We’ve been pretty overwhelmed with the reaction to our new printed counterpart, launched earlier in the summer. Sometimes throwing caution to the wind’s a thrillingly fun thing, and it’s been great to get so much feedback from people who’ve been into our tabloid-sized, nice-papered periodical.
We’re pleased to announce the new, October issue of Almanac is now being distributed across the city, and you can pick it up in your local independent shop/restaraunt/bar/office/gallery: thousands of copies, placed in over one hundred places in Liverpool.
This month we’re taking an in-depth look at Liverpool’s obsession with the spooky: psychics, ghouls, ghost hunters, fortune tellers… just what is it about them that has such a hold on the people of the city?
We’re also taking a look at New York’s Meatpacking District – often referenced by the council when talking about the inspiration for our very own Baltic Triangle. But what are the similarities? And could the Baltic ever be our own Meatpacking District?
SevenStreets also heads to Smithdown Road to take a look at the sobering closure of many of its long-standing pubs, and we chat to legendary record producer Steve Levine about why he’s decided to set up camp in Liverpool. Plus, Berry and Rye teach us how to open a bar.
As well as all that, there’s a bumper selection of food and drink, travel recommendations, stuff to make your life a little bit better. Honestly, there’s loads.
I want to subscribe!
Well, then, you’re more than welcome. Unlike many other magazines, we pay all our lovely Almanac contributors: photographers, writers, stylists and illustrators all get cash, which is where the majority of our subscription fees go to (the rest goes into the pot so we can actually, like, print copies). As we pointed out in our Contra feature, which definitely hit a nerve within the city, business models based on not paying contributors are killing the creative industry. We don’t want to be a part of that. We want to attach a value to writing, to photography, to local press and to the city’s indie spirit. Whether you realise it or not, you’re part of that.
For just £28, you’ll get ten copies – a year’s worth – of Almanac delivered straight to your door, every month, before the publication hits the rest of the city. Bargain. As well as that, we’re also offering you deals, tickets and competitions – exclusive to Almanac subscribers – at various points throughout the year. Get involved below.