Greetings and welcome to our 60th issue. Next month will be our fifth birthday, so stay tuned for something rather big, but that doesn’t mean we’ve put all of our eggs in one proverbial basket. This month’s mag features art from the fantastic Handiedan, a collage artist born, bred and based in The Netherlands. We’re all big fans of her work, and it’s great to feature art that is so different to anything we have covered so far. Read our interview with her for an insight into her working techniques.

Recommended read this month goes to Jason Leman’s article on the proposed Bedroom Tax. We also have an interview with Wolverhampton-based musical duo Letherette, a special Localcheck piece on high speed rail, our second printed installation of Dead Space, poetry curated by award-winning local poet Helen Mort, and a piece by Tom Belshaw about musical progression throughout the ages.

If you want to get in touch, email me on sam@nowthenmagazine.com.