The Luminaries Arts and Culture Magazine -  Slow Magazine Journalism for Cultural Impact

The Luminaries Magazine is a leading independent arts and culture magazine for the love of magazine journalism and storytelling for cultural and social impact. We have certified Social Enterprise status with Social Enterprise UK.  Our focus is iconic interviews,  film, drama, books, slow fashion, music and the world at large edited by iconic, former Times journalist Alison Jane Reid. We also cover organic, biodynamic, artisanal slow food and wine and regenerative mind, body and health.

AJ has an illustrious 25-year track record interviewing icons for  The Times, Sunday Times, You, The Lady, Red, The  Independent, Country Life, ES,  Orient Express Magazine, Red, Illustrated London News Group and Mirror Group Newspapers.

Alison Jane is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the professional body for journalists, the prestigious Society of Authors and Social Enterprise UK.

We are here to delight the cultured and intelligent reader who appreciates old and new school journalism with ethics, integrity and fun and wants to be part of our incredible global magazine community.

Alison Jane, our journalist founder wanted to create an unashamedly glamorous, intelligent culture magazine for the discerning, intelligent reader who yearns to be captivated and entertained whilst also discovering ways to slow down, watch an unforgettable film or drama, read a novel, cook and support a clever circular world from the arts to food and fashion.  Our readers and audience are educated, smart, aspirational, authentic and interested in being part of our magazine community and inspirational new live and recorded culture show.

Our passion is for authentic journalism, great storytelling and the ability to write and broadcast to a global audience. Alison Jane Reid, our founder and editor has a twenty-year track record on national newspapers and colour supplements, including a decade at The Times Magazine as a feature writer interviewing icons and national treasures.

She is renowned for her rare ability to draw her interview subjects out and reveal what really makes them tick from Sir David Attenborough to Sir Roger Moore, Colin Morgan, the Stars of Downton Abbey, John Simpson,  Iman,  Brian May,  Naomi Watts and Rose Byrne.   AJ’s other passions are writing about fashion, collecting sumptuous junk and fripperies and championing the slow, sustainable fashion movement. AJ also loves writing about organic and local food and reinventing favourite recipes for decadent, guilt-free delicious,  real food cooking.

Enjoy AJ’s interviews, comment pieces and letters and become part of the wonderful community we are creating around the globe. We are also building our team of talented guest contributors. We have a stable of specialist contributors covering - books, costumes and the history of fashion, functional medicine, social impact money and investing, mental health,  and wellness.

Alison Jane is also passionate about championing journalism. So far she has personally mentored more than 35 undergraduates and graduates into careers in journalism, pr, marketing and the arts. Help us do more.

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