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We're a group of journalists, illustrators, geeks, 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 creative folk have been decking pages out 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. The magazine and website are chocka with the most proper of stuff, thanks to the support of umpteen contributors doing it for the love.

We've got everything from comic con vlogs, to the history of Watson Fothergill, interviews with buskers, gig reviews, skate photography, plus our events listings section is the most comprehensive bogger going. If it's Notts, we're on it. You can access the whole print magazine archive online, and there's a fair whack of extra gear everywhere else on the site.

Get stuck in, duck.


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
Emily Thursfield ([email protected])

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

Natalie Owen ([email protected])

Creative Digital Assistant
Curtis Powell ([email protected])

Music Editors 
Eileen Pegg ([email protected])

Stage Editor
Dom Henry ([email protected])

Sports Editor
Gemma Fenyn ([email protected])

Photography Editors
David Hammond ([email protected])
Tom Quigley ([email protected])

Web Developers
Hamza Hussain ([email protected])
Tom Errington ([email protected])