In the grim reality of these post-Brexit times, let’s face it, we all need someone to provide a few LOLs now and again. And who better than Graham Loose, the self-styled Mayor of Kentish Town?

Never heard of him? Well, he’s the creation of experienced comedian and actor Steve Furst, who has a five-night run coming up this month at the Tristan Bates theatre in Covent Garden.

Most famous for his alter ego Lenny Beige, as well as starring in the Orange mobile phone cinema adverts, he’s also been in TV shows like Little Britain, as well as a regular on the comedy circuit.

The mayor, a character in his new show, is NW5-based as it’s an area Furst knows well. “I used to go to gigs here, and my kids are at school in the postcode. It’s still rough round the edges: Kentish Town keeps it real.”

Meet the man inside. Elsewhere in this issue we hear the unlikely story of the local charity War Child, find out how to make the best sourdough in north London, celebrate 15 years since the Pineapple pub was saved – and visit a corner of Highgate that’s been quietly winning all sorts of foodie awards.

Pick up a free copy from the outlets listed below.

This is box title

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

Previous post

Why the Fields Beneath has gone vegan

Next post

Wolfgang Tillmans, Andreas Gursky and more at Zabludowicz