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Help take Nottingham's 10-year-old magazine monthly. We want to raise £10,000 to cover 1-year of print costs. We have awesome rewards!
Help take Nottingham's 10-year-old magazine monthly. We want to raise £10,000 to cover 1-year of print costs. We have awesome rewards!
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LeftLion Magazine is put together in Nottingham, UK by a host of local designers, writers, photographers, illustrators and grammar pedants.

We've been running for over 10 years. We print 10,000 copies every two months and dish them out free to 300+ venues in Nottingham. People around the city love what we do and each issue runs out quickly! So we want to do more.

To celebrate over a decade in print, we want to go monthly. That would mean we publish almost twice as many issues from us in a year (We say 'almost' because we're planning on doing 11 issues with a bumper Dec-Jan edition - even our lot deserve Christmas off).

But to start this off, we need a leg-up. We are asking our readers - and those with a bit of cash and a passing interest - to help us raise £10,000 to cover the additional cost of printing those extra monthly issues for one year.

We like to think we've made a big contribution to Nottingham's cultural and creative scene, which is probably evident by some of the awesome rewards people like singer Jake Bugg, author Alison Moore and John Blanche from Games Workshop have donated to this campaign (see below).

If everyone who has picked up one of our issues in the last year donated a quid then we’d be more than sorted. But if you can afford more, then we definitely won’t pass it up. Did we mention your hair looks well good today too?

NOW CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AWESOME REWARDS WE HAVE TO OFFER:

£23 - Notts What I Call Music CD Compilation (19 of our favourite Notts tunes)
£23 - Notts What I Call Music CD Compilation (19 of our favourite Notts tunes)

 

£30 - LeftLion 'Nottingham Underground' Tea Towel
£30 - LeftLion 'Nottingham Underground' Tea Towel

 

£31 - Signed copy of Nick Parkhouse's 101 Forgotten Pop Hits Of The 1980s
£31 - Signed copy of Nick Parkhouse's 101 Forgotten Pop Hits Of The 1980s

 

£40 - Ltd edition Si Mitchell Optimus Prime and Sid Vicious prints and other stuff
£40 - Ltd edition Si Mitchell Optimus Prime and Sid Vicious prints and other stuff

 

£55 - Your face on our cover: Above is a previous Rikki Marr cover.
£55 - Your face on our cover: Above is a previous Rikki Marr cover.

 

£47 - Signed double album set from Gallery 47
£47 - Signed double album set from Gallery 47

 

£48 - Signed tour poster from Indiana + other stuff
£48 - Signed tour poster from Indiana + other stuff

 

£49 - Signed album and pint glass set from Sleaford Mods
£49 - Signed album and pint glass set from Sleaford Mods

 

£45 - Signed 'Forget Me Not' CD from Harleighblu
£45 - Signed 'Forget Me Not' CD from Harleighblu

                          £65 - A signed banadana from UFC MMA fighter Dan Hardy 

£70 - A year's membership to Broadway Cinema and an invite to a 10-person screening of a classic Notts film
£70 - A year's membership to Broadway Cinema and an invite to a 10-person screening of a classic Notts film

 

£75 - Signed Jeanie Finlay DVD and other stuff package
£75 - Signed Jeanie Finlay DVD and other stuff package

 

       
£85 - Signed copies of Nicola Monaghan's The Killing Jar, Starfishing and The Haunted
£85 - Signed copies of Nicola Monaghan's The Killing Jar, Starfishing and The Haunted

 

£90 - Signed copies of Alison Moore's He Wants, The Lighthouse and The Pre-War House
£90 - Signed copies of Alison Moore's He Wants, The Lighthouse and The Pre-War House

 

£99 - Game of Thrones Series 1 DVD signed by Joe Dempsie (Gendry)
£99 - Game of Thrones Series 1 DVD signed by Joe Dempsie (Gendry)

 

£100 - Signed Jake Bugg Shangri La album
£100 - Signed Jake Bugg Shangri La album

 

£110 - Art prints by illustrators Nick Chaffe, Ian Carrington, Kid30, Rob White & Chris Summerlin
£110 - Art prints by illustrators Nick Chaffe, Ian Carrington, Kid30, Rob White & Chris Summerlin

 

£120 - Exclusive signed and numbered John Blanche (Games Workshop) cover print
£120 - Exclusive signed and numbered John Blanche (Games Workshop) cover print

 

£150 - An almost complete set of LeftLion magazines from the archives
£150 - An almost complete set of LeftLion magazines from the archives

 

£200 - Home dining experience for you and five friends from Beccy's Global Kitchen
£200 - Home dining experience for you and five friends from Beccy's Global Kitchen

 

                                                                     
£250 - A gig in your living room by I'm Not From London
£250 - A gig in your living room by I'm Not From London
£275 - Star in your own movie poster with Video Mat (aka White Dolemite)
£275 - Star in your own movie poster with Video Mat (aka White Dolemite)

 

                          
£300 - Six month's free entry for you and a friend to every gig at The Maze
£300 - Six month's free entry for you and a friend to every gig at The Maze

 

 
£500 - Byron Clough canvas by Rikki Marr
£500 - Byron Clough canvas by Rikki Marr

 

£1000 - Signed 5ft x 2ft portrait of Sir Paul Smith in his office
£1000 - Signed 5ft x 2ft portrait of Sir Paul Smith in his office

 

£1500 - Become an Honourary President of LeftLion
£1500 - Become an Honourary President of LeftLion

 

Risks and challenges

The risk of us not being able to fulfil a monthly magazine is minimal. We already have more than enough content on our website to do this already. In ten years of printing magazines we have never missed a deadline. We are highly confident that this level of professionalism will continue. When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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  • Yes, we will be issuing a certificate of authenticity with all signed goods. More than that, however, where possible we will be trying to get the goods personally signed to you (ie "To Tom, love Harleighblu") and we will be trying to take photos or videos of the people signing them so that you have a digital memory of it happening too. We can't guarantee this for all of the goods, but most of them.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    A big THANKS DUCKEH on our Facebook and Twitter + a printed copy of our monthly mag (collect from 300-odd venues around Nottingham).

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    Early bird: YOUR NAME PRINTED IN OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE + digital copy + thanks on FB and Twitter.

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    YOUR NAME PRINTED IN OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE + digital copy + thanks on FB and Twitter.

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    YOUR NAME PRINTED IN OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE + POSTAL COPY + #KICKLEFTLION PIN BADGE + digital copy + thanks on FB and Twitter.

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    Pledge £23 or more About $38

    A 19-track LeftLion 'NOTTS WHAT I CALL MUSIC' CD + all of the above.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $50

    A LEFTLION TEA TOWEL+ all of the above.

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    Pledge £31 or more About $52

    Signed copy of 101 FORGOTTEN POP HITS OF THE 1980S by LeftLion writer Nick Parkhouse + NWICM CD + Name in the mag + #kickleftlion pin badge.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $67

    DON'T OBEY PACK: A4 prints of Optimus Prime and Sid Vicious by LeftLion and Don't Obey illustrator Si Mitchell + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $75

    Early bird: YOUR FACE ON OUR COVER! Send us a selfie and longtime collaborator Rikki Marr will draw an A4 caricature of you, which will also feature on the cover of our November issue + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $75

    HARLEIGHBLU ALBUM: A signed 'Forget Me Not' album from our soul singer friend Harleighblu + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £47 or more About $78

    GALLERY 47 SET: Signed copies of 'All Will Be Well' and 'Dividends' albums from our folk singer friend Gallery 47 (straight off his tour with Paul Weller) + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £48 or more About $80

    INDIANA SIGNED TOUR POSTER: A signed tour poster from our friend Indiana + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    SLEAFORD MODS PINT GLASS & ALBUM SET: A signed copy of 'Divide and Exit' + A pint glass that Jason has personally scribbled cocks on with a marker pen + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $83

    ONE YEAR LEFTLION POSTAL SUBSCRIPTION + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $92

    YOUR FACE ON OUR COVER! Send us a selfie and longtime collaborator Rikki Marr will draw an A4 caricature of you, which will also feature on the cover of our November issue + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $108

    SIGNED DAN HARDY BANDANA: A signed bandana from our rock solid friend Dan Hardy of MMA and UFC fame + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    FILM GURU PACKAGE: 1 YEARS MEMBERSHIP AT BROADWAY CINEMA + AN INVITE TO AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE NOTTINGHAM FILMS WITH GUESTS INTRODUCING IT + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    JEANIE FINLAY PACKAGE: Our friend Jeanie is an awesome local film-maker. You get a signed Goth Cruise DVD + Signed Sound It Out DVD, vinyl poster, badge and stickers + Signed The Great Hip Hop Hoax DVD and stickers + A pair of tickets to Nottingham premieres of upcoming films Pantomime and Orion + tea towel + pin badge + your name in the mag.

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    NICOLA MONAGHAN SET: Nicola is an ace Notts-based author, who's been likened to Irvine Welsh. You get signed copies of her three books ('The Killing Jar', 'Starfishing' and 'The Haunted') + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    ALISON MOORE SET: Alison is a booker-shortlisted author. You get signed copies of her three books ('He Wants', 'The Lighthouse' and 'The Pre-War House') + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    JAKE BUGG ALBUM: He's only gone and become bleddy world-famous! Jake Bugg headlined the second stage at Glastonbury this year, but he hasn't forgotten his roots. You get a signed 'Shangri La' album + the NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    WINTER IS COMING DUCK: DVD box set of Game of Thrones Series One, signed by actor Joe Dempsie (Gendry) with the words 'Winter is coming duck' written on it - We only have one of these + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    FIVE EXCLUSIVE ART PRINTS: Drawn by LefLion illustrators Rob White, Nick Chaffe, Chris Summerlin, Kid30 and Ian Carrington and printed on high-quality A4 card + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    JOHN BLANCHE PRINT: Our friend John Blanche is the seminal artist of Games Workshop, who did our Issue 55 cover. You get a signed and numbered A2 artwork print + the NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    LEFTLIBRARY: An almost complete archive set of printed copies of LeftLion magazine (excluding issues 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 and 26 which we can only give you digitally as we have run out). These are the last copies in our archives and won't be printed again + NWICM CD + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    HOME DINING EXPERIENCE: Our culinary friends at Beccy's Global Kitchen, will come to your home and cook a 5 course vegan-friendly meal for 6 people. If you live outside of Notts you will need to cover transport costs too. + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    A GIG IN YOUR LIVING ROOM: Our friends at I'm Not From London will rock up at your house with a PA, an act from their roster and some refreshments. You invite all your friends round and have a big party. If you live outside Notts we'll have to charge travel costs too + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    FILM POSTER SHOOT: Our friend Video Mat (aka White Dolemite) makes awesome film posters. You get a personal photoshoot with you (and a friend if you wish) in Nottingham to create a gangster, comedy or blaxploitation film poster. You'll get an A2 print to frame and stick on your wall after. + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    VIP ACCESS TO THE MAZE: You and a friend can go to every gig and event at The Maze, Nottingham, free for 6 months. Not only that, but they'll also frame a photo of you in their rock'n'roll hall of fame in the bar alongside Jimi Hendrix and Ozzie Osborne. + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    BYRON CLOUGH CANVAS: A hybrid of Lord Byron and Brian Clough, painted by our friend Rikki Marr. There are currently only 3 canvas prints of this in existence. We're creating 10 more for this campaign + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,668

    SIR PAUL SMITH SIGNED PRINT: You get a 5ft x 2ft signed photograph of Nottingham-born global fashion icon Sir Paul Smith in his office, taken by LeftLion contributor David Baird. Sir Paul is signing these on Friday 5 September, so if you buy this before then we can ask him if he can make it out personally to you or your company + NWICM CD + tea towel + #KickLeftLion badge + name in the mag.

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    HEY BIG SPENDER: Do you fancy becoming an Honourary President of LeftLion? You will be immortalised in our magazine with your name listed in every future issue of LeftLion + a ten-year postal subscription + a guarantee you will appear in at least one future cover photoshoot. + all the unsigned merchandise + an invite to our Christmas party.

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Funding period

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