Who we are and what we are doing:
We are Alys Bryan and Julia Grant, two creative friends who love the area of the South Coast we call home. We are launching a new free, independent, biannual printed magazine called South Coast Journal, for Chichester and beyond.
South Coast Journal will focus on creativity, culture and community showcasing the beauty of the area, the communities and the stories that lay within. The intention is to inspire readers and celebrate the hidden talents, individuals and places that make this part of the South Coast such a special place to be. Beautiful photography and design is key, the magazine will be perfect bound and printed locally on FSC matt stock.
All the content will be created by local writers, photographers and illustrators who have made the south coast their home. The first issue has been generously supported by all the contributors giving their time and expertise for free to get the project off the ground.
The magazine covers an area including Chichester, Emsworth, Midhurst, Petworth, Arundel and the coast, and lots of areas in between. It will be free to pick up in selected independent shops, cafes and hotels within this area.
Together we have proven track records in publishing, blogging, social media, PR and design. Over two years ago we set up Design Collective Chichester a free group connecting creative professionals in the Chichester area. The group is now at 250+ members and has has demonstrated to us what a great creative place we live in with so many stories to share. Our hope is that South Coast Journal will help raise the profile of Chichester and beyond as a creative and cultural place to live, work & visit.
There are some great rewards in return for your pledges including the opportunity to have your photo included in the content, and a beautiful exclusive print by Chichester based designer Victoria Oatway.
The story so far:
Our launch date is set for April '19. The content is in production and layouts are being planned. We have had some great support from local businesses taking the leap of faith and booking ads for the launch issue. These include Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery amongst others.
But we are not past the post yet - we really need some community support to help cover the print costs of the first issue and make the magazine a reality.
We hope you are able to help and really appreciate all pledges received.
Alys & Julia
P.S Many thanks to Ruby Pyne for putting this video together for us. And Sarah Kingston, Gillian Roe & Jonny Raby for content used in the video.