It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Kula Mag, a platform that sets out to in inspire and empower by introducing individuals and ideas that hope to change the world in which we live. Brighton is seen by many as the epicentre of creativity with countless major influencers and we have chosen to use this first edition to highlight these groups and individuals, as well as provide a source of guidance amongst the infodemic of misinformation that fills our newsfeed. We look at street art and how it brings a powerful voice to communicate important issues. We interview Murmure Street, an artistic duo who seek to inspire using their poetic style of work. Paul Ressencourt and Simon Roche state that they always start with a message and then try to create a style and graphics that focus on the need to ‘say something’. Of course, we had to get the lowdown on the live entertainment scene to find out what the future looks like for this integral part of Brighton’s culture and the massive impact Covid has had on the industry. Fighting to get back on the stage and bring something fresh and exciting with them, these guys will not stop bringing the music any way they can. Setting up crowdfunding campaigns and live streaming events, promoters such as One Inch Bridge remain optimistic that “live music will return sooner rather than later”. For our final foodie fix, Viola Tianyi Hou, otherwise known as @thesunshineeatery has given us some practical tips on how to turn our everyday staples into easy and delicious meals, whilst getting creative with our scraps and leftovers in order to lead a more sustainable and zero waste lifestyle. Underlying all the exciting and inspirational contributions from our vibrant and eclectic Brighton community is a serious message that, now is a moment in time when we have an opportunity for change. Living with Covid-19 has taught us valuable lessons in community support and the realisation of what is truly important. Reductions in pollution, appreciation of the natural world all need to be harnessed and used to promote a brighter and more positive future. Finally, Kula Mag has set out to present an entertaining and informative magazine using creative artwork to support its content. I would particularly like to thank Stephen Maurice Graham for producing our first iconic cover, literally capturing a point in history. I hope we all look back on these tough times with empathy and a greater sense that we are all in this together. There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. Now is the time to create real change. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and contributors. I hope you enjoy what we’ve put together for you and you’ll continue on this conscious journey with us.