History

Kent Connexions has been in production since 1993 and was first published by Margaret Koolman, Sally Young, Graham Davies and Julie Marman and was set up as a Complementary Therapy publication and remains the same today. In 2012 the magazine moved to new owners, Lanes Printers. In January 2016 Designbox Studio took over the magazine and worked on the image to give a more contemporary look but still keeping the ethos of the original concept.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and subsequent lockdowns, made it difficult not only for us to distribute the magazine to our network of stockists, but also for our beloved readers to collect. The decision was made to continue in an online format, and this new website is the result.

We work very hard and enjoy producing Kent Connexions, we would welcome suggestions and comments on improving the site as it should always evolve and be current.

Sincere thanks

Before moving onto the back issues of the magazine, we wanted to take a moment to recognise the stockists of the printed magazine to whom we are eternally grateful:

APPLEDORE: Miss Mottells Tea Room
ASHFORD: Evegate Clinic, TCV (The Conservation Volunteers)
BEXLEY: Natural Health Practice
BEXLEYHEATH: Lessness Natural Health Clinic,Natural Health Centre
BROADSTAIRS: Evolve, Gardens & Health, Gem Set Crystals, Paydens Chemist
BROMLEY: Health Matters, Positively Joyous Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching
CANTERBURY: Boho Café, Canterbury Cosmedics, Canterbury Wholefoods, David Orchard Chiropody, Everwell Chinese Medical Centre,
Greenfields Clinic, Holistic Health Centre, Maria’s Coffee Lounge, Mole Country Stores, Pure Magick, Spring Gardens Clinic, The Penny Theatre, Tor Spa Retreat, Woodlands Holistic therapy
CHATHAM: Café Nucleus, Health House, Sun Pier Tea Room
CHISLEHURST: Costa Coffee, Library
CLIFTONVILLE: Headlines, Northdown Pharmacy
COXHEATH: Insightful Minds
DARTFORD: Food for Living
DEAL: Hope & Lane Coffee Shop, Library, Pandoras Box, Peppers Health Food
DOVER: Tre UK, Eclipse Yoga Centre
DYMCHURCH: Hair Lounge, Post Office, The Coffee Lounge, The Village Café
FAVERSHAM: Heaven and Earth, Library, MB Farms, Deli & Butchers, Soul Solutions
FOLKESTONE: Beanos Vegetarian Cafe, Googies Art Cafe, Headz New Age, Library, Ribbons of Light Retreat, Waterstones
GILLINGHAM: Beauty at Tori’s, Clinic of Complementary Medicine, Footcare Clinic, Sanctuary of Healing, Christian Spiritualist Church
HARBLEDOWN: Yoga Studio
HEADCORN: Costa Coffee, Escape, Natural Health Centre, Post Office
HERNE BAY: Carol Culshaw Clairvoyant, Daydreams Candles, Genevieve Hall, Michelle Amos, Number 11 Therapy Centre, Wallflower Cafe
HYTHE: Brockhill Café, Physiologic, The Centre
LENHAM: Dog & Bear Pub, Fig Tree Beauty, Pharmacy, Pippa’s Tea Rooms, Post Office, Village Stores
LOOSE: Paydens Chemist, Post Office, Y.M.C.A Cripple Street
MAIDSTONE: Bluebird Hypnotherapy, Cavendish Cake & Coffee, Chinese Medical Centre, Fusion Hairdressers, Health Matters, Loose Chiropody Practice, Museum Café, Penenden Deli, Pops Café, Salamander, Spirits Health and Beauty, The Living Café, The Stag Restaurant
MARGATE: Hawley Health Centre, Miranda of Margate, Revitalize
MINSTER: Caer Corhrain
NEW ROMNEY/ROMNEY MARSH: Costa Coffee, Deblyns Tea Shop, Library, Physiotherapy Centre, Post Office, That Beauty Shop
ROCHESTER: Costa Coffee
RAMSGATE: Harvest Health Foods, Magick, More Than Yoga, Visitor Information Centre
SANDGATE: The Loaf Café
SEVENOAKS: Especially Health
SHEERNESS: The Beez-Neez
SHEPPY: Mandy Lafferty
SITTINGBOURNE: Aquamanda Spa, Reynolds Spa
SWANLEY: Swanley Therapy Centre
TENTERDEN: Cafe Nero, Cafe Rouge, Costa Coffee, Natural Health Clinic, Pegottys Tea Room, Waterstones
TONBRIDGE: Inside Out Health Clinic
TUNBRIDGE WELLS: Botanica, Helios Clinic, Organic Health
WEST MALLING: King Street Therapy Rooms, Pat Whitson
WESTGATE: Adult Education Centre, Another Journey Begins
WHITSTABLE: Artemis Hypnotherapy, Café Rio, Evolution Health, Herbaceous Medical Herbalist, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Nutrician Centre, Osteopathic Practice, Pure Beauty Shop, Samphire Restaurant, Tea and Times Café, Whitstable Improvement Trust
WILMINGTON: Stanhill Farm Shop
WINGHAM: Witherdens Hall
WYE: Co-op, Wye News

Back issues

The most recent publications from the Designbox Studio era are featured below. Each image links to a PDF of that issue. Depending on your browser setting, each issue will either display in your browser window, or be downloaded.

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