Ah yes, the world completes another turn of that big old ball of fire in the sky and we’re still here. We’d best get on with it then.

This month we’ve got superb artwork from Polish muralist and animator Robert Proch, interviews with urban explorer Bradley Garrett and Warp Records troubadour Gravenhurst, pieces on ‘active citizen’ Nigel Slack and the Cathedral Archer Project, and the return of the Radical Tourist to our pages.

We’ll be down at the Devonshire Cat on Thursday 18 December for Now Then Christmas drinks, with music, food and Abbeydale ale galore. Come down and say hi.

Have a great festive season and don’t forget that the best presents have character and uniqueness – something that Sheffield’s independent traders offer in abundance.

The utterly inimitable Chris Arnold on the mix this month, throwing every festive genre under the sun at you.