Welcome to Issue 67, which arrives after a mini hiatus, and is all the more packed with the picks of Greater Manchester as a result.

We have interviews with a range of cultural voices from near and far, including photographer Simon Buckley, spoken wordsmith Desree, DJ icon Mr Scruff, Sheffield indie poppers The Seamonsters, and this month’s featured artist, Florence Blanchard.

For Localcheck, we check in with Manchester Street Poem’s activities since 2017’s MIF and look at the Scandinavian influences on modern Manchester, while elsewhere our reviews cover the usual eclectic mix of live shows and cinema.

We’re working to behind the scenes to update the Now Then platform, so will keep your eyes peeled in 2020 for exciting website news. In the meantime, enjoy the read.