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.

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Zine Nation also has listings of worldwide zine fests here.

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July 2016

Zines in the Suburbs Expo

13th July 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MK Gallery Event Space, 900 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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Zine writers Tali Soares and Fliss Collier curate this exhibition, gathering zines from Milton Keynes and surrounds to Belgium, Brazil and beyond. SW Zines presents a zine library for the public to browse on the theme of “making art in small towns”. The exhibition explores the different work of artists who have grown up or lived in small towns including written statements from zine creators about their experiences. Zines are a form of self-publishing – the artist creates at home,…

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August 2016

Agency : Make your Mark

13th August 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 10th September 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA United Kingdom
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Agency : Make your Mark is a participatory zine-making project created throughout the summer at Arnolfini, conceived and facilitated by artist Rachael House. Agency : Make your Mark talks about how we survive, and pass on ideas of how to make things better, for ourselves, other people and the planet. In tiny ways - or thinking on a BIG scale. "It’s important to remember that we have some agency in the world, and that our actions have consequences". In 2016, in times…

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Sunny Days Are Here Again

16th August 2016 @ 8:00 am - 27th September 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Cork City Library, Rory Gallagher Music Library, 57-61 Grand Parade
Cork, Ireland
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Sunny Days Are Here Again, an exhibition of Irish Fanzines compiled by CIRCA ‘91 in conjunction with the Forgotten Zine Archive and Loserdom. The exhibition features examples of fanzines from all over Ireland dating from 1970s to the present day with a focus on publications produced in Cork during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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July 2017

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

7th July 2017 - 29th July 2017
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

10th July 2017 - 21st July 2017
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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October 2017

Zines of the World

12th October 2017 - 16th November 2017
The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane F BLOCK T5
London, E1 6QR United Kingdom
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Zines of the world is an open submission exhibition project curated by Doomed Gallery and The Photocopy club, featuring photographic zines from all corners of the globe. The exhibition first opened in 2015 at Doomed Gallery and featured over 400 zines. The idea was to bring this amazing collection of self publishing too different spaces. ZOTW was exhibited in Lodz, Poland as part Fotofestiwal 2016. The exhibition will take place at the Truman Brewery in London as part of PHOTO…

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February 2018

The GAZE: A short exhibition about feminist zines

6th February 2018 - 16th February 2018
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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This short exhibition brings together a feminist collection of Latin American zines with the aim of diversifying the way of understanding the movement, its research and perspectives, its social impact, its expression and group discussion when addressing its problems in the editorial practice of DIY culture. Also, this event showcases the recent artwork of Cat Catalyst, Teeson Sheen, Lyu Wen, Chui Yin Wong and Rafael MC. Join us for: Zine making Poetry Reading Performance Workshops Discussion panels Community impact Book…

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June 2018

The Open Zine Archive

16th June 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artefact, 1464 Pershore Rd, Stirchley
Birmingham, B30 2NT United Kingdom
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Cross City Zine presents the Open Zine Archive at Artefact Projects. Join us for an afternoon of browsing, reading and exploring artist Pete Aston's extensive collection of zines and self published comics spanning throughout the 1990's. The Open Zine Archive hopes to observe zine-making throughout the 1990's and discuss how the culture and landscape has developed in the year 2018. The afternoon will feature a discussion between the archives owner, Pete Ashton, and Jez Higgins on their experiences with the…

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September 2018

Afropunk Exhibition and Zine Launch

3rd September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, 198 Railton Road,
London, SE24 0 United Kingdom
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AFROPUNK x 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Present People. Art. Resistance. People. Art. Resistance., is a zine and exhibition produced by AFROPUNK London and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. The zine challenges young creatives including commissioned artists from 198 CAL's multidisciplinary art programme and open submission artists to respond to Black British resistance - past, present, and future. For source material artists explored both 198 CAL and Tate Britain archives as well as drawing inspiration from their own personal struggles,…

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Fanzine: an exhibition and zine by Girl Gang Leeds

14th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11a Alma Road Leeds, LS6 2AH United Kingdom + Google Map
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We’re launching our brand new zine - it’s a fanzine about fans! This exhibition will feature the amazing artists we’re showcasing in our zine, and will be your first chance to buy it. ✨FREE ENTRY - EVERYONE WELCOME✨ We’re celebrating, talking about and featuring ideas about: - Our experiences as women/non-binary/gender non-conforming superfans - Having your legitimacy as a fan questioned due to your femme/nb identity - Being labelled a ‘fangirl’ - What it means to be a fan -…

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