So, after months of endlessly complaining that I still don’t have a job… I do! I’ve been working for The River Magazine for a couple of moths now, and I can honestly say that this slim book of glossy A4 pages has grown rather close to my heart.
The magazine is a complimentary quarterly publication which promotes the most interesting people, events and businesses in SE1, but we’re soon to be expanding to include much more of London.
With sections on Culture, Food & Drink, Property, Business, Style and one just For The Soul, there’s always plenty to do!
The April – June issue is currently available in cafes, hotels, bars, salons and a range of businesses in SE1 and articles include afternoon tea London Bridge Hotel, an interview with the Shard’s choice florist Igloo Flowers, the BFI British film season, the fascinating life of Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd and a chat with Globe actor, James Garnon – oh and not forgetting our token celebrity David Cameron, joining Brigade bar on Tooley Street.
Working with The River has allowed me to meet all sorts of people I wouldn’t have otherwise, and I think that after a dismal spell of monotonous job hunting had slightly destroyed me, it’s given my confidence levels a bit of a kick. It’s just nice to feel useful, isn’t it?
Norman Ackroyd and James Garnon were two of the people I interviewed for this issue, and both showed such boundless passion for their work it really was contagious. Norman may live in central London but is preoccupied with the most extreme edges of Britain – always seeking the highest, furthest, oldest point…
James, or Jimmy, is a well seasoned Globe actor and for his ninth season at the Globe is taking on The Tempest’s Caliban. He is enthralled by the role, and I can’t wait for the play to open on the 2nd May. He’s a powerful actor famed for bold performances, interspersed with quirky subtleties to create truly captivating characters.
Our Cover image is from photographer Rebecca Parker, who uses locations in the West Midlands for touching wedding fashion photography. Her works bears more similarity to fine art photography than fashion – filled with emotion and utterly evocative.
If you’d like a copy, then take a stroll around London Bridge and you should be able to find yourself a copy to skim over with a coffee. We’ll be putting the most recent edition online very soon, but for now you can see our previous two editions here: http://www.therivermagazine.co.uk/
If you’d like to advertise with us then contact us via the website; or if you’re an artist looking for publicity then we do have a page titled The Gallery on which we feature artists, drop us an email if you’d like to know more.