Tuesday, 16 November 2010

upcoming uk self publishing / zine events

From my inbox (from Peter)...

Upcoming Self-Publishing Events in the UK (that I wish I could be at...)

1. Alternative Press Fair – Sunday 28 November 2010, 12pm to 6pm
A day of zines, comix, poetry, radical literature, printmaking and anything else self-published! Ceri May & Burgess the Rhymer will be running the Poetry Worshop, Sophie will have the tie-dye’g on the go, there will be a communal table to put some work on. What can you say other than “Fair enough”


Venue: St. Aloysius' Social Centre, Corner of Eversholt Street and Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (Nearest Tube: Euston)


2. Handmade & Bound- Sunday 21 November 2010, 12pm to 6pm
The independent fair with affordable, handmade artists’ books, comics and zines. The event is based on handmade but affordable books and zines. It's a good balance between artists’ books and zines (in the DIY punk tradition), and it's the affordable alternative to the London Artists' Book Fair. Don’t be an Old Maid, be HandMade (& Bound).


Venue: St. Aloysius' Social Centre, Corner of Eversholt Street and Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (Nearest Tube: Euston)


3. The Hot Tap Pop-Up Shop - Saturday 20 November, 10am-6pm
“The mission of the Pop-Up Shop is simple; Hand or home-made/ organic/ fair-trade/ eco-friendly/ recycled/ vintage and local.”

Venue: The Hot Tap Theatre Warehouse, 20-40 Goodwood Road, New Cross Gate, London SE14 6BL


“A Guilt-Free Christmas Shopping Extravaganza! If you require a 6ft trestle table please donate £10 on our website, and in the 'Add special instructions to the seller’s box, put your name, contact details and what you are selling. If you need to ask any more questions you can call or text me on 07968710702 or reply to: oonagh@artsaveslives.co.uk”

4. Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival – Thursday 18 November - Sunday 21 November 2010
The annual comics’ festival up North returns over 4 days:


Venue: Saviles Hall, Clarence Dock, Chadwick Street, Stourton, Leeds LS10 1LT

5. Fanzine and Comic Fair at the Cowley Club, Brighton - Saturday 11 December, 12pm to 6.30pm - FREE
It's the build up to Christmas, and what better time is there to visit Brighton, breathe in the sea air, and get yourself a festive sackful of Comics, Zines, and no doubt some Vegan cakes, made by members of autonomous co-operative non-hierarchical organisations?

Organiser Paul Stapleton says "plenty of people confirmed so far, as well as a handful of exciting distros - should be plenty to peruse. Starts at midday, and goes on till about 6pm when we get everything ready for the Zounds gig in the evening. Entry is free, and there'll be plenty of chairs and sofas in which to park yourselves and read all the lovely stuff you've bought.”

It is free to vend, and first-come, first-served. If you’re interested in stall space for your fanzines, comics, books, badges and all manner of arts and crafts, please contact Paul direct: beat_bedsit@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169758179701431

6. Bear Gamii Zulu Zine Symposium – Sunday 19 December, 12pm to 8.00pm
Venue: The Ice Cream Factory, 136 Tanners Hill, Deptford, London SE8 4QD

ZULU-CHRISTMAS themed Small-Press Print Auction to raise money for the BIG Issue
ZULU-themed workshop culminating in the printing of what is created on the day in free zine and live performance from Ouse-signed London three-piece PLEASE.
- David Samu exhibition http://pourlafrime.blogspot.com/
- Zine flicking'//purchasing
- Le Dernier Cri competition

For more info contact: joeyfourr@googlemail.com


Plus, I heard today that the 7th Annual London Zine Symposium is set to take place on Sunday 17th April 2011 at The Rag Factory again, just off Brick Lane, London.

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