ASIDELINES: This sketch is no ordinary Joe

IT is a rough pen sketch drawn on the back of a tatty envelope - and The Diary reported it was worth £1,000.

It seems, however, Sheffielders disagree.

Because this original Joe Scarborough, drawn by the legendary city artist in 1973 when he was 34, has not received a single bid since being put up for sale by St Luke's Hospice.

"Not a sausage," says spokesman John Highfield.

"It seems the experts have misjudged."

That's the bad news.

The good, however, is that it means the picture - depicting a view of Sheffield from Pitsmoor, and signed by Joe - is still up for grabs with bids of considerably less than a grand now being considered.

"There's a bargain for someone to be had," says John.

He has asked (again) for bids to be emailed to or called in on 0114 236 9911.

Go on, it's for a good cause.

Pint and a movie

FILM lovers can enjoy a pint with a movie (or booze-lovers can enjoy a movie with their pint) when cinema screens are set up in two Sheffield city centre pubs.

The first screening will take place at the Three Tuns, Silver Street Head on Wednesday, January 26, from 8pm.

The second is at the Dog and Partridge on Trippet Lane on February 2 at 8pm.

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