All set to take it to The Limit one more time

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Even though it closed more than 13 years ago, The Limit music venue in West Street refuses to go quietly.

A reunion is to be held next month that will include a film that was shot over two nights to mark its closure and history and has never been show before.

It will be introduced by former Limit manager and drummer with the local band Artery, Garry Wilson. Then there will be a Limit club night with original DJ Paul Unwin.

The event, at the Genting Club, the casino and restaurant off Arundel Gate, will coincide with the publication of a fifth anniversary edition of the ‘Take It To The Limit’ book, which chronicles the life of the venue.

The book was a local best seller, while the launch party attracted members of Sheffield bands, from the Human League to Pulp, and Artery to Vice Versa (later to become ABC). Three sell-out reunions followed.

Now author Neil Anderson is revisiting ‘Take It To The Limit’ and releasing a Kindle edition.

He said: “I never envisaged how popular the book would become. I’ve had numerous requests to do a Kindle edition down the years and, as I didn’t do one first time around, I’m releasing a fully updated digital edition in a few weeks time.”

As well as hosting many punk bands in its basement, The Limit was pivotal to Sheffield’s early 80s electro-revolution and introduced bands that went on to national and international success, from U2 to the B-52s.

Tickets cost £9 (club night) and £13 (club night and film screening) from www.takeittothelimit.info or from Sheffield City Hall (2233777).