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April 2020

Zine in a Day with Edinburgh Zine Library (online)

April 4

zine in a day, re-imagined.... join us on Saturday April 4th for a day of cross platform collaborative zine making on the theme: Window #ZineInADay #Window #EZL Share a tweet on the theme, take a photo of the view from your window, respond to one of our prompts, do a doodle on one of our custom instagram story templates, work on an A5 page of your own or if you're new to zines, join us on Zoom for a guided…

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QUARANZINE FEST 2020! (online)

April 4 - April 5

Quaranzine Fest 2020 ~ a viral safe-space! | APRIL 4th & 5th 2020 | #quaranzinefest Inoculate against boredom! Self-quarantine is not exciting! Start stockpiling zines before panic buying starts! Quaranzine Fest is a (cough…) viral concept to connect zine makers and patrons in this turbulent time of social distancing. In the face of Federal Government ineptitude, callousness, and lack of empathy, the DIY community has come together to… not come together. As we work in solidarity to honor the social contract and flatten the curve, many of us in the…

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Radical Cataloguing Workshop with Glasgow Zine Library (online)

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A discussion and workshop about how Glasgow Zine Library organised and categorises our collection and how we can ensure we are doing this in the most radical, accessible and useful way. For those with an interest in zines, cataloguing, organising stuff, or just who want to give their input! This event will be hosted on Zoom, an online video conferencing tool. Please see this event page for a link. No signup required to take part. We’re trying to programme online…

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Come Zine With Me: finish your unfinished zines with us! (online)

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The struggle for any zine maker is finding the time to finish one of the thousands of ideas you’ve got on the go. Join GZL for an afternoon of companionable zine-making, online! Get some new ideas, and tell us about what you’re making! This event will be hosted on Zoom, an online video conferencing tool. Please see this event page for a link closer to the time. No sign up required to take part. We’re trying to programme online events…

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(POSTPONED) Northwest Zinefest: Burnley

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burnley Central Library, Grimshaw Street
Burnley, Lancashire BB11 2BD
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We are incredibly excited to tell you that we are holding a zinefest at the amazing That 0282 place, on the first floor of Burnley Central Library. It will be held on Saturday 11th April 2020 from 12 - 4pm Please be mindful that the first hour will be an accessibility hour to ensure the zinefest is accessible to as many people as possible, so delay your visit until 1pm if you do not require this. Full details of the…

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Make Your First Zine: An online workshop for beginners (online)

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ever wanted to make your own zine, but didn’t know where to start? There’s never been a more perfect time to take that first step. GZL is hosting a live zine-making tutorial for beginners. Get to grips with zine-making from the comfort of your own home. This event will be hosted on Zoom, an online video conferencing tool. Please see this event page for a link closer to the time. No sign up required to take part. We’re trying to…

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(CANCELLED TILL 2021) Glasgow Zine Fest 2020

April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

Glasgow Zine Fest table applications are open - apply here

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(CANCELLED) Essex Grrrl Zine Workshop

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6EX
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Join us on 30 April from 6 - 8 pm, alongside Beecroft Art Gallery's This Is What An Essex Girl Looks Like exhibition, to create our own self-published zines. We're sticking one up to the Essex Girl stereotype, writing our own narratives and documenting our experiences in a relaxed, creative form of self-care through collage, writing and drawing. We'll also learn about the history of zine-making and the women who came before us- as well as taking a look at the Grrrl…

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May 2020

(POSTPONED) Swansea Zine Fest 2020

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Volcano, The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street
Swansea, SA1 1LG United Kingdom
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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…

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Sheffield Zine Fest 2020

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, S1 2BX United Kingdom
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Come along to browse and buy zines and crafts made by local writers, artists and designers and those from further afield - or make your own - and find out all about independent publishing. What's a zine? Pronounced ‘zeen’ like maga-zine, it's a magazine or booklet that you make yourself, and give away, swap or sell for the cost of printing. What’s the point? To share your knowledge, or your feelings, or your experiences in a way that’s more tangible…

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