Happy Birthday To Us

Happy Birthday To Us

This Autumn, yours truly finally came of as we we hit our 18th birthday and celebrated in style at Leicester’s newest go to champagne and wine bar; 45 St Martin’s .

Invited guests from all stages of the magazine’s history gathered to celebrate over fizz, cocktails and canapes before SIXTY9 founder Kevin and Jonathan Fraser Urquhart cut what must have been the world’s most amazing chocolate cake.

What started off as a drunken conversation in a questionable bar in Leicester quickly became a publishing reality, albeit rough round the edges. We like to think it had charm and personality from the off. It also suited a purpose: connecting readers to the very best of the Midlands in terms of fashion, clubbing, socialising, arts and all things in between. What started off as a bit of a fanzine is now three magazines, a PR and Event company and an online marketing machine that reaches over 850,000 readers a month.

As part of the celebrations, we launched a series of competitions over the magazine’s massive online and social media presence offering readers the chance to win 18 days of prizes from 18 of the Midlands’ hottest brands, worth over £2000. Were you a lucky winner?

Images by Steve Smith