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The Skinny

‘The Skinny’ is a new free creative arts, entertainment and listings publication for Scotland. At the moment in Scotland there is no equivalent - listings information for coming events and informed comment on local music, art, film and theatre is either not comprehensive or only available at a price.

The Skinny is printed in a tabloid-size newspaper format and will be in full colour throughout. This publication offers its readers full detailed listings for a month of live music, clubs, visual art, theatre and comedy, and also previews, reviews, and features of entertainment and events in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There is an intelligent and culturally active youth market waiting for a publication such as The Skinny; Similar free magazines exist in most of the world’s major cities, and throughout Britain there are magazines of this type, but none exist in Scotland.

The Skinny is made for people who live, work and play in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and is compiled by people who are doing exactly that; ensuring that all content is as valuable to its readers as it is informative. By embedding itself firmly within the creative arts scene, the publication will also prove a catalyst to further stimulate the vibrancy of the two cities. Edinburgh’s traditional image of a conservative and well-behaved city is shattered every night of the week in bars, art galleries, clubs and venues across the capital, and this potent mix is drawing attention to Glasgow from all over Europe. All Skinny contributors are actively involved in the different cultural scenes they cover, and believe that there is an opportunity to develop this publication into a voice that can always be trusted.

The Skinny is designed to catch the imagination of the 16-34 year-olds, Scotland’s largest and fasting growing demographic, whose tastes are under-represented in the mainstream Press. The publication has sourced journalism from an expanding pool of over 50 locally based writers, photographers and illustrators, and combined with must-have listings information, in their first issue, they have created a product that is relevant to its readers, and effective for its advertisers.

Event: October 21 2005

The Skinny Launch Night at The Bastille, Argyle Arcade, Glasgow. 8pm-2am, free before 11pm.
Set to be one of the most interesting live music nights Glasgow has seen, this launch party will be held in the unique carved wood surroundings of the 17th century Bastille. The bill is packed with some genuine local live music talent such Uncle John and Whitelock – already known for their rocking tunes and charismatic psychopath frontman, along with The Flying Matchstick Men who have been slaying audiences live whenever they perform. Also playing are Bricolage, Uncle Bob, Wake the President, Invisible Jim, with Mark Robb from the Buff Club on Decks.

For further info, contact:
Sophie Kyle
Managing Editor
The Skinny

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210