About us lot

Cheers for checking in, youth.

We're a group of journalists, illustrators, tech geeks, photographers, and graphic designers who make a monthly magazine about all the cool stuff in Nottingham. LeftLion's been abaht for over ten years now; 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 with the music, words, and characters of the city.

2013 saw Ali Emm become Editor and a small team move into Hockley offices, where the reins were handed over to Bridie Squires in 2017, and now we now kick out 12,000 copies every month and publish a load of content online. 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])

Editor-in-chief
Jared Wilson ([email protected])

Editor
Bridie Squires ([email protected])

Editorial Assistant
Emily Thursfield ([email protected])

Marketing and Sales Manager
Ash Dilks ([email protected])

Designer
Natalie Owen ([email protected])

Creative Digital Assistant
Curtis Powell ([email protected])

Videographer
Georgianna Scurfield ([email protected])

Sub Editor
Shariff Ibrahim ([email protected])

Art Editor
Alex Kuster ([email protected])

Literature Editor
LP Mills ([email protected])

Poetry Editor
Aly Stoneman ([email protected])

Stage Editors
Hazel Ward ([email protected])
Dom Henry ([email protected])

Screen Editor

Ash Carter ([email protected])

Sports Editor
Gemma Fenyn ([email protected])

Photography Editor
David Hammond ([email protected])