Welcome to our last issue of 2014.

Starting on a sombre note, we have just heard the sad news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst, who spoke to us ahead of this issue, has passed away at the age of 37. Hopefully the interview will act alongside his recent Warp Records reissues to serve his memory well.

Elsewhere, we have features on HS3, Islamophobia and the Mary Quaile Club alongside all the usual sections. Stage dabbles in panto and dance this month, while the Food section questions the Xmas Markets. There are also plenty of music and film reviews to tuck into.

Enjoy the read.