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Preview New arts magazine for Leeds

Look out for the new Juice arts magazine

Preview: New arts magazine for Leeds

Here at Leeds Guide, we think it’s great news that a new Leeds-based arts mag will launch in the city this month. The Juice Magazine is the latest independently-published ‘zine to put a spotlight on all the wonderful things going on in Leeds’ dynamic and quirky art world.

The Juice Magazine is put together by a group of graduates and students who have a background in the arts. They say their decision to launch their own magazine was born from “a collective dislike of the nine to five, rejection letters and the jobcentre, and a genuine love of the art world”.

The focus of the magazine is to represent and support emerging talent in Leeds and the wider area. “We want to celebrate the vibrant culture our city has to offer and encourage more involvement in the arts,” they write.

The team behind Juice say they’ve been “working very hard these past few months” to get the publication up and running. The launch party will take place on Wednesday 15 September at the Roast Café – and will be a chance to showcase the very first issue, Part-time Job, Full-time Artist. Copies of the magazine will be freely available, and the team will be on hand if you want to find out how to get involved or fancy a natter.

“For our first issue we’ve taken inspiration from our own position in life and chosen a theme to reflect this – Part-time Job, Full-time Artist, writes the editor, Lois Whitehead. Some of the questions asked in the issue include: “How do we manage life as an artist and support the creative path we choose? Do we compromise on our ideals to sustain an art practice? Are there specific qualities that can separate one art graduate and elevate them to success, whilst their contemporaries struggle to make ends meet?”

The next Juice issue covers the topic of the science of art. To contribute, email the.juice@live.co.uk

The Roast Cafe, 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds, LS1 4BN

Posted on Friday 17th September 2010

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