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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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