Help The List magazine return to print

by Sheri Friers in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Total raised £27,726

raised so far

265

supporters

After 37 years of helping our readers 'get a life', The List magazine now needs some help to rebuild after COVID-19 and return to print.

by Sheri Friers in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 31st January 2022 we'd raised £27,261 with 255 supporters in 48 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

About The List

At The List, we pride ourselves on being champions of the very best in Scottish, UK-wide and global culture. Based in Edinburgh, we’ve been banging the drum for (and shouting our heads off about) the arts since 1985, from advocating for the avant-garde to launching the careers of superstars – we were the first magazine to put Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming on the cover, and more recently we’ve featured Ray BLK and Hannah Gadsby.

Why we need your help

It’s been a labour of love for everyone over the last two years but at times we weren't sure we would ever publish again. In 2021, The List Ltd made the decision to seek to sell the publishing operations and focus on its data business which left the future of publishing hanging in the balance. Long story short, a few strong-willed people couldn't imagine a world without our print magazine and have banded together to help rebuild the 37-year-old legacy that is The List.

We’re a small company (even smaller now!) made up of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals, but our resources are limited and our advertising revenue has been hit hard, so we’re looking to raise funds to help us bring The List magazine back to life.

Sheri Friers, Publishing Director of The List: The List has been helping subscribers, readers, supporters of the arts, festival goers and foodies ‘get a life’ since 1985 and now we are asking for help to keep doing what we do best. If you have ever been to one of our infamous List Festival parties and had a drink on us, picked up a free copy of The List magazine and had a night out on our recommendation, entered a competition and won or just enjoyed our award-winning content, then please think about helping us out so we can continue to bring you all of these things.”

What do we need the money for?

Money raised will be spent on supporting the rebuild of The List magazine, creating new jobs, designing a new website and continuing to pay our journalists, editorial, production and freelance staff to produce the best content possible.

As things continue to open up, we want to be right there, ready to give you our recommendations and spread the love. Not to mention, get back to throwing amazing parties!

Publishing our magazine, which is available for free from participating outlets, will help us support the many artists, filmmakers, playwrights, actors, choreographers, novelists, musicians, comedians, kids’ entertainers, arts organisations, festivals, clubs, pubs and restaurants that have suffered during lockdown. We would also love to fully support and commission current writers as well as the next generation of List journalists.

Rewards*

We have some incredible rewards up for grabs. From gig tickets at Summer Nights at the Bandstand, to bottles of Edinburgh Gin, Hendrick's Gin, Ardbeg Ten Years Old whisky, cases of Tennent's Lager and Magners Irish Cider, Masterclasses with Glenfiddich whisky and Hendrick's Gin as well as tickets to Scotland's World Cup, tickets to this year's List Festival Party, copies of the new magazine and the biggest heartfelt thanks from us.

*postage to UK only



Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Digital Supporter

A digital copy of the first issue of The List magazine emailed to you and massive thank you from us.

£25 or more

Physical Supporter

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine posted to you and a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022.

£50 or more

Founder Member

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine posted to you, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue The List in 2022 and 2 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022.

£100 or more

Founder Member Plus

The first 4 issues of the new List magazine posted to you, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022.

£100 or more

A Glenfiddich Whisky Masterclass for 4 people

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and an online whisky masterclass with Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich's ambassador to Scotland for up to 4 people.

£100 or more

A Pleasance day out at the Edinburgh Fringe

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and 2 tickets to a show of your choice at the Pleasance and 2 glasses of fizz in August at the Edinburgh Fringe.

£100 or more

4 tickets to Late'n'Live at Gilded Balloon

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and 4 tickets to Late'n'Live at Gilded Balloon and a round of drinks in August at the Edinburgh Fringe.

£100 or more

A case of Tennent's Lager or Magners Irish Cider

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and a case of Tennent's Lager or Magners Irish Cider.

£125 or more

A Bottle of Hendrick’s Absinthe

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a bottle of Hendrick's Absinthe.

£150 or more

Founder Member Premium

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022.

£200 or more

A Bottle of Edinburgh Gin

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a bottle of Edinburgh Gin.

£200 or more

A Bottle of Ardbeg Ten Years Old Whisky

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a bottle of Ardbeg Ten Years Old whisky.

£1,000 or more

Corporate Supporter

A full page advert in an issue of The List, a thank you on our social channels, a year's subscription to The List, 10 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022.

£100 or more

Dishoom cookbook & Home Feast meal kit

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, the Dishoom 'From Bombay with Love' cookbook and a Dishoom 'At Home' Home Feast meal kit.

£125 or more

A Bottle of Hendrick's Gin

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a bottle of Hendrick's Gin.

£125 or more

A Bottle of Hendrick’s Orbium

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a bottle of Hendrick's Orbium.

£125 or more

Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at The Balmoral

A copy of the first issue of the new List magazine, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at Palm Court at The Balmoral.

£175 or more

A perfect day out at the Edinburgh Fringe

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022, 2 pairs of tickets to any of the shows in the 2022 Assembly Festival Programme plus a pizza and drink of your choice.

£200 or more

A Case of Tennent's Lager or Magners Irish Cider

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a case of Tennent's Lager or Magners Irish Cider.

£200 or more

Tickets to a Summer Nights Gig in August 2022

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a pair of tickets to a Summer Nights at the Bandstand gig of your choice next summer courtesy of Regular Music.

£200 or more

A Hendrick's Gin Masterclass for 4 people

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and an online gin masterclass with Sarah Berardi, Hendrick's Gin ambassador to Scotland for up to 4 people.

£250 or more

Journey of Flavour at Johnnie Walker Princes St

A year’s subscription to The List, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022, 6 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022 and a Journey of Flavour tour for up to 4 people at Johnnie Walker Princes Street including food and drinks in the 1820 rooftop bar and terrace afterwards.

£500 or more

World Cup Football Tickets - Scotland vs Ukraine

A year's subscription to The List, 10 tickets to The List Festival party in August 2022, a written credit to say thank you in our first issue of The List in 2022 and a pair of tickets to the Scotland Football World Cup play-off at Hampden in March 2022.

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