Hello and welcome to our 115th issue, adorned with the collages of British artist Katie Ponder.

It’s festival season here in Sheffield, with Sensoria (30 Sep – 8 Oct), No Bounds (13-15 Oct), Off The Shelf (7-28 Oct), Celluloid Screams (20-22 Oct), Melanin Fest (throughout Oct), Classical Sheffield (21-22 Oct), Understanding Society (4-11 Nov) and Algomech (8-12 Nov). There are probably others I’ve neglected to mention. Get yourselves out of the house and sample the fantastic, diverse range of events being curated across the city at the moment.

This month, I’d recommend you read Isaac Hanson’s piece (p10), looking to the future as a young person, as well as Andrew Wood’s latest musings (p13) and Sam Gregory’s interview with techno icon Jeff Mills (p44), who’s playing at No Bounds Festival.

Thank you to everyone who came down to the gig we hosted at Abbeydale Picture House last month with King Capisce and Roller Trio. We’re hoping to put more stuff on at that cathedral of a venue, as well at other locations, so stay tuned.