the city talking: sheffield — issue 05Back
The City Talking
Issue 05 of The City Talking is out in Sheffield from Friday April 1st, available in select stockists in the city centre.
This issue might look a little different from those you’ve read before. Instead of features, it’s compiled of hopes, dreams, memories — the ones you share as friends, colleagues and strangers in a city. This is our A-Z issue, our very first in Sheffield, as well as our fifth issue in the city. For those of you who’ve never picked up a copy of The City Talking before, this is our way of saying hello.
This issue, we asked our friends in Sheffield — people we’d featured in the paper — what they had enjoyed this past year, and what they were looking forward to in the next one. We then shared the questions with their friends, acquaintances and a whole bunch of people we’d never met but wanted to hear from anyway. Some of these people have always lived in Sheffield; others have travelled from far-away places to make the city their home. We’ve tried to talk to a diverse group of people from a wide range of sectors; artists, festival directors, CEOs, florists, musicians, wedding planners and picture framers have answered our questions. Next year, we hope to include even more.
This issue is not a list or guide of ‘what’s good’ in Sheffield, although if you read carefully, you’ll find things to do. Tramlines, Outlines, more Peddler Night Markets and the Year of Making are particularly exciting for the Sheffielders in our pages, but so are warm, long summer evenings and blank notebooks — signifiers of something new.
You’ll notice that we’ve included answers from Manchester and Leeds, where we also have newspapers. These are people who, like you, live and work and create and do in a city that belongs to them. While we’re proud to be sharing Sheffield’s stories, we thought you might appreciate the answers of some northern neighbours, who love their cities too.
The City Talking: Sheffield issue 05 is free and available from April 1st in some of the places you already go to make new memories.