Listings 04-04-03

RELAUNCHES

Smash Hits!

Sector: teen

Frequency: fortnightly

Price: £1.90 Publisher: Emap Performance

Circulation: 145,174

Pop magazine Smash Hits! has a new look to celebrate its 25th birthday. The title has a brighter design and each issue includes a free glossy poster book. The songwords section has also been expanded to become a separate free booklet available with each issue.

Editor: Lisa Smosarski

Contact: Smash Hits!, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF

Tel: 020 7436 1515

Website: www.smashhits.net

LAUNCHES

The Naturist Traveller

Sector: holiday/travel

Frequency: quarterly

Price: £15 (subscription only) Publisher: Tony and Angie Russell

Print run: 5,000

The Naturist Traveller is a magazine specialising in clothing optional resorts around the world. The first edition of the 32-page title looks at Hotel Vritomartis in Crete and has interviews with leading naturists. It also includes health and fitness advice from Chelsea Club fitness instructors. It is published by Tony Russell and his wife Angie. “There is a need for a naturist travel magazine,” says Russell. “What we hope for is for the Naturist Traveller to be a friendly, informative magazine which our readers can feel part of.”

Editor: Tony and Angie Russell

Website: www.naturisttraveller.co.uk

BOOKS

The Wages of Spin by Bernard Ingham

Price: £18.99

Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)

Bernard Ingham traces the history of spin from the invention of the printing press through to present-day political spin-doctoring. He gives first-hand accounts of dealings with the media as Margaret Thatcher’s press officer from 1979 to 1990.

Contact: 50 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BD

Tel: 020 7493 4361

AWARDS

Football Photography

Football photographers can compete for two new awards – football photographer of the season and shot of the season. Organised by Premiership sponsor Barclaycard, these annual awards recognise the importance of photography in football with a prize fund of £15,000 and photographic equipment. They are open to all photographers from national and regional picture desks, photographic agencies and freelances. Closing date Tuesday, 15 April. Entries must be PC-compatible photoshop files on a CD compressed to JPEG format.

Contact: Gareth Griffiths, Barclaycard Photography Awards, Lexis PR, 8 Bolsover Street, London W1W 6AB

EVENTS

Writing for Zest Magazine

Susie Whalley, features editor of Zest magazine and former Family Circle journalist, talks about the women’s health magazine market. She will also provide guidelines on submitting and writing articles for Zest and there will be a Q&A session. £5 (members free); women only.

Date: 14 April, 7.15pm (doors open from 6.30pm)

Venue: The Library, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square

Contact: 020 7498 8336 Email: pat.hindley@virgin.net

AWARDS REMINDERS

EdExcel Educational Journalism Award

Deadline: 1 May 2003

Contact: Stevie Pattison-Dick 020 7758 5508

E-mail: Stevie.Pattison-Dick@Edexcel.org.uk

Website: www.edexcel.org.uk/achievement

Visions of Science Photography Competition

Deadline: 30 May 2003

Contact: Katie Watt

Tel: 020 7613 5577

Website: www.visions-of-science.co.uk

Regional Press Awards

Deadline: 1 May 2003

Contact: Andrea Hayes, 19 Scarbrook Road, Croydon CR9 1LX

Tel: 020 8565 3056

E-mail: andreah@qpp.co.uk

LAUNCHES

Living History

Sector: history

Publisher: Origin Publishing

Price: £3.25

Living History combines the passions of history and exploration. The magazine aims to encourage the reader to go and see historical venues such as Roman forts, castles, steam railways and museums. It includes features about exhibitions and anniversaries, a “Did you Know?” section covering pub names and fashion through the ages. Every monthly issue will come with a 32-page pull-out reference guide to historical UK sites and a 12-page reviews and listings section for TV, films, books, DVDs and events. “Living History is all about bringing history to life,” says publishing director Andy Marshall. “We are picking up from a growing interest in history in this area. It is allowing people to visit and see the history in Britain. At this stage it is looking extremely promising.”

Editor: Jenny Forsyth May

Contact: Origin Publishing, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol

Email: andymarshall@originpublishing.co.uk

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