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GLASGOW ZINE FEST, THIS WEEKEND!!!

hey everyone, it’s that time of the year again! we will be at glasgow zine fest this weekend, and this year we are tabling both SATURDAY and SUNDAY!

CCA Glasgow
350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow, United Kingdom

SATURDAY 14th April & SUNDAY 15th April
12 – 7pm (accessible hour 11-12)

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Glasgow Zine Fest’s annual Zine Fair is back!

The very best of self publishing and homegrown dissent in the UK, for two days at CCA.

Our zine fair will run from 12:00-7:00pm, with an accessible hour from 11am-12:00pm for those with mobility needs or those who may have difficulty with large crowds.

Glasgow Zine Fest operates as an accessible festival – here some of the ways we ensure inclusion for all participants:

We are based in CCA, Glasgow where there is a lift to all levels, accessible toilets, street level access and screening rooms have a hearing loop system.

All events at Glasgow Zine Fest offer a concessionary rate for unwaged, low waged or anyone who has a disability – these rates are available on all priced tickets and we do not require proof upon purchase. Complimentary tickets are available for any carers who wish to attend.

All screenings will have subtitles and talks/panel discussions will have BSL interpretation.

Content notes will be produced and publicised ahead of any scheduled event that may have content that could be troublesome for any guests attending.

Toilets during the festival are gender neutral.

Glasgow Zine Fest operates a policy of tolerance, inclusion and accessibility – any participants or guests of the festival are asked to follow this policy. Anyone found to be making anyone feel uncomfortable and acting in contradiction to our ethos will be removed and will not be allowed to return to the festival.

If at any point during Glasgow Zine Fest you feel uncomfortable, please do contact us either face to face or at glasgowzinefest@gmail.com

 

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my megabus up to glasgow is already tonight (going early for some extra quality time with my glasgow pals) so the shop is closed until i’m back next wednesday. i have lots of new stuff in stock in the last few days and i’ll probably pick up more stuff at the zine fest, so there will be a massive distro update some time next week (probably at the weekend, to be honest…)

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ZINE WORKSHOP at INTRA, ROCHESTER, KENT – THIS SUNDAY (8th april)

there’s another zine workshop this sunday! (8th april)

Sunday 8th April at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

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more information at previous blog post, and no, it doesn’t matter if you missed the previous session, you are still more than welcome to join us, but please do let us know (if possible)

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SERIES OF ZINE WORKSHOPS at INTRA, ROCHESTER, KENT (NEW DATE!!!)

so, the workshop on march 17th sadly got cancelled due to snow/weather (lousy smarch wheather) but it has been rescheduled for Saturday 31st March which means we have more time to post more information about it! (small blessings)

Saturday 31st March at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

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from Confluence Medway website:

As part of our Arts Council England funded Confluence: Plan; Grow; Nurture project we are running a series of workshops and open sessions in how to make a zine.

What is a zine? 

A zine is a small hand produced magazine – quite often about a passion of the writer/zine-maker.  It could be a poetry pamphlet, it could be a booklet to tell people about dyslexia, or it could be a pamphlet about the Prisoner (examples from our first course).

It is often produced in a limited edition and hand finished in some way – some examples we’ve seen have knitted or fabric covers. You can be as creative as you want.

Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture zine making courses

We have just finished the first 3-session training course in how to make a zine using a printer called a Risograph which can print with coloured inks, and those who attended are now able to drop in to our monthly open afternoon sessions to continue working on their own zines.

Our next 3-session course runs on the mornings of Saturday 31st March, Sunday 8th April and Saturday 12th May, and is in partnership with IMHP. This course is open to everyone, but particularly for people who feel that their mental health and/or wellbeing could benefit from attending and expressing themselves creatively in a zine. Please email us if you’d like a place on this course. (A third course for younger people will run in June/July/August.)

The three workshops will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. The first workshop will introduce you to what a zine is, the second workshop will be guiding you in getting contents together for your own zine/pamphlet and concentrating on editing and layout. The final workshop will deal with printing it.

Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities to work on your own zines in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions which happen on the same day as the workshop.

Comments from the first course: 

“I’ve really enjoyed the workshop, learnt from scratch how things become a zine.”

“I’ve learnt how to use the Risograph (printer), something I can continue to use…”

“So great to see people enjoying creative activities in such a fun and relaxed way.”

“It’s long been a dream of mine to put together a zine, I enjoyed this messy, fun experience immensely. The tutors were unbelievably helpful, patient and generous.”

Confluence is also running a creative writing workshop with IMHP every other monday at The Arches Community Space, more info for that on IMHP website

if you can’t make the first session, you can also join us at the 2nd or even 3rd session, it’s not a huge problem. also if you can’t email to book, you can just show up but emailing would be prefered so we know how many people to prepare for, and how many packets of biscuits we should bring <3

come make zines with us!

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NEW ZINES & AN UPDATE?

we have some new zines in stock and some old faves back in stock. we had a sweet care package from maranda containing copies of issues 36 – 42 of telegram, and we also took delivery of the latest issue five of sonorus, everyone’s favourite feminist harry potter fanzine!

also, the zine workshop that was supposed to happen yesterday at intra was sadly cancelled last minute due to the weather (lousy smarch weather) and it has been rescheduled to Saturday 31st March. (facebook event page)

updating this at the moment is a huge pain in the butt as our computer decided to die on Thursday (just in time for drag race all stars finale. i still haven’t seen it and i’m not sure when i will at this rate, the struggle is incredibly real) and typing on my phone is not great and wordpress isn’t the easiest thing to navigate on a small screen. still can dispatch orders just fine, don’t you worry. hopefully we’ll get a new soon and things can get back to normal, whatever that is.

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ZINE WORKSHOP AT INTRA, ROCHESTER – SATURDAY 17TH MARCH

hey i know this is a bit last minute notice (again)but i’m helping run a zine course / workshop at INTRA tomorrow (Saturday 17th march) with Confluence Medway (fb page) it’s the first of 3 sessions and they are free, but spaces are limited so please contact Confluence if you’d like to attend. (but you can also just show up)

Saturday 17th March at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

Facebook Event

Our next series of zine-making workshops are at INTRA starting on on 17 March. The three workshops will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. The first workshop will introduce you to what a zine is, the second workshop will be guiding you in getting contents together for your own zine/pamphlet and concentrating on editing and layout. The final workshop will deal with printing it.  (Dates: 17 March, 8 April, 12 May.)

   Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities to work on your own zines in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions which happen on the same day as the workshop.

   Places are free but space is limited, so please email if you want to attend. One further series of zine-making workshops for people under 25 will be held in June/July/August, follow the Confluence page on Facebook for regular updates.

 

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NORTHWEST ZINEFEST POC/QUEER/NB/TRANS/DISABLED ZINESTERS TABLE FUND

for every copy of YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL #24 / MYTHOLOGISING ME #13 split zine sold before March 11th we are going to donate £1 (that’s half) towards Northwest Zinefest‘s POC/Queer/NB/Trans/Disabled zinesters table fund which is to help fund tables for marginalised makers to enable accessibility for them. you can get your copy of the zine here.

and you can find out more about the fund here, on the NWZF twitter feed and on the applications page

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ZINE COURSE PART 1 @ INTRA, ROCHESTER – SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER

hey i know this is a bit last minute notice but i’m helping run a zine course / workshop at INTRA tomorrow (sunday 10th december) with Confluence Medway (fb page) it’s the first of 3 sessions and they are free, but spaces are limited so please contact Confluence if you’d like to attend.


Sunday 20th December at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

This is the first of 3 workshops which will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. This workshop will be introducing you to what a zine is, and starting to get contents together for your own zine/pamphlet. We will do creative writing exercises and create a group zine as an example. Further workshops will deal with laying out a zine and printing it. (Next workshops on Sat 27 Jan and Sun 18 Feb). Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions.
Places are free but space is limited, so message us if you want to attend.

FACEBOOK EVENT.
more information at Confluence Medway website: https://confluencemedway.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/confluence-courses/
ZINE COURSE PART 2
ZINE COURSE PART 3

if you can’t make this first session, you can still join us for parts 2 & 3 without attending part 1, however please keep in mind part 2 focuses on editing & layout and part 3 on printing itself so maybe start thinking of / making your contents in the meantime. need help, let us know x

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LONG OVERDUE UPDATE +++ LATE BIRTHDAY SALE CODE!

hi everyone! it’s been a while. we’ve been here for the last four months, just not been up to anything new and being bad at self promoting existing things (what else is new?)

on halloween it was the distro’s 8th birthday! but we didn’t do anything to celebrate, oops. is it too late to do like a birthday sale? if it is, i don’t care cos here’s one = you can have 8% off your order with the code OOPSL8BIRTHDAY until the end of november.

and in other news i finally got around to updating the website and sorting out this small pile zines i had sitting around waiting to be added on the website for an unspecified amount of time (lets not talk about how long that is…)

BACK IN STOCK: the unchosen ones.
kind of NEW IN STOCK but really BACK IN STOCK AFTER A LONG LONG TIME: feeling alone #1, feeling alone #2, milk and apples #3, on being unusual, summer survival, we are adventurers #1

in similar news i’m gonna get my shit together and get some more brand new exciting stock in soon i swear, keep your eyes peeled!