It feels like a long time since we last said hello in July – since then we’ve had tables at Hulme Is Where The Art Is, the Manchester and Salford Anarchist Bookfair, and 2 Poor Pals pop-ups, ran workshops at The Whitworth and Altrincham Library, and celebrated the distro’s first birthday 🦄 🎂 !
There’s also been some new additions to the catalogue, including – Brick: a zine about abortion, Forever Incomplete (issues 1 + 4), Poly/Not Poly, Lipstick & Jellybeans, a split issue of Say Hi & Wave 3 / Mythologising Me 12, and our anti street-harassment badges.
We’re all done for the rest of the year now, but the 2017 zine-calendar is already starting to fill up with lovely things. So far we’re running a badge making workshop at Sale Library on January 14th + tabling at the Hull zine fair at Ground on January 28th-29th.
The Chapess had a great exhibition up at Salford Zine Library – sadly it’s over now, but in happy news another excellent one on Perzines curated by Ingrid Boring is now up in it’s place, and will be well into January.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by at DIY Cultures or came and made badges with us at Northwest Zinefest! The badge making workshop was so busy it could have gone on all day – we’ll try and put on some more workshops sometime soon.
♡ New zines added: loads of new zines this time! Call My Name issue 1, Call My Name issue 2, Call My Name issue 3, Call My Name issue 4, Beatrice’s Inferno, Guan Yersel! Here. In My Head. issue 15, Here. In My Head. issue 16, Here. In My Head. issue 17, Mae Danger issue 1, Mae Danger issue 2, Tiny Doodles issue 2.
♡ Events: We’ll be tabling at this years Leeds Zine Fair on Septhember 10th at Left Bank.
Last weekend was both Sheffield and Glasgow zine fests – and they were lots of (exhausting) fun. As usual as I was way too busy all day to remember to properly document things but here’s a few snaps I took. Thanks to everyone who came and bought things, traded or chatted with me, it’s always lovely to meet zinesters in person & I brought so many ace new zines to read home with me.
♡ Events: I’ll be at DIY Cultures on May 29th at Rich Mix in London.
♡ Website updates: I’ve started making a google map of zine-y places but it’s kinda sparse at the moment, that’s on the zine resource page. If you know of any libraries, physical places to buy zines or wanna recommended your favourite places to copy/print your zines please let me know.
♡ Website updates: We’ve compiled a zine resource, listing distros, libraries and other fun zine stuff. We’ve also started a Zine & DIY events listing for fun things we think people should support in the UK. If you’ve anything you’d like us to add to either of those, contact us.