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Pick up your free copy of Quill, a colourful new paper celebrating London culture

By Hayley Spencer

There's a new free paper in town and it has caught our attention with its striking cover. The first edition of Quill has dropped just in time for the fiftieth Notting Hill Carnival, and it's fronted by a Mas dancer made up with bright feathers and sequins. And it's just as eye-catching inside, with colourful illustrations accompanying the team's lowdown on the latest London-based music, comedy and literature. Highlights from the first issue include interviews with Good Intentions Soundsystem founder Andrew Okacha, dance troupe United Colours of Mas and drag act Isla Dogs, as well as a short story about clubbing that features a dark twist, written by artist Iona Roisin. 

We can expect equally cool content produced with emerging talents in future issues, so watch this space.

Look out for your free copy at selected spots across the city, including Flat White, Dalston Superstore, The Breakfast Club, Soho Grind, Soho Radio, Beyond Retro, The Lock Tavern, Sister Ray Records, Milk Bar, Peckham Pelican and Coffee Plant. Follow @q_u_i_l_l on Twitter for more info on distributors.

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