Hope Valley Journal is a beautifully-designed quarterly print magazine that celebrates the best of the Hope Valley. Not your average ad-filled 'local magazine', the Journal is instead a thing to be treasured, with over 100 pages of words, illustration and photography from talented contributors who have been inspired by this wonderful corner of Derbyshire.
We don't need to tell you that this beautiful corner of the Peak District is a very special place. The millions of people who visit every year are a bit of a clue. But for many of us lucky to live here, the sheer beauty of the place can often be relegated to a backdrop for our day-to-day lives.
The idea of the Hope Valley Journal is to allow us to stop for a while and take in the wonders that surround us: the landscapes, the wildlife, the plants, the people. To celebrate this wonderful place through equally wonderful words and images. To learn more about the surroundings we may have taken for granted. To see our home through the eyes of those it has inspired for generations.
The magazine will cover the Hope Valley postal district, including Edale, Castleton, Hope, Bradwell, Brough, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford, Calver, Foolow, Eyam and Stoney Middleton.
This is not your normal local magazine – our plan is to make the Hope Valley Journal a thing to be treasured. We won't be cramming the pages with advertisements, but plan to primarily fund the limited print run of each quarterly issue by selling subscriptions to those of you wanting to be inspired over and over again by the wonderful Hope Valley. We will also be working with a number of stockists in the valley where it will be possible to buy the latest issue of the Hope Valley Journal.
Each quarterly issue of the Hope Valley Journal will feature over 100 beautifully-designed pages of illustrated features, themed around each season. The focus will be on celebrating local nature, landscape, people and culture with high quality writing and vivid photography and illustration. We will be inviting writers, artists and photographers – both from the valley and further afield – to be inspired by the valley and contribute their work to the magazine.
We want The Hope Valley Journal to be treasured and collected, so each issue will be printed on high quality, thick paper to really enhance the design and images.
When will the Hope Valley Journal be published?
The first issue of the Journal will be the Spring 2019 edition, with an April publication date.
The magazine will then be published quarterly, tying in with the seasons.
How will we spend the money?
Our £1,800 goal will go towards editorial, printing and postage costs for the first two issues of the Hope Valley Journal.
Risks and challenges
There are minimal risks involved with this project.
We have already produced a sample issue of the Hope Valley Journal, and much of the content will be used in the first full issue. We have already worked with the printer on this, so we're up to speed with the exact costs of our first full print-run.
There is the possibility of a small delay in publication date, if collating the content takes longer than expected, but this is unlikely as we have already produced our sample issue in a limited time frame.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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