If you have been reading Hello Sam Goodbye Samantha for a long time, you may know that I have been a regular features writer for the Kent based WOW Magazine. It’s an arts and entertainment listings magazine, covering Medway, Maidstone and the ‘accessible beyond’.
I’ve always been so proud to be connected to the magazine, as it’s become a touchstone for the creative community in these difficult economic times, and its sleek yet approachable design has given credibility to a host of entrepreneurial endeavours.
My dear friend Emma (who has been duly requisitioned for bridesmaid duties) has skilfully grown the magazine from a petite 2,000 copies, to a massive 10,000 in early 2015. One of the problems of the physical magazine has been that we’ve only ever had room to feature local and upcoming events. There was literally no space for retrospectives, opinion pieces or reviews, let alone events from further afield.
After days and days of typing, uploading, resizing images and the odd bout of arm flailing while I try to think of the perfect sentence, WOW Kent is now here.
We want the website to become a kind of one-stop-shop for events and classes in the whole of Kent. We now have room to publish all the articles we’ve dreamed of for nearly 5 years.
I admit, I’m totally biased, but I love this darn website. It’s colourful and engaging without ever being overwhelming on the eye. It’s sleek and clean – the information we share is clearly the first priority, not the (huge and wonderful) team behind WOW or the designers. There’s still work to do, but it’s here, and you can use it now. I urge you to have a poke around, you never know what you might find!
I am absolutely chuffed to have been a part of this.