The June Issue of One Magazine, the South West regional lifestyle magazine which I edit is out now. I thought I’d share a piece I wrote on Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, which I simply can’t recommend highly enough.
Inspired Bride – Issue 2
Issue 2 of Inspired Bride hits the shops today. I had butterflies in my stomach when we sent Issue 1 of Inspired Bride to the printers last month and when I first saw it on the shelves of WH Smith! I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by all the positivity surrounding Issue 1 – thank you to everyone who bought the first issue and all of you who took the time to reach out and tell me how much you loved it!
Here are some sample spreads:
Michael Caines & The Magdalen Chapter Spa
Editing monthly regional lifestyle title, One Magazine has been especially enjoyable this month. Highlights have included talking to Exeter’s most loved chef, Michael Caines and reviewing the heavenly Magdalen Chapter Spa – both below.
Redesigning One Magazine
Over the last three months I’ve been working with One Media, who are based in Woodbury, Devon, redesigning their popular monthly lifestyle magazine, One Magazine.
One Magazine has five local editions, covering Exeter, Exmouth, West Devon and East Devon and is delivered to 100,000 homes each month.
Under my editorship, the redesign has included a new masthead and full graphic design facelift, new sections and navigation.
The magazine now has great feature content including a news section, 15 minute interviews with people of local interest, new food section to include restaurant reviews and an outdoors section, which includes glorious local walks and great days out.
Here are some sample spreads:
Editing Portfolio: June 2013 issue of 247 Magazine
I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed for more good weather this month – we all need a good ‘ol dose of vitamin D here at 247 Towers – we all look better with a tan. Plus, we’d really like a reason to treat ourselves to some of the delectable beach essentials and maybe even some of the awesome new swimmers in this month fashion shoot.
We have loads of great interviews for you in this issue: read what our cover star, Bastille, had to say before they headline Oceanfest this month and we find out what inspires the personal lyrics of solo sensation Josh Curnow. We also have a welcome chat with the Patrick James Pearson Band and meet Oxford-based solo artist Lewis Watson before he comes to the South West for the first time this month to play gigs in Exeter and Yeovil.
Of course, you’ll find all of our regulars inside this month too – music reviews, local restaurant reviews, Style Hunter and the biggest music and clubbing what’s on guide in the region – click here to read the magazine online and enjoy!
Editing Portfolio: May 2013 247 Magazine
If you live in the South West of England, as 247 Magazine readers do, there is so much to do this month. Festival fans have Dot to Dot, Love Saves The Day / Sunday and many more to choose from, while clubbers will love Cadence Records 15th birthday drum ‘n’ bass bash or how about Love Riots huge summer party? See Recommended, News and of course our extended listings section for loads more ideas. Go out, it’s good for you. Probably.
We’ve got lots of interesting features lineup for you in this month’s issue – our interview with cover star and indie darling, Lucy Rose will inspire you and we’ve also introduce you to Bristol’s new supercharged new rockabilly project, The Rocker Covers and talk to pro surfer and laidback dude Alan Stokes. On a style tip, this month’s fashion shoot, shot by Cornish photographer, Jessica Augarde will make you feel like revamping your summer wardrobe – you have been warned! Or, you could take the cheaper option and just invest in a cool summer tee.
Enjoy your month and read the issue here!
Editing Portfolio: April 2013 issue of 247 Magazine with 24-page festival guide
The April issue of 247 Magazine, of which I am Editor, is out now and marks our 13th Birthday. We’re a little bigger than normal this month and no, it’s not last month’s Easter eggs – it’s our mammoth 24 page festival guide. You can’t beat a good festival with your mates and there’s lots of choice from free one-day events to full on raves and camping extravaganzas featuring some of the best artists in the world. There really is something on for everyone from folk fans through to punks and drum & bass party heads – check out our guide here. Of course we have all your usual favourites this month too including an interview with the mighty chart topping Rudimental, Enter Shikari and Deeper Connection. You’ll find all of our usual music reviews, foodie delights and hundreds of gig and club listings inside too. Enjoy the issue! Click here to read the magazine online.
Editing Portfolio: 247 Magazine – March 2013
March. Daffodils are starting to open, the sea is a bit warmer and the New Year sales tat has been replaced with Easter eggs – we like this Month already. I’ve got some great features lined-up for you in the March issue of 247 Magazine – click here to read about our breakdancing cover star; BBoy Splinter, meet Belfast punk rockers: Stiff Little Fingers, ahead of their South West gigs this month and meet Goan Dogs, Bristol favourite new rockers. We also have a ‘Last Shop Standing’ feature about a new independent record shop springing up in Plymouth despite others around it closing, is well worth a read too. If you’re starting to thing about your wardrobe for the warmer months, check out our ‘Spring in the woods’ shoot for some vintage chic and marvel at the model’s moustache… Of course you’ll find all of our usual music reviews, foodie delights and hundreds of gig and club listings inside too.
Editing Portfolio: February 2013 247 Magazine with Paloma Faith cover
I’m so happy to have double Brit Award nominee, Paloma Faith, gracing the cover of 247 Magazine and can’t wait to see her live at Plymouth Pavilions later this month.
Read what the singer / songwriter had to say on her new album, personal lyrics and being a feminist inside the February issue, which you can read here. Of course we’ve got lots of homegrown talent from the South West of England crammed into the issue too – this month we introduce you to Panda, Plymouth based DJs with an Infectious nu-garage sound and Audible 1, aka Alex Norgate, who has a unique take on drum and bass. This month’s fashion pages also have a distinctive local flavor too, as all the clothes are designed and modeled by the South West’s Alice Vandy. We get our action sport fix from Somerset – in the form of fearless street rider, Sam Baskett, who can clear truly amazing gaps on his BMX. Enjoy these features, plus all our regular features including music reviews, food, club and gig listings. This month we also expand our distribution to include Bristol within the South West edition – exciting times!
Editing Portfolio: Dec/Jan issue of 247 Magazine
The bumper December/January edition of 247 Magazine is out now – if you live in the South West England grab a free copy from shops, bars, pubs and clubs, or if you’re further afield read it online here.
After avoiding the premature Christmas hysteria last month, we’re full of festive joy at 247 towers this month – we’ve brought the office dog a Santa hat… So, how are you going to celebrate this year? Giving? Check out our gift ideas, although anything from this month’s fashion shoot would do too! Going out or stuck with what to do for NYE? Head straight to our listings guide, with over 500 gigs and club nights listed you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy! We’ve packed the magazine with as much content as possible this month – all your monthly favourites, plus interviews with Seth Lakeman, Kate McGill, Mr.Scuff, The Unthanks, Mark Nichols and Plymouth’s Olympic Snowboarder; Dan Wakeham.
Here are a few sample spreads: