It’s been a great year at Opus Towers. We are chuffed with how the Festival of Debate unfolded and are making inroads into a 2016 festival, divided across Spring and Autumn seasons. More info on the Favourites page. We’ve had some fantastic content and artwork in Now Then in 2015, so thank you to everyone who has contributed their words and images.

Another new project is Gadabout, an Opus Presents gig series which roams from venue to venue. This month we take up residence at the University Drama Studio on Saturday 19 December for a good knees-up, with acoustic entertainment and festive celebrations from Holler (Fay Hield and Jon Boden of Bellowhead), Gluepot (M G Boulter and Lucy Farrell), Neil McSweeney, Richard Masters and more. Tickets available via WeGotTickets for 6 quid.

Have a great Christmas. Don’t forget that it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag, and you can’t get more thoughtful than unique gifts from Sheffield’s independent businesses.

Thinking about this month’s mix, we realised we couldn’t come up with a better option that last year’s alternative Christmas mix from Chris Arnold of Cool Beans fame, so here she is again. A thing of beauty, I’m sure you’ll agree…