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We're a group of journalists, illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers who make a monthly magazine about all the cool stuff in Nottingham. LeftLion's been about since 2003; serving up everything from local contemporary literature, to interviews with people who review public toilets. 

Jared, Alan and Tim set up the LeftLion website back in 2003 to shout about Notts culture, and ended up publishing their first print magazine, with Shane Meadows on the cover, in 2004. Over the years loads of top creatives have been filling our pages with the diverse voices of the city.

2013 saw Ali Emm become Editor and a small team move into Hockley offices. In 2017, the reins were handed over to Bridie Squires, and then to Ashley Carter in 2019. These days, we kick out 12,000 copies every month from our base in Sneinton. 

We cover everything from gig reviews to interviews with directors, the best places to grab food in the city to deep dives into Nottingham's most obscure history. If it's about Notts, we're on it. 

You can access the whole print magazine archive online, and there's plenty of other great stuff to check out across our website.

We hope you enjoy. 


If you'd like to get in touch, drop an email to the relevant person below.
For general enquiries, use [email protected]

Technical Director
Alan Gilby ([email protected])

Jared Wilson ([email protected])

Ashley Carter ([email protected])

Assistant Editor
George White ([email protected])

Editorial Assistant
Lizzy O'Riordan ([email protected])

Marketing and Partnerships Manager
Adam Pickering ([email protected])

Natalie Owen ([email protected])

Head of Video and Photography
Curtis Powell ([email protected])

Art Editors
George Dunbar ([email protected])
Marta Tavares ([email protected])

Fashion Editor
Addie Kenogbon ([email protected])

Food Editor
Daniela Loffreda ([email protected])

Music Editors
Katie Lyle ([email protected])
Elliot Farnsworth ([email protected])

Photography Editor
Fabrice Gagos ([email protected])

Screen Editor
Jamie Morris ([email protected])

Stage Editors
Ian C Douglas ([email protected]
Dom Henry ([email protected])

Web Developer
Tom Errington ([email protected])