Falmouth resident Hannah Bevan has started a new small business with her independently published creative journal, ‘Hometown’.
The journal’s designed to help people see and experience where they live in a bright new way and is filled with creative exercises to inspire “mini adventures, mindfulness, connections with nature, sustainable living and community spirit”.
Bevan came up with the idea long before lockdown and Covid, but hopes it’ll bring positivity to people during this time more than ever.
“Falmouth is an amazing place to live and it definitely inspired me to write the book – but the concept works in towns and cities anywhere,” she said. “I want to encourage people to feel happier and a greater sense of belonging where they are right now, wherever in the world that might be.”
Bevan, who is running this as a side project alongside her full time job at local branding agency Kingdom & Sparrow, worked with two Falmouth creatives to create the journal – her friend and colleague Liam Tomlin for the page designs and layouts, and ex-Falmouth student Josie Staveley Taylor for the colourful cover design and illustration.
Hometown is currently available to buy in Falmouth Bookseller, The Bean Hive, un_rap and Willow & Stone in Falmouth, and The Oyster Catcher in Mawnan Smith. You can also buy on Etsy.