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GREETINGS!  Holy guacamole, what a summer!  Not only did we experience the meteorological phenomenon known as prolonged sunshine, but CALM embarked on a hellasummer with our first ever CALMzone tent at Secret Garden Party (check out our Secret Garden Party pages in this very mag).  Handing out free tea and biccies to the festival crowds, we made loads of new friends, spread the word about CALM to a very open minded and welcoming bunch of people and generally hung out with the most amazatron bunch of hip chicks and cool cats any suicide prevention charity could wish to meet.  This could be the beginning of a beautiful festival relationship…watch this space…

We also had the time to hang out with hip hop poet and überbearded superstar, Scroobius Pip, who gave us a couple of hours out of his busy schedule to talk about his new album, stand up poetry, Save The Male and grooming tips.  Plus, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, our very own agony uncle and Benin City front man Joshua Idehen is the man spewing out the questions, so double win.  Check it.  John Freeman talks to musician Nadine Shah, plus all of this alongside our stalwart columnists, Chris Owen overflowing with his usual vitriol in The Rant, Oh Standfast with a new poem and Mister Mumbles goes to Burning Man. Funkenskatt! Mixing it up, as ever, we also have a hard-hitting piece about losing an identical twin to suicide and our Inner Life series continues with a first person account of rehab.  All of this wrapped up in the extraordinary artistic skills of our cover artist, 16 year of Just Scribble.  Basically, it’s a hell of a read, so what are you waiting for?  Wrap your eyeballs around CALMzine and don’t leave until you’re done.

Rachel, Editor

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