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Let It Roll Records closes. Plus Lion & Unicorn and LGBTQ History Month

Kentish Town's only vinyl store has a final sale, plus new theatre, queer walks and more

SHOPPING: Let It Roll Closing Down Sale

It was sad to read on social media that Kentish Town Road’s only (and very stylish) record store is closing next weekend, after five years. It was a great combo of vinyl, coffee and secret courtyard garden for those sunny mornings (remember them?) There’s small consolation in that for the next nine days you can bag 40% off all stock, but it will only be open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, with Sunday 12th Feb the last day in the shop. All discounts are for instore purchases only. We wish founder Kieran luck in his next venture (read our original interview with him here). 121 Kentish Town Road NW1, Follow @letitrollrecords for more

THEATRE: Out The Shell 02, Lion & Unicorn

A new production, Out The Shell 02, takes over Gaisford’s Street’s Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town mid month. Produced by the new Archway-based Pistachio Theatre Company, it’s an evening of eight different pieces, showcasing a variety of stories and storytellers, including extracts from plays, music, poetry and creatives from all different walks of life. As a company, they say they are “passionate about new writing and bringing unique, diverse voices to the stage”. Sounds compelling. 12th and 13th of February, ticket link here.

Lion & Unicorn
Lion & Unicorn. Photo: SE

LGBTQ History Month: King’s Cross and beyond

Finally, once again it’s LGBTQ History Month throughouut February. Over on sister title Gasholder we round up five essential events to mark it across the capital, including a celebration of Queer Britain in Granary Square, King’s Cross, fascinating Queer Walking Tours around Bloomsbury and Bank, free drag and cabaret over in Stratford, and much more. Read the feature here.

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