Open to all, but under 16’s should come with an adult. Learn to make a minizine or work on a more substantial project (Halloween themes encouraged!). I’ll be bringing useful DIY zinemaking equipment like pens, old magazines, glue, scissors, paper, a large paper cutter/guillotine and a booklet stapler. I’ll also be bringing the Plymouth Zine Library collection, and books on making zines and comics.
Anyone can have a go at making a zine, you don’t need to be the world’s best artist, or photographer, or writer. If you have something you want to say or ideas you want to work through, zinemaking is an ideal way of doing it. You can make a random collage zine, a humour zine, a comic, a culture/music/film fanzine, a personal zine, a political zine, an art zine..
Come along and if you’re new to this I’ll get you started. If you’re not new, bring a project or start a new one with company and free tea and coffee!
When: Sunday 28th October 1-5pm
Cost: £2 per person towards rent and materials
Where: Union Corner, Union Street, Stonehouse, PL1 3EZ
(Cross posted to the YEA Plymouth blog)
My poster design for the August zine workshop is a vegetable kebab on a pencil. I often feature pencils or scissors in my zine workshop designs to refer to the handmade DIY aspect of making zines. I went for a barbecue concept because of the heat recently, but going by the last couple of days an umbrella might have been more appropriate! If you’re interested in the workshop see the details here!
July was International Zine Month so I made this Summer themed poster advertising that as well as the zine workshop. It is black and white to accentuate the black and white DIY photocopy style of many self-published zines.
I have started using the same header and text on the workshop posters to save time as all my work on those and the Zine Library is voluntary, and they were taking too long to make when I was personalising the header on each one. I have been so busy recently at The Clipper and organising the YEA Plymouth exhibition, as well as other illustration work, that I had to cut the time I was spending on these posters unfortunately.
I will be at The Clipper this week making badges, taking commissions and most importantly talking to people about YEA Plymouth our PAW 2018 project, and about the Plymouth Zine Library and zine workshops!
The Clipper is open to the public on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July from 12-6pm, and Saturday will be a Community Open Day with food, music and activities. Come down and see what is going on and have a chat to me at 65 Union Street, Stonehouse PL1 3LU!
P.S. My poster was inspired by a detail in an amazing mural in The Clipper and the sign in the window:
In June I started organising zine workshops again using Union Corner as my new venue for those and the zine library I curate, as it is very close to where I live and I want to support my local community resources. (I had to take a break from the zine workshops to put my time into organising arts workshops at Plymouth Arts Centre for YEA Plymouth, which is a group I lead for young people aged 11-19).
The workshop went pretty well for the first time in a new place, there were several younger people than usual because I think a lot of local students have gone away for the summer. I am booking in the next one for later this month and I hope I can make it a regular monthly event!
I will be writing a blog soon about why I think making zines is really great for people to do, especially creative people who want to get their work out there and share it, and people who want to get their thoughts down in an interesting way, or just play with new ideas.
Today I took part in the monthly Manor Street Market. Me and my family have visited for the past couple of months and there are always different stalls to check out and people to talk to, and tea, coffee, cakes and lunch inside Union Corner, which is on Union Street right next to the market.
At today’s market as well as my table there were stalls selling books, jewellery, glass pendants and ornaments, secondhand items, and the people from Royal Adelaide Art & Yoga selling zines, cards, prints and more.
Union Corner is a community hub and meeting place, which has different events and groups meeting there on most days, for example for yoga, tai chi, drama, and the 100 Homes Project workshops – you can see their calendar on their website.
The next Market is on Sunday 19th August and I hope to have a table there too – make sure to follow Nudge Community on Instagram and Twitter to keep updated. If you’re a local seller get in touch with them to book a table, they are also looking for musicians and street performers to create an exciting atmsophere and make the market into a regular community event.
Thanks to my dad for these photos!
I will be at the Union Corner Manor Street Market at 10-2pm tomorrow, come along and have a look around! They do lovely cake!
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