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Monthly printed what’s on guide ‘in SE1’ to cease publication

The publishers of 'in SE1' the monthly local printed what's on guide have announced that issue 193, for July 2014, will be the last. The London SE1 community website is unaffected by this decision.

Monthly printed what’s on guide ‘in SE1’ to cease publication
The first and last editions of 'in SE1' - May 1998 (left) and July 2014 (right)

Its publishers, Bankside Press, have decided that the printed publication is not sustainable in its current form.

The family-run publication launched in May 1998 to provide a single point of information on arts and community events in the area.

"This has been a tough decision to take, but advertising and distribution have both become more challenging in the past year," said publisher Leigh Hatts.

"We would like to thank all our advertisers, readers and contributors over the past 16 years.

"We must also record our special thanks to Copyprints Ltd who have printed nearly one million copies of 'in SE1' since our fifth issue.

"Our long-standing advertisers such as Steel & Shamash and Frank Harris have also helped us to continue for as long as we have done."

Bankside Press will continue to publish the London SE1 community website at www.London-SE1.co.uk and the weekly SE1 Direct email bulletin.

"There are lots of things we want to do to develop and expand the website, and the closure of 'in SE1', although sad, will give us the time and space to work on new ideas," said editor James Hatts.

"We carried out a survey of readers last summer and one of the key findings was that people want a website that works as well on phones and tablets as it does on computers. That is one of our key priorities for this year.

"Our commitment to local news and information is unchanged and we are not ruling out a return to print in the future."

• The July edition of 'in SE1' is available to download at www.inSE1.co.uk and will soon be at the usual distribution points across the area.

• All the listings information included in 'in SE1' is also available online in the What's On section of this website.

• Sign up at www.London-SE1.co.uk/monthly to receive a new monthly
events bulletin by email with an emphasis on SE1 theatre and visual arts

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