Podio Magazine Preston Winter 2020

ABOUT Hello Preston and welcome to 2020!   What an end to the year it was?! A sell out Christmas Lights Switch On courtesy of Preston BID, the real Santa calling by courtesy of No.10 Hotel and over eighty thousand pounds raised for the Foxton Centre thanks to compassionate Prestonians sleeping out at Preston North…

Podio Magazine Preston Autumn 2019

ABOUT Editor’s Letter   Hello Preston, What a lovely line up of submissions we have for you this Autumn. We’ll take you from the heart of Preston’s LGBT+ community pride event to getting all green fingered in the garden. You’ll learn about the history of (and how to bake) our city’s Butter Pie courtesy of…

Podio Magazine Preston Summer 2019

ABOUT Well folks, nothing’s set in stone by a long stretch, but I feel like my time as editor here needs to come to an end in the next year – or that I, at least, need to start sharing this task with a Preston-based Deputy Editor. My firstsemester teaching in Thailand ended in March,…

Podio Preston Spring 2019.

Podio Magazine Preston Spring 2019

ABOUT Editors Letter   Since I’m no longer in the UK, as part of my research for this edition I’ve had to fl ip through old copies of Podio Preston to try to keep the diversity of content in check. I have to say, printed magazines (and the digital versions too) are pretty special aren’t…

Podio Magazine Preston Winter 2018

ABOUT Editors Letter   (I write, as I lay in my rocking chair in the 30 degree heat…)   Here’s to a Fab festive season! Remember, if you feel isolated or down at any point, call our friends at the Samaritans – we’ve slipped in one of their campaign posters on the inside rear cover.…

Podio Magazine Preston Autumn 2018

ABOUT Editors Letter   This is the last time I’ll write an Editor’s letter whilst on British soil. I shall be overseeing (at least) the next few editions from my new home in Thailand (find out more about the plans in the centre page spread of this edition).   It’s funny that, as I prepare…

Podio Magazine Preston Summer 2018

ABOUT Editors Letter   Another season, another edition of our positive pocket sized publication! The theme of our first 2018 edition was mental health, the last was geared towards physical health and now our summer one places particular focus on collaboration or, rather, acknowledging and offering a platform to those who significantly support us.  …

Podio Magazine Preston Spring 2018

ABOUT Editors Letter   If our winter edition was Mental Health heavy, prepare for your physical health to be under the spotlight this Spring. We’ve got great tips & inspirational stories about getting fit – Check out the back page for up to ten chances to win nearly a thousand pounds worth of online personal…

Podio Magazine Preston Winter 2017

ABOUT A look at mental health   How are you doing this festive season? How have you felt for the past few weeks? Honestly. Stressed? Depressed? Full of excitement & joy..?   Since our last edition, it’s been World Mental Health Day. Also, given the time of year, Seasonal Affective Disorder may have been a…

Podio Magazine Preston Pride Special 2017

ABOUT Hello & welcome to our Preston Pride edition of Podio!   In case you weren’t aware, Preston Pride is a free community event that takes over the city’s Flag Market every September. Fully volunteer-led, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender event is run by community members and funded by local organisations that choose to…