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SOME SUCH

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SOME SUCH

It’s unaccountably satisfying to track down magazines from all over the world to bring them to Magalleria and to be able to tell everyone what you’ve found. Yet oddly more exciting is to have a new magazine spring up in your own backyard that seems, well, so exotic. When SOME SUCH magazine appeared this month we just about had to go and lie down in a dark room. I have to declare that we’ve known about SOME SUCH for some time, and we also feature in it. The magazine’s editor and publisher, Robin Savill, is a regular patron of Magalleria and we both believed...

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The Scandal of our times

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The Scandal of our times

We celebrated The Scandal of Our Times at Magalleria this week. It's a photo book, and the scandal refers to the inequalities in healthcare in the UK. We’re much healthier than we used to be, but levels of wellbeing and life expectancy in the population are unacceptably variable. The Scandal of Our Times is published by photographer Will Ruff and it’s named after the subtitle of Professor Danny Dorling’s book Unequal Health. The elements of health inequality will be familiar to anyone who cares or thinks about society – north/south divide, income gap, postcode lottery and so on – so...

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Lunch Lady

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Lunch Lady

If you're like me and you can flick through Instagram for foodie-themed delights or while away the hours pinching ideas from cookbooks, but find your stomach still empty of an original idea, Lunch Lady has a flavour to savour.  For starters, let's just look, because we all know, when it comes to mags, our eyes do the eating. Lunch Lady is up to issue 6 now, and each one is bold, colourful and fresh. I've already ranted about its beautiful clothbound spine in Shelf Life, with it’s kitsch details, but what I didn't say was that it is soft to...

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In a Crowded Room: Catching the Eye of a Cover Girl

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In a Crowded Room: Catching the Eye of a Cover Girl

I would hope most people have had a moment of seeing a stranger and getting a good feeling. It might be their style, their action, the way they speak, or something so intangible it just presents itself as a feeling. There's a shadow of familiarity in them. You might be brave enough to catch their eye; you want to see if they're worth reading. They have only two options: reciprocate and invite conversation, or avert the gaze away and decline further access. It is the process in which we discover and interact with people and things; intrigue and risk. This evocative stranger...

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The Moth

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The Moth

The Spring instalment of The Moth is here. Not to be confused with the US storytelling platform, this is a mere slip of a magazine costing only £4 but one that’s become invaluable to us because it offers both genuine literary nourishment and the inspiration to publish something yourself.  The Moth is a collection of poetry, short fiction, illustration and interviews published by Rebecca O’Connor (editor) and Will Govan in County Cavan in Ireland since 2010. It’s a beguiling read, fashioned from unsolicited submissions (up to 3000 words, if you’d like to send them something) from known and not well-known practitioners. There’s an...

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