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Victoria Baths zine fair

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Victoria Baths zine fair

Time: May 5, 2013 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Victoria Baths, Manchester
Street: Hathersage Road
City/Town: Manchester
Website or Map: http://www.victoriabaths.org.…
Event Type: fanzine, fair, zine, festival, workshops, talks
Organized By: Natalie Bradbury
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2013

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Event Description

The third fanzine event to take part at Manchester's beautiful Victoria Baths. 

Manchester-based illustrator and zinester David Carden will give a lively musical tour inspired by the history of Victoria Baths, with songs about the ladies pool, channel swimmer Sunny Lowry, a couple meeting in the Baths and the building's beautiful stained glass, and will also be on hand to draw your portrait in five minutes (for a small fee!). 

See original artwork and hear from John Mather during a talk about his Pictorial Guide to Greater Manchester Public Swimming Pools (http://theshriekingviolets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/review-greater-manchesters-public.html) at 2.30pm upstairs in the former superintendent's flat.

Dip into a hands-on zine-inspired activity with Pool Arts throughout the day, who will be asking for your help to produce VB's very own fabulous fanzine, The Vicky. 'Bring Back Baths' will use team effort, collage, lino printing and on-the-spot reportage from the fair to compile some articles about why public wash baths should be making a comeback! The first issue of The Vicky appeared during 2003 with occasional issues ever since. Bring your old comics, your sense of humour and your glue sticks! Original copies of the early issues will be on sale on the day!

Listen to readings by Manchester author David Hartley, including from his new book Threshold, and hear Karren Ablaze! talk about her experience of making zines in Manchester and Leeds in the 1980s.

The event will be soundtracked by a choir performance by Ordsall Acapella Singers in the Gala Pool. Guided tours of the building will also be on offer, including a 'behind the scenes' tour.

Running order:

1pm - Film screening, Helpyourself Manchester, cinema space (off the sports hall)
- Talk by Karren Ablaze! (superintendent's flat)
1.30pm - Choir performance, Ordsall Acapella Singers, in the Gala Pool
2pm - Musical Tour of Victoria Baths by David Carden
2.30pm - Talk by John Mather on the Pools of Greater Manchester (subject of his hand drawn Pictorial Guide)
3pm - Film screening, Helpyourself Manchester, cinema space (off the sports hall) 
- Choir performance, Ordsall Acapella Singers, in the Gala Pool
3.30pm - Reading by David Hartley (superintendent's flat)

Free stalls are on offer to anyone who would like to give a talk, run a workshop or give a demonstration. Space will also be available for people to read from their fanzines.

Stalls cost £10. Download a booking form from www.victoriabaths.org.uk/visit/2013/family-friendly-trail. If you have any queries, please email gill.wright@victoriabaths.org.uk or phone 0161 224 2020.

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