As OnTheWight reported last week, a new youth magazine, Rocket Fuel, will be launched on Saturday night at Quay Arts.
The team behind the new mag share the official word. Ed
An exciting new magazine and Website aimed towards young Isle of Wight creatives, named ‘Rocket Fuel’, is being launched at the Quay Arts Centre on Saturday 9th April.
The magazine and Website will feature articles, stories, poems, interviews, fashion features and photoshoots, artwork, and upcoming events which cover a wide range of topics, but generally giving advice and commenting on life as Island teenagers.
Over 60 young people involved
‘Rocket Fuel’ is managed, edited, marketed, and created by a collaboration of over 60 young people living and studying across the Isle of Wight.
The magazine is aimed at young people between the ages of 13-20, as well as parents and those interested in the arts on the Isle of Wight.
Guests will be issued with an exclusive copy of the new magazine and a goody bag at arrival to the launch and will be entertained throughout the evening by a myriad of young local Island bands and musicians including; Dreamer Joe, FURTHERMORE (pictured), Lucille Effect, Reminders, Fox Rawding, Asbestos and Jack Barnes.
17 year old David McGregor, the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, said,
“We’re all so excited to be launching the first edition of this highly anticipated magazine.
“It’s been an amazing journey for all of us – from the initial frenzy of deciding to take on such a huge project back in January, to the dawning realisation at 4am last week when we finally had a finished product.”
Liv Graves (15), Deputy Music editor for the magazine says,
“I feel even more welcomed into my group of friends and it really has amazed me how much of an impact a group of kids can have.
“The days that I’ve spent among these people, doing mad things like this with them, will inspire me for a long time.”
Invaluable support for the magazine has come from local Islanders of all ages, which has included our advertisers (A.J Wells and Sons, Mike’s School of Motoring, McGregors Barbers, Quay Arts Centre and Howard Hardiman), and those who’ve offered their advice, experience and expertise (Emily Giblett, Jack Whitewood, Dee Becker and Stephen Baxter).