你們的職業目標 么?

這是我們第一個不在家度過的聖誕節。聖誕節 一過我們會去新奧爾良在一個表親的婚禮上演 出。

從來不是。我們很榮幸能把音樂當職業,音樂 對我們來說一直是一個愛好 – 我(Harry)的 確學習過音樂的技術層面 – 設計音樂程序 – 但是我從來沒有想過成為一個音樂人。Alfie中 途退學了,是個理髮師。

2015年的計劃是什麼? 2月份就開始巡迴演出,我們對此很興奮。票走 得很快,目前正在灌錄我們的新專輯 -- Singing For Strangers – 2月份發佈。 @HudsonTaylor

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Cheryl Cole Only Human

自從Girls Aloud女子合 唱組合12年輕登上舞 台后,Cheryl經歷了大 起大落的公眾生活。如 今看似Cheryl的一起都 已塵埃落定,靜好如 初:今年夏天她和法籍 男友完婚,重新回到X FACTOR的舞台當裁判 嘉賓,并憑藉新發表的 單曲一舉成為唯一的擁 有5首排行榜首的單曲 的英國女歌手。 她最近的兩首單曲來 自第四張專輯《Only Human》。專輯中的 曲風明顯的充滿昂揚向 上的鬥志,就像Cheryl 自己解釋的那樣“這張 專輯就是想告訴大家‘ 盡情享受吧,我們不過 是凡人一個,困境里也 要繼續奮鬥因為一切終 究會好起來的’”。 從朗朗上口的“Crazy

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Stupid Love”到R&B風 格的“Live Life Now” 再到“Goodbye Means Hello”,可以看出 Cheryl終於鼓起勇氣告 別自己的過去了。大部 分歌曲都是clubbing的 絕佳舞曲,特別是單 曲“I Don’t Care”, 充滿了獨立又美好的女 性魅力。她柔和的嗓音 完美地融合了專輯中的 流行樂/R&B風格,尤 其是單曲“Waiting for Lightning”更是泡吧 時讓你雙手上揚的充滿 力量的節奏舞曲。 通過這張專輯,Cheryl 為自己的音樂找到了方 向,她終於得到了應有 的幸福,並且驕傲地展 示給大家。 現已發售。 作者:Megan Wright


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歌手訪談:

Alexa Goddard 與由傳奇人物Jay-Z成 立運營的音樂公司Roc Nation簽約,英國歌手 Alexa Goddard從此踏 上了演藝生涯。 一般的歌手很少有像 Alexa Goddard這樣的 音樂經驗。14歲開始 她就巡迴于歐洲,製作 自己的唱片專輯;18 歲在美國巡演,22歲 已經成為YouTube最多 訂閱觀眾的音樂人之 一,擁有超過四千萬的 瀏覽量以及一首前二十 名的單曲。 Alexa Goddard來到 Sheffield參加賣得好購 物中心(Meadowhall) 聖誕亮燈演唱會,《紙 上談英》有機會和她 聊上幾句,同時出席 的還有Union J、 bad boy rapper和Professor Green等等。

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今年早些時候你跟Jay-z的Roc Nation唱片公司 簽了約,這是你生命中最美好的時刻嗎? 就像美夢成真一樣!Roc Nation看到了我上傳到 YouTube的視頻然後聯係了我,很快就跟我簽了 約。我最近很幸運見到了Jay-z本人,他還把我 介紹給他的妻子Beyoncé – 那絕對是我生命中 最美好的一刻。她是我的偶像。 雖然只是一張幾張專輯的合約,但是我一步步 地準備,不希望自己太得意忘形。 第一張專輯大概什麼時候推出? 上天保佑的話明年早期。我準備了很久,希望 自己的專輯能盡快和大家見面。

2014年最美好的一刻是什麼時候? 在Wireless 音樂節做開場演出,感覺棒極了 – 太爽了。 用三個詞形容你的音樂? 多樣、有趣和發人深省。 如果不唱歌,你會在做什麼? 唱歌是我一輩子的抱負,我很享受唱歌,所以 除了唱歌我不知道自己還能幹什麼。不過我以 前當過護理人員,我照顧過一位患有老年癡呆 的婆婆,她總是惹得我大笑不止—她棒極了。 YouTube和社交媒體對你的成功有什麼影響?

在賣得好購物中心演唱覺得怎麼樣? 我居住在英國南部,這是我第一次來到這裡。 粉絲們很熱情,我希望能有更多的時間遊覽一 下這個城市。我很想逛街購物但是從我住的地 方來這裡要開5個小時的車,我沒有時間。下次 來一定要逛逛。我倒是吃上了一頓Nandos。

多虧了YouTube我才有機會跟唱片公司簽約,我 喜歡用社交媒體跟粉絲們交流。我的成功要歸 根于他們的支持。 音樂方面的創作靈感來自哪裡? John Legend 和 Whitney Houston是我的英雄。

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艾倫·卡爾 – 他太搞笑了,還有達倫·布朗 –他 非常吸引我。 關於工作最美好的部分是什麼? 表演,那種登上舞台的感覺無以倫比。感覺充 滿力量。 下一步計劃是什麼? 做更多的音樂。

新年有什麼新決心? 我不能再吃快餐了。那種東西我吃太多了。

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