We’ve been a little quiet on the blog front of late, perhaps distracted by the bumper issue that is about to land on York’s streets.
Today marks the culmination of a month’s hard graft to deliver an 84-page magazine alongside keeping oneandother.com refreshed daily and One&Other TV as moreish as ever. In a month drenched in heritage, we’ve opted for our own unique interpretation of the theme “Regal”. To reflect this, the cover features two rather dapper chaps – one Evelyn Waugh character personified and a punk.
The first copies will be distributed at a small launch party tonight at Hotel du Vin, before public release on Thursday. We’re sorry that many of you are being forced to wait, but we hope you agree that it’s worth it. As always, copies can be found in all good shops, bars, restaurants, coffee houses, attractions and gyms .
You’ll notice that the magazine also features news of a 50-day campaign on international crowdfunding platform Indiegogo that invites you, our readers, to play an important part in our future.
In return for some exclusive rewards, we’re looking to raise £15,000 to bolster our journalistic team, find a more permanent address, and continue to invest in high-quality reporting, design, and stock.
Starting at the price of a magazine on the newsstand, pledgers can receive exclusive gifts such as previews of all future issues a week before their public release, single-run One&Other merchandise, or even joining the Editorial Board. If you enjoy June’s issue, we hope that you’ll choose to donate what you think it’s worth in order to guarantee plenty more like it long into the future.
We admit it’s an unusual step for a local media company, but we’re rather unique ourselves: opting to be a non-profit whose profits are reinvested back into our community objectives. Clearly it’s not for everyone but those who do want more from us will be reassured by our altruistic aims.
You can find the Indiegogo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/oneandotheryork.
Whatever form your support takes in the future, thank you!