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Here’s a list of zine and DIY events coming up in the UK.

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Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair

Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way, London, United Kingdom

Come along to the inaugural Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, an event bringing together Sticky Fingers’ friends, collaborators and allies for a fair celebrating feminist, queer, disabled-led and local interdisciplinary publishing. Featuring Em-Dash, Sissy Anarchy, Sold Out Publishing, Toothgrinder Press, Think Big Read Library, Intellitrash, Ruth Beale, Arcadia Missa, Abstract Supply, Montez Press, Emily Pope, PageMasters, […]

Cardiff Zine Fair

Chapter Market Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom

That's right zine fans, the first ever(??) Cardiff Zine Fest is coming to @chapterartscentre on Saturday 18th November 2023! Scribble down that date in your diaries, refill your long-arm stapler and keep your peepers peeled for more info about tabling/workshops coming very soon! 👀

Glasgow Zine Library: Cataloguing Disability zines

Glasgow Zine Library 32-34 Albert Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom

This event will be held in person and is for disabled people only. Check out our other cataloguing workshops. Dive into GZL’s collection in this workshop where we’ll catalogue work together and discuss how to categorize zines exploring the broad ranging experiences of disability. All welcome, no cataloguing experience necessary!

Free – £12

Kendal Zine Fest

Kendal Town Hall 9a Lowther St,, Kendal, United Kingdom

Applications for the next KZF are OPEN (link in bio) Please get your applications in soon! Our next event will be a month before Christmas on the 26th of November and we’re opening our tables to creatives of all kinds: not just zine makers! We’re looking forward to reading all of your applications!

Zine Takeover at Wellcome

Wellcome Collection 83 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom

Join us for a celebration of zines. In these DIY publications, often self-published, zine makers share their personal experiences of life, health and the human condition. Discover the world of zines in a variety of events where you’ll be able to buy zines at a zine fair, have a go at making your own, and […]

Barnsley Zine Fair

A brand new zine fair based at @barnsleycivic in the North of England, for small press writers, illustrators, artists, poets and more. 3 Feb 2024.

Zine Making Workshop

Partisan 12, New Islington Mill Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Zine Festival 2024

Edinburgh Zine Festival is back for 2024 alongside Fruitmarket’s Artist BookMarket on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2024. Venue Edinburgh Zine Fest 2024 will be in Fruitmarket’s warehouse space, next door to Waverley Station. Timings The Zine Fest will run 11-6 on Saturday, and 11-5 on Sunday. Access Accessiblity information about Fruitmarket can be […]

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