The Juice Magazine was born from a collective dislike of the 9-5, rejection letters and the jobcentre, along with a genuine love of the art world. It was founded in response to the challenges faced by up and coming artist to showcase their work and hopes to create a supportive network of aspiring artists in West Yorkshire. If you are interested in getting involved we are always looking for new ideas and perspectives. Drop us an e-mail on

meet the team

Lois Whitehead - Editor


Lois is the Editor and founder of The Juice Magazine. She has had a long relationship with the arts, studying Theatre, Art and English at A Level at Allerton Grange. She then went on to graduate from The Glasgow School of Art with a Ba(hons) in Fine Art (Environmental Art).

She is a practising Public Artist and has worked on projects at York Minster, South Square Gallery and Gallery 2.

Katie Lee - Sub Editor


Katie Lee is a drama graduate from the University of Manchester with a semester at the University of Toronto. She does not want to be an actor.

Her love of culture began at an early age (ballet lessons at age three) and developed through her time at Allerton Grange school and university. Having always wanted to write for print and failing to do so at University, Katie leapt at the chance to assist with 'The Juice'. Fairly easy to please you might find her articles appreciative of most things. Beware of the false sense of security given by this impression, or you might end up the same way as that awful "Love Actually"...

Lindsey Dew - Treasurer

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Lindsey is a maths graduate from the University of Birmingham, 2009. As treasurer, Lindsey brings her number crunching skills to the Juice (even though she frequently finds herself in need of a calculator for the most basic of sums).

Lindsey enjoys many forms of art, especially music and theatre. At university Lindsey was involved in several theatrical productions and had the role of Musical Director for Grease whilst working at a summer camp in the States.

Lindsey is excited to be involved with The Juice as it combines her interest in culture and team working.

Helen Jeffers - Marketing Manager


Helen was born and grew up in Leeds and attended Allerton Grange High School, where she studied for her GCSEs and A-Levels. She studied for her degree in Business and Marketing Management at Oxford Brookes University, where she graduated in 2009. Helen has worked as a Product Specialist for Hewlett Packard and is currently working as a Marketing Co-ordinator for a medical laboratory and brings her skills as Marketing Manager for The Juice.

Her interests include singing, going to music concerts, the theatre and reading. She also enjoys travelling.

Harvey Ascott - Secretary


Harvey is an active member of the Yorkshire film community and has experience producing shorts and documentaries, working on features and TV dramas. Harvey also works throughout North and West Yorkshire in the education, community, voluntary sectors and has established a professional relationship with many organisations and institutions.

Harvey brings a knowledge of group set up, funding process and organisational skills to The Juice. He is also working on interviews and articles for the publication.

Jenny Hall - Events Co-ordinator


Jenny is a visual artist and designer based in Leeds. She studied Surface Pattern Design at Swansea and graduated in 2009 with First Class Honours. Her work was showcased at New Designers 2009 where it caught the eye of the Embroiders Guild. The Guild invited her to exhibit at the Knitting and stitching shows as part of their showcase featuring new talent.

Jenny works with a range of materials and processes including digital and traditional textile techniques, print and paint.