Here’s a list of zine and DIY events coming up in the UK. If you’d like to see which ones we’ll be attending or involved with, have a look at our Events and Fairs page.

If you’re hosting or know of an event we should feature here, please contact us and we’ll add it!

Zine Nation also has listings of worldwide zine fests here.

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April 2017

Glasgow Zine Fest

April 29 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Glasgow Zine Fest is an independent publishing festival that champions DIY art and empowerment. Zines - self-made magazines - have their roots in punk and protest movements. The medium has become an accessible way to share art, ideas and cat photos. This tradition continues at GZF with a programme focused on equality and engagement. GZF will feature a slate of events, including screenings, talks, seminars, and a series of practical workshops in zine-making. The main event of GZF is a…

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May 2017
£3

Damsel Zine 1.0 Launch Party

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road
London, N16 7XB United Kingdom
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-💖-DAMSEL ZINE 1.0 LAUNCH PARTY-💖- 11TH OF MAY @VFD DALSTON 💖👑💁💄❣️💋👠🍒🌺🍭🔮🎀🦄🌷💘 Hello all my fashionistas and sassy pals, Damsel is inviting u to our first ever launch party happening on the 11th of May!!!!!! Please join us @ VFD Dalston to celebrate the release of our first issue! Our first issue is all about being and feeling Absolutely Fabulous and plz expect the launch party to be just that!!!! £3+bf tickets from eventbrite/£5 on the door* KARAOKE!!!!!!! & DJ sets…

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Risographic Zine Workshop with Katie Guthrie

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seventeen, 17 Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JR United Kingdom
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Free taster workshop with Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums at Seventeen No previous printing experience necessary. Age 13 + This workshop will allow participants to learn how to design and print a DIY Fanzine for a real or imagined band using the versatile Risographic print technique. Seventeen was previously One Up Records, a much loved part of the Aberdeen music scene and the perfect venue to host Record Store, an exhibition featuring 36 Scottish artists who have created 12“records for…

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Bristol Anarchist Zine Fair

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Road
Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY United Kingdom
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Zines, pamphlets, booklets… whatever you want to call them, many of us can agree that they’re a great way to spread information and share ideas easily and accessibly. So this May, as a build up to this year’s bookfair, we are having a Bristol anarchist zinefair! There will be activist and distro stalls including our own distro of the bookfair collective’s favourites. There will also be a zine making workshop and other workshops and discussions. Kebele vegan cafe will be…

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DIY Cultures 2017: Zines, comics, activist day festival

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rich Mix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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DIY Cultures is an annual day festival centred around a zine, small press and artists' book fair that simultaneously takes place over 4 floors of Rich Mix arts centre. Running since 2013, the extended programme consists of exhibitions, new art commissions, workshops, contemporary craft, panel discussions,comics, illustration, video art, digital animation, poetry and music exploring DIY practice. The festival has established itself as a leading national forum for artists-run initiatives, social justice and alternative publishing, . #DIY2017 is the 5th…

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Tristan Manco’s Zine Workshop

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tramshed, Pendyris Street
Cardiff, CF11 6BH United Kingdom
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Tristan Manco, respected designer and art director, will be hosting a zine (self-published book/magazine) workshop. His work includes the iconic Blur Think Tank album cover, on which he worked with the famous Banksy. The workshop will teach you the techniques to make your own zine and by the end of the day, you'll have your own physical copy of your zine to hand out or sell. Limited spaces available so apply for your FREE ticket ASAP!

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James Green Zine Workshop

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tramshed, Pendyris Street
Cardiff, CF11 6BH United Kingdom
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James Green, respected fine artist, will be hosting a collage zine-making workshop. His work has been seen in galleries in London, Peru and Mexico. The workshop will teach you the techniques to make your own collages and zines and by the end of the day, you'll have your own physical copy of your zine to hand out or sell. Limited spaces available so apply for your FREE ticket ASAP!

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Fair Play illustration & zine fair May

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
North Laine Brewhouse, 27 Gloucester Place,
Brighton, BN14AA United Kingdom
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Fair Play Illustration and Zine fair Sunday 21st May 2017 12 - 5.30pm North Laine Brewhouse - after a great success with the first Fair Play event here is our second! 20 stalls of illustrators and zine makers DJS - BOSSY Live art/illustration fun/good shit/nice people only/zines/totes/prints/bring your dogs/listen to TLC/buy some art/support your local artists/arty hang outs/BEER PLAY FAIR AND FAIR PLAY to apply email fairplaybrighton@gmail.com

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Zine Club #4 at The Making Space

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Making Space, The Making Space, The Media Centre, 07 Northumberland Street
Huddersfield, HD1 1RL United Kingdom
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New monthly zine club at The Making Space! Bring along your latest zine to work on, come along to learn more about zines, or just come and sit and chat with a cuppa! Zine club is free but if you want to use any Making Space materials (and there's A LOT! We may have a photocopier by then too) then a donation to the space would be lovely. Please note this isn't a zine making workshop and is more of…

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Zine Fair @ BENT FEST 2017

May 27
DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St
London, SE15 1TF United Kingdom
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More QUEER PUNK and exciting times are on the horizon so get yr glitter and studs ready because Bent Fest 2017 is going to be a wild one!!! Three days of punk and DIY bands from all over the UK and abroad, there will be dancing and singing at the Drag-e-oke with the one and only RUBY WATERS, and that darling of the DIY community KIRSTY FIFE is hosting a zine fair!! And of course our traditionally non-traditional, yearly one…

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