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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July 2017

Fields of Wheat, a zine library by Twigs & Apples Publishing

July 7 - July 29
The Birley, Town Hall Annexe
Preston, PR1 2QE United Kingdom
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Browse the collection of 200+ zines gathered together by Twigs & Apples A Preston-based zine & print-making project which began in 2009. The collection includes self-published works on themes of art, photography, creative writing, poetry, music, activism, politics, environmentalism, feminism & more. come and have a cup of tea & biscuits / have a read and a rest / contribute to new collaborative zine Contribute: We are also taking submissions from Lancashire & North West based artists/writers etc on the theme of NAUGHTY. Following…

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A Short Exhibition About Music Zines

July 10 - July 21
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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A Short Exhibition About Music Zines, presenting a brief history and overview of the movement in the UK, co-curated by LCC Library (UAL) and Jen Kavanagh. Music zines feature heavily in the London College of Communication, UAL Library Zine Collection. From the original punk fanzines of the 1970s, through to the indie and alternative zines of the subsequent five decades, zines continue to be vital in providing bands and fans a means to share their music and express their ideas…

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Zine making workshop

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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As part of International Zine Month 2017, enjoy this workshop hosted by Holly Callaghan and artist Seleena Daye. Take the chance to make your own zine in response to artists, works, and themes in the Tate collection, and add your completed zine to the library’s special collections. Zines are self-published non-profit publications with a history rooted in DIY cultures and methods of production, created as an alternative to mainstream publishing. The workshop introduces the basics of zine making, exploring different…

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August 2017

Zine Workshops for under 18s

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aire Place Studios, Units 2c, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road
Leeds, LS3 1JL United Kingdom
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£2.50

Every week during our Creative Cafe sessions on a Friday, bring your young zinesters to make zine pages as part of a 4 week project. Write about what you love, share your favourite recipes, tell us your stories! There'll be pay as you feel snacks and hot and cold drinks. £2.50/3 per session THE VENUE Food and Drink available throughout but please bring cash as we are unable to take card payments. The closest cash machine is at the Shell…

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Young Creatives – Truth Be Told: Zine Making Workshop

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Somerset House, Strand London
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Learn what it takes to make a zine and create your own with a screen printed cover with OOMK Zine. OOMK Zine (Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara) has operated since 2013 as an artist collective specializing in print practices exploring intersections of art, activism and publishing. OOMK publishes a biannual zine that explores diasporic activism and the art and identities of women. OOMK recently completed a residency investigating the future aesthetic, function and user culture of the 'library' at Open…

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Zine Making Workshop – Festival Stoke

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Stop Stoke, 108 Church Street
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1BU
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Join writer Caroline and artist Anahita for a zine making workshop. Using creative writing and artistic techniques you’ll create a zine – a handmade magazine – on any topic you like, from personal life writing to a favourite hobby. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring along anything (e.g. photos, patterned paper) that you’d like to include in your zine. Places limited to booking essential. Part of Festival Stoke's Art Street programme.

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Truth Be Told: Zine Making Workshop

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Somerset House, Strand London
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Learn what it takes to make a zine and create your own with a screen printed cover with OOMK Zine. OOMK Zine (Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara) has operated since 2013 as an artist collective specializing in print practices exploring intersections of art, activism and publishing. OOMK publishes a biannual zine that explores diasporic activism and the art and identities of women. OOMK recently completed a residency investigating the future aesthetic, function and user culture of the 'library' at Open…

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Zine workshop with guest speaker

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ziferblat Edge St, 1st Floor, 23 Edge Street
Manchester, M4 1HW United Kingdom
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The blogging group are organising a zine workshop! All welcome! Last year we made a zine to celebrate the Manchester WI's 5th birthday and following on from the success we're going to create another! We've got Cherry Styles from Salford Zine Library coming to talk to us about zines and to give some inspiration. Cherry set up Synchronise Witches Press in 2012, primarily to put own her own zine the Chapess. Since 2015 she has helped run Salford Zine library…

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September 2017

Leeds Zine Fair

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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Leeds Zine Fair 2017 - Sunday 10 September. 60+ stalls, food, bar & more. Same venue and format as last year. We'll start taking bookings in the spring, but for now save the date.

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October 2017

Bristol Comic & Zine Fair 2017

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Station, Silver St
Bristol , BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Bristol Comic and Zine Fair celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing. The fair brings together artists, writers, and publishers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. 2017 will be our 7th year. BCZF was established in 2011 to give artists interested in self-publishing a chance to sell their work and to invite new audiences to see what the UK’s vibrant DIY arts scene is up to. BCZF 2017 returns to The Station, Broadmead, a city-centre…

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