Read This: Hyperlocal Publications

Inspired by friends' projects and the power of print, this issue we're recommending you get the downlow from your own doorstep.

By: Phyllida Bluemel,   1 minute

From cataclysmic headlines to corner-shop gossip, it’s all news to us. Amid media giants and online noise, a wave of hyperlocal publications are pounding the pavements and seeking out stories next door – writing, creating and curating for their own communities.

Here’s a taster of some of the mags that are out there, see what’s flying off the presses near you…

Once Upon a Town, by our friends and collaborators Cai and Kyn is a free bimonthly magazine for Epsom and Ewell. It’s a beautifully designed celebration of local life, designed to get people exploring the world directly outside their front door.

For the world outside our front door, we turn to In Falmoutha quarterly lifestyle and culture magazine showcasing local artists, businesses and events and running thoughtful articles about life in our coastal town.

The free and independent Margate Mercury was kickstarter-funded by its readers, and celebrates the town’s regeneration and unique character in ‘modern day seaside stories’.

The Village Raw, based out of Hornsey Town hall, hit the streets of North London in 2018. Part of a tide of free local magazines making the rounds in London, the Village Raw features stories from community writers, writing about the things that matter to them.

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