Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, people of colour, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised.
This year’s fair will be held in Room 700, Leeds Central Library, between 12 and 4pm. There will be 30 stallholders, selling zines, art and merch.
Accessibility info is available on the council’s website here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/central-library. We’re hosting the event in Room 700 which is on the first floor (near the art library). The art library has ungendered toilets and the whole library is wheelchair accessible. We’ll make sure there’s a quiet space available on the day, and there’s food available from the tiled hall cafe downstairs! Please feel free to message me with any additional questions and I’ll get them answered ASAP.
The space for this fair has been provided by the lovely folks at Leeds Zine Library! Here’s some info about them: Leeds Zine Library is an archive and reference library of contemporary zines. Browse through our ever growing collection of DIY publications made by local and UK zine makers. zines on a wealth of subjects including books, art, society and politics. Submit zines to Leeds Zine Library, Leeds Central Library, Calverly Street, Leeds LS1 3AB @leedslibraries #LeedsZineLibrary
Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Weirdo Zine Fest has previously taken place in partnership with DIY Space for London, the National Trust and Leeds Libraries. This year we’re returning to London as part of Science Gallery London’s ON EDGE season to run an edition of the fair which focuses on zines exploring anxiety!
For this edition of the fair, preference for tables goes to anyone who has experience of anxiety, but as always women, queers, POC, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised are particularly encouraged to apply!
Since 2008 artist Cian McConn has been continuously compiling a list of words. Struck by the letters that people choose to “exhibit” in public on their clothing, he is interested in how the words we wear and the statements we dress ourselves in affect our first impressions. Adding a daily word to his list became a way to pour out his frustrations, desires and fears, thinking about what it means to be political, outspoken, disliked or judged, and claim some sense of authority over the social world.
A new iteration of The Infinite Label List features in the ON EDGE exhibition. In this workshop you are invited to participate in the work by choosing a word from the list, or adding your own, and hand painting it onto a T-shirt. The T-shirt will be yours to keep.
Pushing Through Imposter Syndrome Ground floor: 14:00 – 16:00, FREE
A rotation of fun drawing, writing and speaking based activities led by Emma Falconer to boost your confidence in being creative and sharing your creativity with others. Suitable for all ages and level of experience. Drop in, and join in.
Anxiety is Political! Common Thread, First floor gallery: 15:30 – 16:30. FREE
Anxiety can be a lonely experience. Join Charlotte Cooper, a psychotherapist working in East London and cultural worker, for a gentle discussion about tactics for handling and understanding anxiety, sharing what we know, and being together in solidarity. What are the social contexts in which anxiety arises and how could concepts like Neorecovery, Mad Pride and resources for accessing (free/cheap) therapy help? Anxiety and its remedies are political!
Admission Entry to the zine fair and exhibitions at Science Gallery London is free.
Accessibility All areas of Science Gallery are accessible by level access, by lift and by wheelchair. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground and lower ground floor of the Gallery and the First Floor Studio. The Wheelchair-accessible toilets located in the first floor studio are outside of the main Gallery visitor access areas. Please contact a member of staff if you require assistance during your visit.
We will be using a room in Science Gallery London as a quiet space (location tbc closer to the date). This room will also contain zine making supplies to allow for people in the space to make things away from the busy zine fair.
There are both gendered toilets and accessible unisex/gender neutral toilets available in the building.
The second annual Swansea Zine Fest will take place on Sat 11th May 2019 in Volcano Theatre!
Swansea Zine Fest is a celebration of fanzines and DIY self-publishing. Come along to buy and swap zines and DIY publications from a range of creators from Swansea and further afield. Swansea Zine Fest will also include zine readings, craft space, free zine giveaways, and a chance to make your own zine.
· Free entry · Fully accessible venue · Open to all
A zine (pronounced “zeen,” as in “maga-zine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, do-it-yourself tips, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun.
We will be collecting donations on the day for Discovery, a Swansea-based charity that enriches the lives of the people in Swansea through volunteering. www.discoverySVS.org
there’s lots of really cool workshops and talks this year, i hope i can make some of them this year (i always end up spending the whole day at my table somehow because either it’s too busy or i’m too lazy to move or both) can’t wait to see everyone there, and i have lots of new stock coming in for it. some of it even has arrived already, and i’ve added them into the catalog already. i guess technically these aren’t new, because i’ve had them in stock before, but let’s not be pedantic!
BACK IN STOCK = telegram #35, critical breakfast #1/telegram #38, telegram #39, telegram #40, telegram #41