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Does anybody know when and where this year's London Zine Symposium is taking place? There's little update online so I suspect it's not on but dearly hope it is. Rag Factory venue has been excellent…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Elms May 6, 2012.

 

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"I put together a TV package on DIY Cultures for London channel London Live. Look out for your favourite zinesters here! http://j.mp/1klbjyb"
May 27
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"I wrote a piece for the Independnet on zine culture ahead of DIY Cultures festival last week http://j.mp/1lPrnoa"
May 27
Alex Lawson commented on Emma Jane Falconer's group UK & Ireland Zinesters
"Blog on the Alternative Press Spring Fair feat loads of great zines and fairs at The Albert in Queen's Park, London. Great day. Full review here."
Jun 2, 2013
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"We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the…"
Jan 4, 2013
bobby madness commented on Alex Lawson's blog post How the perfect shop became a tragic waste
"Boo-hoo-how sad.The most interesting thing about that article was the cat!"
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Alex Lawson commented on Emma Jane Falconer's group UK & Ireland Zinesters
"Hope the Leeds Zine Fair is good today, wish I could be there. Here's a piece I've written about a zine shop in Amsterdam I felt got it all wrong…"
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How the perfect shop became a tragic waste

An average indie band once said: modern life is rubbish. And, in a case of rare agreement between Damon Albarn and I, I tend to agree. Much that previously demanded care and attention - conversation, publishing, slagging people off using clever similes - has been undermined by a simultaneously callous and over-calculated age.So outposts where these outlooks have been shunned are few and far between and should be cherished. Last week, I discovered one such place. Wandering in Amsterdam's famous…See More
Nov 4, 2012
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"Oops sorry I always forget about this site! There's one this coming saturday called About Time, at the Bussey Building in Peckham. Will be running a zine event soon too, although haven't finalised the details yet."
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Catherine Elms replied to Alex Lawson's discussion London Zine Symposium
"I heard it wasn't going ahead this year due to a lack of time and money... but don't quote me on that!"
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London Zine Symposium

Does anybody know when and where this year's London Zine Symposium is taking place? There's little update online so I suspect it's not on but dearly hope it is. Rag Factory venue has been excellent the last few years. See More
Apr 28, 2012
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"Hi, do you have any plans for further nights like the one at Drink, Shop & Do?"
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London zine event: 30th November 2011

ShadowPlay is going to be hosting a fanzine evening at Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross, London. The café/bar is more kitsch than a vintage tablecloth.This is evening is your chance to create a new SUPERFANTABULOUS COMPILATION ZINE which will take the global zine scene by storm. Come and discover the world of underground self-publishing by writing and drawing your own and reading the best zines we've collected from Grimsby to Gran Canaria. Glue, scissors, inspiration and typewriters will be…See More
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ShadowPlay (www.shadowplay.org.uk but largely hard copy) is a London-based perzine/music zine largely focussing on the weird and wonderful in life in a cut'n'paste stylee. ShadowPlay is not about free CDs, it's not about band fashion. ShadowPlay IS about real passion for music, it's about breaking down stupid music barriers between indie, HipHop, folk, electronica, punk, rock-whatever it is if it's genuine, passion and actually good this is what we'll cover-no one's telling us what to do. So enter in, email in and delve into our world. Podcast - http://shadowplayboys.podbean.com Twitter - @alexshadowplay Last.fm - http://www.last.fm/user/alexowl26 Myspace - www.myspace.com/shadowplayfanzine Yep, I'm an internet whore.

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How the perfect shop became a tragic waste

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 8:46am 1 Comment

An average indie band once said: modern life is rubbish. And, in a case of rare agreement between Damon Albarn and I, I tend to agree. Much that previously demanded care and attention - conversation, publishing, slagging people off using clever similes - has been undermined by a simultaneously callous and over-calculated age.



So outposts where these outlooks have been shunned are few and far between and should be cherished. Last week, I discovered one…

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Brighton Zine Fest 2010

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 1:04pm 1 Comment

It’s always tough to write about zines without falling into self-referential piffle – we are afterall unsubbed and unvalidated – but events such as this genuinely does remind me why I bother, sporadically, to produce material. There were a number of events, including a gig featuring the wonderful Bobby McGees and a knees up at the Cowley Club, around the festival but I just managed to leg it to the London Bridge train down from London for the main Saturday sale the fest was centred… Continue

ShadowPlay: Slowly, slowly...

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

So just a quick update as to where I'm up to with the latest ShadowPlay, I'm sure regular readers will be aware that it's been over a year since the last issue - a fact I find painful but also realistic. The problem with having a day job in which you both expend a load of energy and also, y'know, give a toss (previously unheard of for me) is that it really does test the energy levels.



Anyway, excuses over, its shaping up to be a really good issue under the particularly vague and… Continue

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At 9:07am on January 4, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 10:51am on July 5, 2012, Scarlett Pimlott-Brown said…

Oops sorry I always forget about this site!

There's one this coming saturday called About Time, at the Bussey Building in Peckham.

Will be running a zine event soon too, although haven't finalised the details yet.

At 5:27pm on January 22, 2012, Scarlett Pimlott-Brown said…

Hi, do you have any plans for further nights like the one at Drink, Shop & Do?

 
 
 

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