Here are some upcoming events & news for your attention:
1) ‘Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy’ with Philippa Perry
Wednesday 16th June, 7pm, FREE
“Artist and psychotherapist Philippa Perry will be in-store discussing her new graphic novel ‘Couch Fiction’, the touching and witty story of one man’s experiences in therapy.”
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX
Nearest tube: King’s Cross
2) Bradford Zine Fayre 2010 – Sunday 20th June
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford http://www.impressionsgallery.com
(evening events will be going down at the 1in12 Club, Albion Street, Bradford http://www.1in12.com)
The ClapTrap Zine Collective invite you to get involved! Impressions Gallery is smack bang in the middle of Bradford, with big lovely studio room overlooking the square and has proper disabled access. Thus, we have space on the day for a large number of stalls. All stalls are free, so please book one early to avoid any tears at bedtime! We’ll be doing workshops and readings too, so please get in touch with ideas for that. There will be cheap grub for dinner provided by The Treehouse and 1in12 Peasants Collective, a chance to contribute to and peruse the incredible Northern Indymedia Online Zine Library, plus an extra special unveiling of a proper Arabic Printing Press up at the club for all to admire and have a go on. Lots of other exciting bits and bobs in the pipeline, culminating in a gig at the 1in12 for the evening. We’ll be kicking off the Fayre at Noon, going on till 5pm, breaking for food, then partying till the wee hours. The last Zine Fayre was a really wonderful do, as was our recent Anarchist Bookfair, and there is a real appetite for Zines up here at the moment, all that’s missing is you!
Jen on 07921141669 or Joel on 07946544613
Claptrap c/o Branches Co-Op, 106 Preston Street, Bradford, BD7 1JP
3) Handmade & Bound goes to the seaside! – Sunday 4th July
Handmade & Bound is an independent fair with affordable, handmade artists’ books, comics and zines. The event will be based on handmade but affordable books and zines. We want to achieve a good balance between artists books and zines (in the DIY punk tradition). We are going to Whitstable in Kent on Sunday 4 July 2010 and holding an artists’ book fair there as part of the Whitstable Biennale. The venue is close to the sea front.
St. Marys Hall, Oxford Street,Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DD
11am – 5pm
4) Tapestry Goes West – Sunday 4th July
Monthly Camden Club Tapestry heads out into the countryside for a Festival Day in Hertfordshire. A whole bunch of bands headlined by ‘The Magic Numbers’ will play, or take it more easy and recline to the sound of a brass band blowing. You like mediterranean food? That’ll be there. A drink? There’s the Betsy Trotswood beer tent. And small-press? Even we’ll be there with a stall! All details on their website:
5) Zine Convention in Tunbridge Wells – Saturday 21st August
‘MADE’ is the first zine and art convention held in Tunbridge Wells and is a day for celebrating all things handmade. Wolfwind collective invites up and coming artists to create a day of zines, posters small press and crafty cuts. The event will include established favourites within the zine world, several artist collectives showcasing their current works, cake stalls, interactive live painting and music.
11am – 6pm
Tables are free, please apply now, with a brief description of you work/ zines to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications will be the 7th August 2010
More information about the event can be found at;
6) FINALLY – Zine Library in Salford asks….
We are currently compiling donations for a self-publishing archive based in Salford, on the edge of Manchester, UK and thought you or anyone you know may be interested in submitting their self-published works.
Salford Zine Library is a non-profit venture which aims to create a library of self published work from around the world for all to access. The Library is based at Islington Mill, Salford (www.islingtonmill.com), home to over 50 artist studios.
If you would like to contribute to the project please send your self published work to:
Salford Zine Library
48 Landos Court, Gunson St., Manchester, M40 7WT
So far we have had over 150 contributions from Johnny Ryan, Craig Atkinson, Supermundane and Mike Perry! We look forward to seeing yours!