So, the first South East London Zine Fest has been and gone! But its only the begining of SE London Zines… What we want to do is cultivate a community of artists in the area.
Other than events we want to start a monthly meet up of SE based artists, writers, zinesters and really anyone interested. We’ll meet, talk about our work, encourage each other and maybe have a drink or some cake! The idea is for people to have a circle of creative people around them to encourage them in their work… Its always good to have people to bounce ideas off… Keep your eyes peeled for details! Contact email@example.com if you are interested in being involved…
Here are some pictures from the SE London Zine Fest 12/11/2011…
Upstairs at the zine fest will be a full on day of music, words, poetry, readings, storytelling but also the walls will host work by Paul Ashley Brown, Paul Petard and now added to the bill will be Eriko Hase who will be exhibiting her work for the last time in London, before returning to Japan… 😦 but YAY! 🙂 you’ll get to see her work at the SELZF!!! AWESOME!
As part of the SELZF Gary Northfield (who drew for BEANO!) will be running a workshop for kids at the New Cross Peoples Library. We’re trying to get young people into zines and making their own books, hopefully this will be one way to do it… Check out Gary’s stuff…
GGB is a feminist collective supporting female artists, writers and musicians. The zine is printed on a monthly basis featuring various work from women all over, as well as a Tumblr which kind of acts like a mood board!
Every month we host a free zine issue party playing a lot of riot grrrl and other female vocalists – we actually screened ‘don’t need you’ this month, which is a riot grrrl documentary. We’ve also put on bands like Throwing Up, BROTHERS and Good Throb, and had guest djs like Nathan from The Gossip (Beth Ditto actually came, I nearly cried!)
I released Chixtape #1 6 months ago which featured girl punk/garage bands like Cat Vet, Slutever and Night of Joy and loads more – I had taped and decorated each tape, each with their own individual sticker design.
I’m currently working on releasing Chixtape #2 in a month or so!
I started it at the end of December 2010, that’s when I released the first issue.
I’d been inspired by the riot grrrl zines for years but had sort of lacked self belief, and it was when one of my good friends made an illustration zine that I released how easy it is. Now I’m a part of the zine community, donate to zine libraries and have stalls at fairs – and the support I’ve received is totally amazing.
Here at Goldsmiths W.I. HQ (a gaggle of girls sat in the corner of a pub, but let’s imagine a fantastical Michel Gondry-esque workshop, shall we?) we are mega excited/amped/ keyed up/all a-flutter over the South East London Zine Fest! As a W.I., we’re naturally into the crafty, DIY aspect of zines, but coming from Goldsmiths, its especially ace to be involved with creating a platform for SE London based artists and writers.
Right now, we’re taking submissions for our own zine which we’re putting together for the event, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to pitch us your ideas/artwork/articles. Think anything oriented towards South East London, sassy chicks and the Women’s Institute, and craft how-to’s, but we’re open to most everything, whether fun or serious. Also, we’re trying to do a mini series of Slutwalk street style illustrations from this summer’s march, and we’d love it if you culd send us your drawings of some of the particularly memorable/fab/funny/badass outfits from the event.
During the Zine Fest, come to our table for our zine and baked treats, and feel free to join in with any crafting we’re doing at the table. You can also join us at a craft workshop and help us make massive amounts of bunting. We’ll even have embroidery thread to hand if you really want to personalize it.
See you in a few weeks!
Love from Goldsmiths W.I.
PS- when we were discussing on of our other features earlier in the week, a ‘greatest hits’ selection of South East London sights, the Dinosaur Court at Crystal Palace Park came up. Since most of us hadn’t been in an age, we decided to put together a mini W.I. trip to the park. On Monday the 24th, we’ll be meeting at New Cross Gate Station at 3pm and traveling to the park from there. We may or may not be bringing dinosaur shaped biscuits with us. Check it out/RSVP on facebook.
Thanks to Kathryn Corlett
You are both AWESOME!
Thanks to Ellena Donlon!
if you’d like to contribute a flyer, any ideas or ahelping hand for the coming zine fest, please get in touch…
Is coming soon!
Saturday 12th November 2011
12 – 6pm
The Amersham Arms