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December 2019

York Zine Fest – Festive Edition 2019

8th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Crescent York, YO24 1AW + Google Map

York Zine Fest is back for a very merry Festive Edition!! Join us for 40+ zine stalls, craft workshops, browse through the zine library, take some piccies in the Grotto and fill up on mince pies and mulled wine! Saturday 8th December at The Crescent, York - 12-4pm - free entry! Applications are now open, email yorkzinefest@gmail.com with your details and links to your work. Applications close 31st October. Stalls are £10.

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February 2020

Weirdo Zine Fest 2020 (Leeds)

1st February 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leeds Central Library LS1 2 Leeds United Kingdom + Google Map

Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, people of colour, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised. This year’s fair will be held in Room 700, Leeds Central Library, between 12 and 4pm. There will be 30 stallholders, selling zines, art and merch. STALLS FROM: Cross Words Zines - crosswordszines.etsy.com Pen Fight Steven Fraser - Do It…

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LGBTQ+ zine fair

16th February 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, Brixton
London, SW2 1JQ
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I’m organising a LGBTQ+ zine fair at Brixton Library on Sunday 16th Feb for LGBTHM! Would you like a stall?? Zinesters, distros, booksellers and publishers all welcome, drop me an email to reserve a stall CTownend2@lambeth.gov.uk

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Kawaii Queer Zine Fair

29th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road
London, SE16 7AR
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A super fun fanzine fair to celebrate LGBT History Month organised by Southwark Council's LGBTQ+ Staff Network! Please invite everyone you have ever met and maybe this will be fun? If you are interested in tabling, please contact us at LGBTStaffNetwork@southwark.gov.uk. See you all there!

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April 2020

(POSTPONED) Northwest Zinefest: Burnley

11th April 2020 @ 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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(CANCELLED TILL 2021) Glasgow Zine Fest 2020

18th April 2020 @ 8:00 am - 19th April 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Glasgow Zine Fest table applications are open - apply here

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May 2020

Swansea Zine Fest 2020 (online)

9th May 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be holding a VIRTUAL Swansea Zine Fest on the original zine fest date, Saturday 9th May 2020! The event will take place on this page and be shared across our other social media. The day will involve workshops, crafting and zine reviews as well as our usual open mic session - more info will be posted here soon, along with an itinerary for the day. We would like to invite you to get involved! We are looking for:…

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Sheffield Zine Fest 2020

16th May 2020 @ 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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(POSTPONED) Weirdo Zine Fest 2020 (London)

30th May 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond
London, SE1 9GU United Kingdom
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Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, people of colour, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised. We also encourage applications from new and first timer zinesters! This year there will be a special edition of Weirdo Zine Fest in London as part of Science Gallery London’s GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary season (https://london.sciencegallery.com/seasons/genders/exhibition). We are…

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August 2020

Swindon Zine Fest 2020

1st August 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swindon Central Library

We will be holding the third Swindon Zine Fest on the 1 August 2020 at the Central Library in Swindon from 12pm to 4pm. As with previous zine fests, we especially encourage LGBTQIA+/POC/disabled makers to apply. If you have any worries or accessibility questions we will try our best to accommodate you/reassure you! We will be creating a small fund to help anyone who needs it for travel costs, and table costs will be £5 half table & £10 half…

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