Lauren Holmes & Nicola Priest with Joe Hunt, Workshop at Whitstable Biennale 2018. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale

Lauren Holmes & Nicola Priest with Joe Hunt, Workshop at Whitstable Biennale 2018. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale

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Ania Bas
The Armpit

October 2018 – April 2019

The Gr@nd Healthy Living Centre

Session dates:
4, 11, 18, 25 October 2018
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2018
6, 13, 20 December 2018
24 January – outing in Gravesend TBC, 4-6pm
14 Feb – Armpit content session, 4-6pm
19 Feb – Trip to London to visit OOMK at Rabbits Road Press – all day
20 Feb – residential – times TBA
7th March – Armpit content session 4-6pm

Whose lives are ‘lifestyle’ magazines about?
Are they records of the now or manifestos for our future?
Who gets to tell the stories about who they are and where they live, what language do they use and whose image do they represent?
What is it actually like growing up in ‘the armpit’ of Kent right now?

From October 2018 artist Ania Bas is working in collaboration with young people at The Gr@nd Healthy Living Centre in Gravesend – often cruelly referred to as ‘the armpit of Kent’ in mainstream newspapers – to co-create a new lifestyle magazine. The magazine will be led and created entirely by people aged 16 to 25 showcasing their writing, photography and illustrations: exploring their interests, hopes, fears and plans for the future. It will include local gossip, fashion and music, unknown histories and new developments in the area. Over two years the group will work on every aspect of the magazine from content, to design and production, deciding how and where to distribute it.

If you want to be a part of imagining and co-producing what a new kind of lifestyle magazine could look and feel like, with other people your age – join the sessions every Thursday 4pm to 7pm. In the sessions you will learn how to interview people, edit your text and layout images, what goes into high quality print and how to get people to read it. There will be an additional evening once a month with a specially invited industry professional to talk to you about their work and consult on the publication: who is invited is up to you. Open to anyone living in Gravesend and the surrounding area aged 16 to 25, no experience necessary, all abilities welcome.

If you have access requirements or need support with travel money to reach us – please let us know when you register your interest.

Address of the Gr@nd:
26 King Street
DA12 2DU

To register your interest email:

Supported by the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

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