Last month was an absolute treat, the city coming alive with the sights and sounds of numerous festivals. In particular, a shout out to No Bounds for its diverse programme of electronic music and cultural offerings, and Off The Shelf for bringing the inimitable George Monbiot to speak here. Festival season may have passed in Sheffield, but don’t miss Understanding Society (4-11 Nov) and Algomech (8-12 Nov) on the horizon.

In the mag this month we’ve got pieces on Catalonia, the new Tingas Tinsley venture, and the enormously worthwhile Period Positive project, plus interviews with reggae royalty Don Letts, our featured artist Alex Ekins, Crooked Claw Tattoo, and No Name restaurant and Blend in the Food section.

If you like what you read, that’s great, but don’t go all quiet on us. We are always looking for feedback, positive or negative, as well as new contributors to get involved in producing the magazine. It’s always a group effort.