Huck rang in the new season and 79th edition of our magazine last week with a good old-fashioned knees up. Set at Voxonica, under two industrial-yet-homely railway arches just off East London’s Kingsland Road, it was an evening of warmth and connection – a moment of joy within an independent media landscape that has felt devoid of both in recent times.
With free-flowing beers, magazines, chocolate, and whiskey shots that tasted suspiciously like vanilla essence, the event was a chance to raise a glass to the freshly pressed issue, packed with stories of people taking control of their own narrative, and covered by the legendary Mia Khalifa.
It was also a time to celebrate Huck’s freshly revamped digital space – our new website over a year in the making – a part of which sees the relaunch of longform documentary series Huck Docs. A crowd gathered to watch the premiere screening of our upcoming ‘Queer Fighters of Ukraine’, which follows the stories of young LGBTQ+ people whose lives were upended by last year’s invasion and are now on the frontlines in the war against Russia.