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About us

About Us

WhatsOn is a progressive international media network. Our values are: diversity, equality, participation and solidarity. We campaign for a sustainable lifestyle, real democracy and speak out against the exploitation of people, animals and the planet.

We employ young people and students from multicultural backgrounds. We nurture a friendly environment, providing a dynamic space for creative talent to flourish.

 WhatsOn Magazine

Every month we publish and distribute a free, 66-page magazine around the UK. It is available from many art centres, bars, libraries, universities, tube stations and other cultural venues in all major cities.

The magazine is an indispensable guide to cutting edge culture, music, fashion and media for students and young adults. It features the hottest mainstream and underground artists, a fashion section and reports as well as art, performance, event, TV, sport and club listings and film, book, music and game reviews.

WhatsOn Guides  –  Alongside our monthly magazines, we produce special guides many of which are sold in branches of WHSmith and quality newsagents.

Some of our guides include :

Student Guide –  Every September, just in time for freshers, we put together a 162-page guide with listings to help students prepare for their academic year. From accommodation support and national helplines to the best places to eat and shop, our student guide is the ultimate university companion.

New York Guide –  Published every three months and absolutely free, this exclusive guide offers you 12 pages of listings to get the best out of New York.

Festival Guide –  When festival season arrives, we come prepared with the biggest national festival guide in the UK. This publication includes listings of all the major festivals throughout the UK, a survival guide to camping and some top tips to making the best of your festival experience.

We also publish a Xmas Guide, Courses Guide, Pink Guide, Gap Travel Guide, Grad Guide, Days Out Guide and Kids Guide.


We have a well established Facebook page that has over 63,000 likes and a brand new Twitter with over 1,000 followers.

On both these social media platforms, we keep our readers updated on all of the latest headlines and the newest issues of our magazine. We also offer our followers the chance to be in the magazine and enter into competitions and prize draws.


We have offices in both Bangladesh and New York as well as the main office in the UK.

Every New York Guide is distributed around New York and surrounding cities.

We also print a Bangladesh issue every three months with much of the content in Bangla making it more attainable to our foreign readers.