About us

Open Up magazines are a voice for South Manchester: its people, its community organisations and its thriving independent businesses. We love South Manchester and so do our readers.

There’s always something going on: we’re surrounded by committed, creative and passionate people, all helping to make ours the best part of one of the best cities in the world.

At Open Up, we cover local arts, culture and community events; we celebrate our urban villages and champion our community heroes. We also feature grass-roots sport and share the fascinating histories of where we live.

It’s all about life with a local focus; tailored to our readers’ tastes. Health and beauty; families; homes and gardens; life outdoors; food and drink, and more.

Everything you need to get the most from life in South Manchester.

Open Up provides an affordable platform for retailers, tradespeople, local services and groups to advertise locally. We work closely with local Traders Associations and know that it’s that diverse range of small businesses and independent traders that make our town unique.

We cover – and uncover – what makes our South Manchester neighbourhoods distinctive and special.

Our two titles

Open Up Chorlton 

10,000 copies.
Delivered door-to-door in Chorlton and in shops, bars, libraries and cafes for visitors to pick up.

Open Up South Manchester

10,000 copies.
Delivered door-to-door in parts of Didsbury, with magazines in shops, bars and cafes across a wider area, including Didsbury, Withington, The Heatons, Northenden, Stretford, Old Trafford, Urmston, Sale, Altrincham, Hale, Timperley and Gatley.

You can also find us in Sainsbury’s in Urmston, Altrincham and Sale; the Tesco Superstore in East Didsbury; Tesco Metro in Northenden;  Tesco Extra in Altrincham and Stretford; and Asda Superstore in Altrincham.

We publish each magazine six times a year.

 Edition Covering Deadline
JanuarySouth Manchester 5 December
FebruaryChorlton 5 January
MarchSouth Manchester 5 February
AprilChorlton 5 March
MaySouth Manchester5 April
JuneChorlton5 May
JulySouth Manchester 5 June
AugustChorlton5 July
SeptemberSouth Manchester 5 August
OctoberChorlton5 September
NovemberSouth Manchester 5 October
DecemberChorlton5 November

If you’ve a story to tell or something to sell, let us help you do it. Just get in touch