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Beings: Nottingham Goes Global

Gavin Williams
Thu 16 Nov, 2017

Nottingham has always been a global city, and an aspiring young publisher has decided to tell stories of others around the world. At a time it seems that nations are increasingly insular, this seems more vital than ever. Gareth Williams tells us more:

Beings is a new independent print publication about travel, focussing on the people we meet in new places.

 Travel can really broaden your mind. But it’s about more than ticking sites off a list or following a guide book. The truly unique and enriching experiences often come through the local people you meet. People give you an insight into a place which you couldn’t get otherwise.

 Cholitas in Bolivia, salarymen in Japan, children in Cambodia. Chefs in India and liars in Cuba. The weird and the wonderful, the funny and the say. Were all so different. Yet we often share a connection.

 So Beings is a collection of stories, photos and illustrations which explore this theme. The real-life people in the publication are funny, serious, heartwarming and heartbreaking. And from all over the world.

 In the age of Brexit and travel bans, this is a celebration cultural difference. Going to different places helps us meet people who aren’t like us. And that’s a good thing.

 Why print? 

 These are well-written stories from different people who have made a connection with someone from across the world. These are beautiful photos and illustrations that capture the excitement of discovering a new place with the help of a local.

 They deserve to be more than content for just another travel blog. They deserve to be more than just something else we scroll past on our social feeds.

 And our readers - people who love travelling and reading new stories - deserve to hold something physical in their hands which they can enjoy, free from distraction.

 Engaging stories, beautiful illustration and eye-catching photography brought together through great design. That’s how Beings will tell the human side of travel.

 The crowdfunding campaign will help fund the printing and distribution of the magazine. We’re also hoping to raise as much money as possible to make this a longer-term project, with more issues in the future. 

You can pre-order Beings magazine for £7. We also have some great incentives for those who want to pledge a bit more, including a selection of beautiful prints and an exclusive invitation to a Beings travel-themed supper club.

Back the Beings crowdfunding page now: http://bit.ly/2ziAks4


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