A community magazine developed with and for residents of Coxside.
Coxside Echoes is a community magazine developed with the community of Coxside. The project was developed in response to COVID-19 to find ways to connect and communicate during the pandemic. It is also intended to give people's voices a chance to be heard, to develop new skills and to grow in confidence around writing and producing community news.
Artist, graphic designer, writer and Creator of the Stonehouse Voice Alan Qualtrough collaborated with Take A Part to deliver the early stages of this project. He also mentored and supported writer and Coxside resident Katie Oborn; editing for the magazine. The Coxside magazine also partnered with community magazine the Stonehouse Voice which Alan is the Editor and creator of and edition 2 of Coxside Echoes was printed and published in partnership with the Stonehouse Voice which became the 'Stonehouse Echoes' for this print run.
During the build up to the first edition, and thanks to funds from Literature Works, Alan also ran a free online training session in writing for community members to kick start the project.
Two editions of Coxside Echoes and one of Stonehouse Echoes were created during 2020 and we're now working with the community on developing more editions as part of a collaborative community press project alongside Stonehouse and the Rame Peninsula. Online versions of all editions of the magazine are available here.
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Covid-19 fund, Literature Works, the RANK Foundation and The Heritage lottery Fund.