Freckle is a space for slow journalism – for stories that delve into the landscapes of Northern Ireland and beyond to better understand how people see the world and their place in it. There is a beautiful diversity of responses to these deeper questions we have been asking of people over the summer, and it has been food for the soul to spend time with some of the most curious, thought- provoking people in this beautiful, complicated place we live in. After much collecting, collating, photographing and editing, we bring you issue three of Freckle!
We celebrated its presence in the world with a night in Boundary Beer brewery on an autumnal night in East Belfast. It was magical to see the community that is being cultivated around this little independent, ad-free magazine that seeks to shed light on the positive things going on in this place. A big thanks to Matthew from Boundary Beer and Mike from Mikes Fancy Cheese for providing the nourishment, live music from Victor Henriquez and all the volunteers who helped out in many ways.
We hope you enjoy reading the stories in this issue, hopefully curled up somewhere warm and calm.
You can now pre-order Freckle’s second issue on the website, here! Issue two will be available from Saturday 20th June: but we'll be posting out pre-orders next Thursday, so they can chase you to your door as you get ready for the launch party :o) We hope you're as excited as us. Here are some preview spreads to get you in the mood ...
The first issue launched at the end of January 2015 and we have been busy running, cycling, training and driving around distributing the magazines ever since. The last three weeks have been a little overwhelming, with a huge amount of interest in the first issue that we did not expect but are very grateful for. We have been loving the e-mails, messages and reviews coming in, and your kind words are encouraging us onwards. If you have not got a response yet please be patient ... we look forward to replying properly soon!
To buy issue one online click here.
31st January 2015
The first issue is here!
Over the next few weeks we will posting out to our lovely crowdfunding supporters and distributing the first ever issue of Freckle to stockists around Northern Ireland. To buy it on our website, click here.
Christmas Eve 2014
On Christmas Eve 2014, our crowdfunding campaign finished, with a humbling 178 backers raising £5,936 so we can print the first issue of Freckle magazine in January 2015. We are delighted, and all of us at Freckle would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who have pledged your hard earned money, to those who shared the message to friends and family and to all of you who have shared the love. You all have helped Freckle become a reality. We're resting up for a few days over Christmas but we'll be back at work soon to bring you our first ever edition of Freckle in late January 2015.
Rest, breathe, smile, eat, relax and go slowly.
Freckle is an independently published magazine dedicated to celebrating the people and landscapes of Northern Ireland and beyond. We need your support to print the first issue of Freckle magazine, due in January 2015. If you want to donate on our Kickstarter page, click here
You can now pre-order Freckle’s second issue on the website! They will be available from Saturday 20th June: but we'll be posting out pre-orders next Thursday, so they can chase you to your door as you get ready for the launch party :o) We hope you're as excited as us. Here are some preview spreads to get you in the mood ...