What does B’Cikka stand for?
B’Cikka‘s literal translation is ‘by chance’. B’Cikka is a visual exploration of those various overlooked gems that we have scattered all over our archipelago. Think of B’Cikka as a magnifying glass that focuses and shows these purely local hidden treasures.
B’Cikka is the product of an annual publication of a magazine through a university unit in Media and Digital Publishing. B’Cikka‘s literal translation is ‘by chance’. B’Cikka is a visual exploration of those various overlooked gems that we have scattered all over our archipelago. Think of B’Cikka as a magnifying glass that focuses and shows these purely local hidden treasures. Our product is not only a magazine; but also an Instagram and Facebook page where we post aesthetic posts and events as well as behind the scenes material respectively.
Who is the team?
We have 3 teams that make up B’Cikka – advertising, design and editorial.
Advertising team’s job is to raise funds through sponsors and events. Their job is quite tedious yet vital and they do it with a certain skill that one really ought to admire!
Design takes care of the visual aspect. From the logo to the spectacular photo shoots and editing that they create, it truly shows an artistry and patience like no other. They are specifically mentored by our lecturer Malcolm Bonello.
Editorial team, my team, takes care of the layout or order of the magazine, the text that gets published as well as the writers contributing to the magazine. As the coordinator of this team, I am proud to say that this year’s publication will keep our readers riveted and wanting more – maybe even encourage them to become explorers of their own locality and maybe who knows, we will find more hidden gems!
What is the aim for magazine?
The aim is to explore the unknown, voice the silence and shed light on lost holy grails of the Maltese Islands. We want to show the unusual or unnoticed rather than follow the trendy or mainstream route.
What is B’Cikka’s message?
The message is simple; “look around you!” By actually seeing and listening to these hidden gems and exploring them one may find a link that was once missing that roots us back to where our roots lay.
When is the magazine due to be launched?
The magazine is going to be launched this Wednesday, 15th of April! Make sure to grab your copy by visiting our stand on quad as well as getting some fresh sweets!