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magCulture Live is live again!

magCulture Live is live again!

magCulture’s annual conference championing the creativity at the heart of magazine culture is back in real life.

As ever, we’ll be highlighting great magazine work across art direction, editing, photography, illustration and typography, but we also want this day to be a celebration—at last, an opportunity to come together again and celebrate independent magazines.

We’re excited to be returning to our Conway Hall home for a celebratory day, focused this year on the independent magazine.

From eighties innovator Terry Jones (i-D) to today’s big successes (Kinfolk, MacGuffin) and the latest generation of new magazines, you’ll hear what powers the evergreen desire to create, publish, sell and read printed magazines. Despite all the challenges of the last year, indie publishing is stronger than ever. Join us to find out more!

We’re also excited to welcome Alex Breuer, Creative director of The Guardian, who’ll be sharing the work behind the newspaper’s new Saturday magazine, one of the biggest new launches in the UK this year.



The magCulture pop-up shop will be open on the day, along with familiar partners and other associated side events. We’re excited to be able to all come together in the hall again, to celebrate magazines and the people behind them.


First speakers confirmed
We’re delighted to confirm the following speakers will be joining us:

Alex Breuer
Creative director, The Guardian
Terry Jones

Founder, i-D magazine
(Commissioned film interview and live Q&A)
Kirsten Algera
Editor-in-chief, MacGuffin
Osman Bari
Founder, Chutney Magazine
Dan Crowe
Editor-in-chief, Port and new launch Inque
Olu Michael Odukoya
Creative director, Modern Matter
Harriet Fitch Little
Editor, Kinfolk and Editor-in-chief, Kindling
Georgeous Michael
Founder, Louche


We’ll be continuing to build the full line-up overthe coming weeks—subscribe to our We love magazines newsletter for first news and keep an eye here as we update the schedule.

Book your ticket now!

Save £30 with an Earlybird ticket, available until the end of Friday 8 October. All prices include VAT and Eventbrite fees—there are no hidden extra charges!

Student and group rates (5-10 people) are available on Eventbrite, and larger group discounts are available too—please email for further information about those.


magCulture Live, London 2021
9am—5pm on Thursday 4 November
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL.


For the first time we’ll also be offering special livestreaming for part of the event. If you’re not able to make it to London, select the livestream ticket at booking and tune in to the afternoon session, accessible via password protected link. All ticket-holders (IRL and streaming) will have access to a video of the entire day's talks.


We’ll be following both Conway Hall’s and the government’s Covid-19 guidelines; please bear in mind that advice may change as the event nears. As it stands, we’ve reduced our ticket numbers to 250 this year to ensure more space for everyone, and we ask that you please consider the following:
Before coming to the event, we ask that you do everything you can to make sure that you are not infectious. Please do a lateral flow test the day before the event—whether you are double-vaccinated or not—and bring a facemask for the day.


All speakers listed are confirmed, but we reserve the right to change the line-up for reasons beyond our control. We’re unable to refund tickets once booked.


With thanks to our partners whose support makes magCulture Live possible:


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