Event: Magazines for Good

by Stine Fantoft Berg in December 2015
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We had a fantastic time at the Stack Awards on Monday night, and now after all the back-slapping it’s time to see whether we can do something good as well as having fun with these brilliant independent magazines.

On Saturday 12 December we’re holding a one-off magazine sale, with all the titles that were submitted to the awards available at half-price for one afternoon only. We’re also going to throw in a few boxes from the Stack collection, so come along and rake through the hundreds of copies of independent magazines, many of them rare and difficult to get hold of.

The event will be held at London College of Communication and all proceeds will go to L’Auberge des Migrants, a charity aiding migrants in the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’. With the cold weather here and numbers swelling every day, they urgently need help to provide food, clothing and shelter for the thousands of men, women and children gathering there.


As well as the magazine sale we’ll also be hosting a free mini-conference, featuring speakers from four magazines that are using print to make a positive change:


Danny Miller Weapons of Reason (12pm)
An eight-issue publishing venture to understand and articulate the interconnected global issues shaping our world. The magazine dives into the past, present and future of its chosen topics, providing information to inspire action in its readers.

Lisa Lorenz Nous (1pm)
Manchester-based Nous magazine is a beautiful risograph-printed publication dedicated to conversations around mental health. Promoting open-mindedness and combating the stigma that often surrounds mental health issues, it’s a beautifully quiet, inclusive piece of publishing.


Bertie Brandes and Char Roberts Mushpit magazine (2pm)
Mushpit magazine was started by Bertie and Char in 2011 as a cool, funny, feminist alternative to the mainstream fashion and lifestyle glossies. Smart and self-aware, this is what fashion publishing should look like.

Ibrahim Nehme The Outpost (3pm)
Beirut-based The Outpost launched in the wake of the Arab Spring and draws upon the optimism and energy of that time, aiming to ignite a socio-cultural renaissance in the Arab world by inspiring its readers to explore a world of possibilities.

Save the date and head over to our Facebook event for more info. Magazines for Good takes place on Saturday 12 December, 12pm – 4pm at London College of Communication (Typo Café), Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB.

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