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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December 2017

Zine Club! Manchester with Shy Bairns

16th December 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Partisan, 19 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M4 4FY United Kingdom
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Shy Bairns will be running a workshop using collage materials and a risograph printer, aiming to create a collaborative zine loosely based around themes of community and local identity. Shy Bairns is multi-disciplinary collective specialising in DIY arts publications. Their first publication in their self titled series, The Only Pizza Shop Where I Live Burnt Down, was released December 2016, with a second,Where's Your Coat You're Going To Be Cold, following in April 2017. Both zines intended to gather northern creatives together on one platform, creating a community regardless…

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Christmas Zine making

21st December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Place To Be, York Place
Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AH United Kingdom
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£3

Come and share your love for Christmas and make your own mini-magazine, and then fill it with writing, pictures or stick things in that are all about your favourite Christmas things. £3 per person, material provided

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Printmaking for Zines – Sick! workshop

30th December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
INTRA, 337-341 High Street
Rochester, ME1 1DA United Kingdom
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A workshop for people who want to learn how to use printmaking to communicate ideas and stories in visual ways. In two hours, artist Xtina Lamb will show you simple methods to create effective graphics with print techniques including relief printing and stencils. Zines are small self-published magazines, focused on a particular topic or theme. We'll be looking at printmaking methods that go particularly well with zine-making. All the materials you need will be on hand, and we'll have a…

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January 2018

Drop-in workshop: Zines & artist’s books with simple bookbinding

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
INTRA, 337-341 High Street
Rochester, ME1 1DA United Kingdom
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The last in a series of four drop-in creative workshop days, looking at ways to create DIY publications and explore self-expression. This workshop offers a chance to try out, practice, or combine skills from our previous workshops in the series, working on a theme of living with invisible illness. Try writing about your experiences, express your ideas with simple printmaking techniques, drawing, or collage and create your own zine, or bind your pages as a pamphlet or artist's book. The…

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February 2018

Creative Workshops: Zines – Write, Print, Share!

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beeston Library, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottinghamshire NG9 1AE United Kingdom
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£15

CREATIVE WORKSHOP Write, Print, Share! Make your own Zine in this two-part workshop Writing Workshop: Saturday 10 February, 2pm – 4pm Zine-making: Saturday 24 February, 10.30am – 3.30pm £15 for both sessions, workshops can not be booked separately Booking essential (limited places) Adults Make your own Zine and see your words in print in this two-part workshop featuring poet and writer Andrew Graves and print studio Dizzy Ink. In part one, you’ll work with Andrew to get inspiration for your…

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March 2018

Co-Making a Zine – Women’s Spaces in Oxford

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OARC Oxford, OX4 1DD United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Join Women’s History Oxford for an evening of collaborative zine-making to celebrate International Women's Day! Using the research gathered at our Learning Extravaganza in October, we’ll be looking at presenting our findings about current and historical women’s spaces in Oxford in visually interesting ways. Materials: We’ll be getting creative with scissors and glue sticks, so feel free to bring along any collage material you have knocking about at home. Old books, magazines and fabric scraps are particularly useful. Food: Please…

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Zine Making Workshop with Holly Casio

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, Poplar
London, E14 6TL United Kingdom
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Celebrate women artists, activists, community leaders, musicians, family members and unsung heroes in this Women in Focus themed zine making workshop. What are zines? Zines are self-published DIY documents with a history rooted in radical publishing. Using cut and paste collage, writing and art, you can make your own publication dedicated to putting your heroes in the spotlight. No artistic skill, experience, or technical expertise is necessary – anyone can make a zine! About the facilitator Holly Casio is a…

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Zine Making Workshop with Salford Zine Library

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN United Kingdom
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Part of: Home Young Creatives/ Persepolis Zines are a flexible, exciting medium and a powerful method of communication, often raising awareness of topics outside of mainstream media. Following the screening of Persepolis, Ingrid Francis, curator at Salford Zine Library and Isobel Harrop, author and artist, will facilitate this practical zine making workshop inspired by the film’s themes. Participants will have the chance to create their own zine and explore techniques used to make visual stories. This workshop is for those aged 16-19 and participants must…

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The House That Heals The Soul: Digital Collections

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Tetley, Hunslet Road
Leeds, LS10 1JQ United Kingdom
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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-house-that-heals-the-soul-workshop-with-shy-bairns-tickets-42908582726?aff=es2 Join Shy Bairns as they work with our Designers in Residence, Jamie Hudson and Orlando Lloyd, for a workshop as part of the exhibition, The House That Heals The Soul. This workshop will explore how digital matter on the internet are grouped into collections, be it through websites like YouTube, Instagram, or the photos saved on your phone. Workshop attendees should come with a smart phone, tablet or laptop, and Shy Bairns will work with them to print a…

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Zine making – Women’s Liberation Movement gems

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7XW United Kingdom
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This event will be the culmination of our Herstory Fridays exhibition on history of feminist publishing, focusing on the Feminist Library collection of Women's Liberation Movement materials. More details on the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/138615093473196/ Come and join us for this session of zine making that's a tribute to women's history, feminist publishing & archiving.

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