Music world comes to Surrey this summer


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Ensure you take advantage of your summer holiday break by seeing big named artists up close and personal. James Morrison, Katie Melua and Van Morrison are among the guest list at Hampton Court Palace open-air concerts. The concerts take place throughout June and the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Henry VIII’s front garden.
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Spring Market and Madrigals at The Canbury Arms


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Be sure not to miss the annual Spring Market at The Canbury Arms, the hidden gem in North Kingston between the River Thames and Richmond Park. Creative sellers display their handmade and crafted goods in the many stalls. You can find everything from cards and children gifts to affordable art and jewellery. Gourmet food and wine will make sure that you don’t leave hungry and thirsty. A melodious performance from The Canbury Singers will complete the ambiance.

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Zia Weise – ‘Alive’


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KU journalism and politics student Franziska ‘Zia’ Weise, 19, was runner-up in MOUTH’s short story competition. Her story ‘Alive’ draws a dystopian picture of our planet’s future where the population exceeds 15.67 billion people.  

The letter arrived yesterday. You haven’t told anyone yet and you’re not planning to because you don’t know how. Maybe you’ll leave a card behind, a personal one, not one of those they sell in shops. Your old mum can’t believe they sell them in shops now. You wonder how many people are brave enough to buy them, but then you shake your head because you don’t care. Continue reading


For Anna Stayduhar fashion is about setting trends not just following them.
Where do you shop:

I tend to shop in vintage shops as well as the high street. I’m not a brand person so if I like how it looks and it fits – I’ll wear it!

Who influences your style:

My style icons are of course Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor.

What look do you go for?- Preppy, Classic, Boho:

My wardrobe is full of vintage pieces as well as new ones

What are we most likely to see you wearing:

For university I tend to be more casual and like something that I can jump into when I’m on the go. It’s important to prepared for a rainy day or a sunny day and to be comfortable in what I’m wearing.

What is your favourite item of clothing:

I feel all ladies should have a trench coat – very British! Also, I feel no wardrobe is complete without a nice pair of suitable gloves and a scarf; it gives a more polished and sophisticated look

Why is it important to make the effort:

I take fashion very seriously and find that we reveal ourselves to the world through our fashion choices. Most of all, I like to have fun with my fashion. Just remember, you should always try to set trends rather than follow them.

London Coffee Festival


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Photo by Voisin/Phanie / Rex Features

The London Coffee Festival is part of the UK Coffee Week and celebrates our favourite drink! For the weekend starting on Friday, April 27, the Old Truman Brewery site on Brick Lane will be divided into themed zones where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about coffee.The festival opens for the public at 5pm on Friday and is crammed with tastings, presentations and live music and hosts this year’s UK Barista Championships. Continue reading

Record Store Day April 21


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Photo by Monkey Business Images / Rex Features

April 21 celebrates independent record stores all over the world and is your chance to get a hold of exclusives and special releases. Supported by international bands such as Arcade Fire, over 230 stores in the UK alone participate in the event this year.

Here are a few participating stores in the London area, including our friends from Banquet Records:

Imperial War Museum


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As a child, museums can be a dull business. So since our school trip days, Mouth has returned to our favourite educational spots to get immersed in a world of culture and discovery. For this weeks rainy day outing, we chose to visit the Imperial War Museum, and the adventure was more powerful than we expected.

Photo: Rex

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