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Issue one of The Dilettante Magazine is now available!


Created for the artists, amateurs, outsiders and culture magpies of the world, The Dilettante offers a delightful escape from the banality of modern life. Full of riveting history, creative inspiration and sensible nonsense, this is a paper and ink feast for curious minds.

- Buy the digital version here.
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- Buy issue two here!


Our first issue features...

• The Hand of Ithell: female surrealists Leonora Carrington and Ithell Colquhoun 
• Do It Yourself: The Magic of Indie Publishing 
• Patrick Leigh Fermor: The Chap Who Walked to Greece 
•  Mrs Chippy: Ship's Cat on the Infamous Shackleton Expedition 
• The Art of Building a Creative Routine 
• Confessions of a Swan Eater - a surreal tale of carnivery 
• Albums as Art & The Death of the Longplay
• Miss Onion's Exquisite Finds 
• Creative Confabs: featuring our favourite contemporary artists 
• Agony! Your problems solved with Professor Elemental 
• England & The Octopus: Peacehaven, Portmeirion and Personal Paradise 
• Death in the Afternoon: The History of the Cocktail 
• Plus LOTS more!

The Dilettante Magazine Issue One

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