listening to Communities

For the last year or so we have been spoken with and learned from many diverse voices about what an alternative tabloid for Newcastle and it's surrounding region could be.

We have hosted workshops and held meetings with mental health groups, women’s groups and anti-racism movements. We have learnt from existing alternative media groups, The Bristol Cable, Bella Caledonia and South Leeds Life.

Our most adventurous activity, as yet, has been the recently concluded 'Do It Ourselves Journalism' course, which took place at The Recovery College Collective and enabled 40+ people to learn various aspects of ‘citizen; and ‘do it ourselves’ journalism.

We will continue to deliver workshops throughout the North East, if you would like us to come to deliver a workshop with a group you are involved with, please email us at