Established in January 2015, Kaleidoscope magazine was founded by Regan Shaw as part of The Wirral Festival of Firsts. The magazine's aim is to celebrate the creative achievements of our local schoolchildren and to promote literacy and the arts.
In December of 2015, Kaleidoscope was established as a non-profit Community Interest Company and is run by a board of six Directors.
Our online magazine runs year round and is always open to submissions. Between July of 2015 and Januray 2016, we have published 4,000 hard copies of two editions of Kaleidoscope and have been distributing them around the Merseyside. We hope to have funding to repeat this process in 2017 and beyond.
Where you can find out magazine
Free copies of our magazine are usually available in the Liverpool Central Library, Birkenhead Central Library, West Kirby Library, and the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum. We also sometimes have stock in Alder Hey Hospital, The World Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Museum, and many Wirral community libraries.
About our community activities
We have run children's literature trails, art workshops and writing workshops around the Merseyside area, including West Kirby Library, Woodchurch Whizzkids, The Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Atkinson and many more!
We are a member of the Merseyside Literature Partnership, and a member of The Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL) through our association with The Windows Project.
Get in touch to find out more.