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Three little pigs went to market and lost track of time.
It has happened again, hasn’t it!? You finally decide to poke your head up and start thinking about your plans this summertime and the beautiful deceiver is already upon us. When the sun is out, everyone’s about. Take a stroll through town, the place is buzzing. So why the hell do we only do this for three months a year? We should do this whole ‘summer’ thing more often.
And have we got a summer for you!? It is festival season and, this year, Kent has got more live music than you can shake a glow stick at. After a monstrous double header from the City Sound Project in Canterbury, we can look forward to Southbeats, Neverworld, Wheels & Fins and Margate Soul Festival. I’ve got a hangover just thinking about it.
In this edition the arts take hold. Our cover star image is a piece from collage fanatic Charlie Elms, aka 10.Years.Time, who we have a chat with while portrait fashion photographer Tiggy Ara gives us an insight into how passion and daring makes for a wicked combination.
Our Bite Club takes us to some of the best alfresco dining sites in the county, while we list the Magnificent Seven tipples making it into our Kent drinks chiller this summer. In music, Southbeats owner Max Weston explains his war on festival plastic this year while we also catch up with indie rock legends Feeder as they prepare for Wheels & Fins fest.
Finally, in fashion, Pilot Apparel get the ‘cene treatment - mainly taking pictures in alleyways and under bridges – whilst columnist Siobhan Maroney takes her style space to Bounce Vintage in Folkestone. Anything else…. Oh yeah, just Kent’s Nicky Wain from legendary record label Ninja Tune takes on our Fire in the Booth.
We’ve really spoilt you this time. I’m not sure you deserve it.
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Herne Bay artist Jack Cant creates colourful characters to bring pop-art into the modern world
French street artist Thirsty Bstrd has been using Kent as a showground for his work and the county’s creativity keeps him coming back for more
The Libertines’ John Hassall talks about the band’s Margate ‘homecoming’
The Gallery’s get retro with their licks and modern with their kicks mixing fashion with music, like it’s supposed to be.
We talk to the men at the centre of Rat Race, a Margate independent store with decades of youth culture at its core
Matti Hemmings, organiser of the UK Flatland Championships, on his love of the Kent coastline and why Dreamland’s Roller Disco was perfect for the comp
We introduce you to Three Amigos and a bunch of bad desperados offering spicy solutions to your Mexican needs
Berlin, it’s chic but down to earth, it’s cool but grounded, it’s the ultimate party city and it has a lot more on offer than just sleepless nights.
Sat in the Dalby Café - made famous by the Gut Buster Challenge defeated by one Peter Doherty - ‘cene magazine met with son of Margate, Mic Righteous.
‘cene’s resident drinks disciple Tom Ingoldby heads to the Twelve Taps in Whitstable to find out why craft remains casual despite the national notoriety