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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March 2016

Laydeez do Comics: March

21st March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square
London, N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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We welcome back Laydeez do Comics for their March meeting, with guests Corrine Pearlman and One Beat Zines. Laydeez do Comics is a unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday - and we're delighted to be hosting their London sessions during our Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics exhibition. Corrine Pearlman is an illustrator, comics creator, and Creative Director of independent publisher Myriad Editions. She has produced editorial comics for charities, a…

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May 2016

Salford Zine Library @ The Deli Lama / Sounds From The Other City

1st May 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 2nd May 2016 @ 4:00 am
The Deli Lama, 220 Chapel St
Salford, M3 5LE United Kingdom
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Sounds From the Other City festival (SFTOC) is a celebration of new music and performance, uniting the cream of the national and international scene with some of the city’s finest independent promoters, collectives and club nights. Happening regularly on the May Day Bank Holiday each year along the Chapel St corridor of the historic city of Salford, 2016 will be the festivals 12th installment. Salford Zine Library @ The Deli Lama A sizeable collection of the Zine Library in a cosy…

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3rd May 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BUSTER MANTIS, 3-4 Resolution Way,
London, SE8 4NT United Kingdom
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#PEAKS - a night of talking, art and DJs. WHY DIY? curated by Not So Popular and Milk and Honey ♥ We've always been amazed and inspired by the prolific output of DIY zine making in the UK alone. We've even published a few ourselves. This event will explore what drives people to get DIY and how to get started. Free Entry Panel Megan and Molly from Hotdog, an all female, trans inclusive literary and art magazine. Isaac of Diaspora…

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Library and Archive show and tell: Photobooks

6th May 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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Free, booking recommended This Show and Tell showcases a wide selection of photobooks from the library collections. The photobook is a book of photographs compiled to represent a photographer’s work. These publications often represent themes and concepts in a photographic narrative, and provide an alternative platform to display and disseminate images beyond the format of an exhibition. Photobooks play a vital role in the world of self-publishing and often cross over with artists’ books and zines as they are cheap self-published formats. The library…

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July 2016

Zine and Heard

14th July 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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GWL has a fantastic and diverse zine collection dating from the early 1990s to present day ranging from music fanzines, Riot Grrrl, feminist and LGBT+ zines, and even zines about zines! Zine & Heard, Thursday 14th July, 5pm to 7pm, 16+ This event will celebrate the completion of the collection being catalogued and published online making it accessible to all. As well as having the chance to hear from a panel of zine experts, there will be live music, refreshments…

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December 2016

Scream Zines Xmas Social!

10th December 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane
Leeds, LS6 1BL United Kingdom
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It’s our first event!! We’re holding a day of workshops and performances, then throwing a party! **ALL DAY** Scream Zines Stall We’ll be selling a bunch of zines relevant to the event, by panelists, workshop coordinators, and a few others. Bring cash! Zine Library A collection of zines we’ve built up over the years, out in the open for you all to flick through. Pissyfeet Presents: ‘When did you last feel powerful?’ A collaborative zine made by Pissyfeet, a young…

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September 2017

Publish Cardiff

30th September 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street
Cardiff, CF10 1BR United Kingdom
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Bored of the lack of representation, access to alternative education methods and support creatives receive outside London from the press, Editor and Welsh native Tori West has created Publish Cardiff - a day of talks, networking and celebration of all things print. Join us for the day on the 30th of September and support emerging talent at Clwb Ifor Bach. Purchase talk tickets here: Access to zine fair is free, RSVP: TALKS 12:00 pm - Live Q&A with Dazed's…

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December 2017

LGBTQ Zine Workshop

16th December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Travelling Man Newcastle, 43 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE United Kingdom
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Travelling Man and members of LGBT History Project NE will be running an LGBTQ+ Zine day. We will be basing the day around creating zines on and around queer identity. Zine making is drop in/drop out and if you've never made a zine before, this is the time! There will also be a talk about zine culture, queer culture and queer history and the overlap of these subjects as well as the many ways of how to make a zine.…

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