The weather’s changing (well, a little bit) and – as if by magic – our brand new print issue is out across half a dozen north London postcodes today too. And, as ever, it’s free of charge. Nada.

This month, we celebrate one of the area’s best cultural secrets, the Lion & Unicorn theatre, tucked away on leafy Gaisford Street.

Known primarily for contemporary plays and new writing, it’s been run and managed for the last year or so by community organisation Cutting the Strings. And a regular monthly night is set to broaden its appeal further.

Inside, we speak to the four young performers, including Matt Abbott (our cover star) of Spit & Polish, a spoken word event which takes place on 19th Feb with an eclectic line-up.

Elsewhere, we compare two very different sushi restaurants, count down ten very hot new openings in the area, look back at fifty years of electronic music in Camden – and hear from an annual convention for erotic writers. Oo-er.

And don’t forget – there are loads of special offers and discounts at restaurants, pubs and other local hangouts.

MAIN KENTISHTOWNER STOCKISTS

Permanent Distribution Units
Kentish Town West Overground
Tufnell Park Underground
Gospel Oak Overground
Outside Phoenicia supermarket, Kentish Town Road

Other stockists
Southampton Arms, Fields Beneath, The Grafton, Kentish Town Sports Centre, Tapping The Admiral, Camden Town Brewery, Camden’s Daughter, Zabludowicz Collection, Roundhouse, Bowery Bagel, Q Grill, Lantana, Camden Market Hall upstairs, Spread Eagle, Coffee Jar, Cote, Leyas Coffee, The Colonel Fawcett, Casa Tua, Owl Bookshop, Flaxon Ptootch, Scratchline Tattoo, The Lion & Unicorn, The Oxford, Kentish Town Library, Harrys Fine Food, The Vine, The Junction Tavern,Ruby Violet, Bear + Wolf, The Pineapple, The Abbey Tavern, Arancini Factory Cafe, Zing Zing, The Bull & Last, Truffles Deli, Owl Bookshop, Flaxon Ptootch, The Star, Lord Palmerston, Tufnell Park Tavern, Future & Found, Rose & Crown, The Lord Stanley, Oskar Pink, Dirty Burger, The College Practice, Queen’s Crescent Library, Fierce Grace Yoga – Queen’s Crescent, Marios Cafe, The Stag, Beetroot Deli, Black Truffle, The Spoke, St John’s

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