Many thanks to everyone who participated, performed, helped us, and came along to make Bradford Baked Zines a fantastic week which made our ziney hearts soar. Special thanks go to Dom Sheard, Tess Connor-Kavanagh and Gideon Seymour for their work and support.
Friday, 17th May, 7pm – 7.30pm:
Vicky-Ann and Fliss from South West London and Surrey Zines, ’ a new group of zine writers and readers from South of The River dedicated to preserving zines and DIY culture’, will give an informal talk on SW London and Surrey Zines: how the collective began and how it works. We are delighted to welcome Vicky-Ann and Fliss, who are travelling to Bradford especially for Bradford Baked Zine week. They will also be talking about their own zines, which will be available in the shop all week.
An excellent talk last night by Manchester based writer Natalie Bradbury on her zine Shrieking Violet, followed by an impromtu question and answer session on the many aspects of the content, style and distribution of the zine. We had time afterwards for a short open discussion on zines and self-publishing, in which issues of politics and asethetics of zinemaking were addressed. An enlightening and thought-provoking evening. Many thanks to Natalie for her presentation and to all who came along and participated!
Wednesday 15th May: Martyn Johnston from HowDO?! magazine in conversation with curator Caroline Hick
Bradford Baked Zines, 13 Market Street BD1 1LN
5pm – 6pm (event re-scheduled from Wednesday 15th May)
As Issue 11 ( The Collector’s Edition) hits the streets, Martyn Johnston, founder of HowDo?! grassroots Bradford cultural magazine, in conversation with curator Caroline Hick, about the ethos and evolution of HowDo?! and his approach to self-publishing and the future direction for the magazine. This event ties in with the current exhibition at Bradford University Gallery II HowDo?! Off The Page: Appraisal, Celebration and the Future?! which celebrates the achievements of the magazine, from its first issue in December 2011 and invites its readership and visitors to the space to come and talk about their creative projects and ideas, to map and profile artists, venues, projects, promoters and organisations currently active in the city, to share ideas, make things and copy swap.
There are a number of copies of Issue 11 available to buy from Bradford Baked Baked Zines, for just £3.
All welcome, no need to book
We were delighted to receive a package in the post yesterday from our favourite publication in the world, anarchist letterpress journal The Cunningham Amendment. A publication so full of wit, wonder and beauty, it makes us want to weep with joy. We had written to them last week asking them to send us some of their incredible back issues for our zine library, and being the superlative people they are, they obliged. We are so very excited to add these issues to our zine library, and invite you to come and peruse them during out tenure at 13 Market Street, and experience the joy they bring. Intrigued? Here’s a blogpost from another satisfied customer http://warrendraper.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/o-frabjous-day-callooh-callay-the-posties-delivered-my-tca/
Here’s a sneak preview of the brand new Loosely Bound zine, Postcards From Bradford. Edited and designed by Sam Dakin, with cover illustration by Becky Kidner, containing postcard responses to Bradford from the Loosely Bound collective, the zine is a limited edition publication made especially for Bradford Baked Zines. Get your copy in the shop from 13th May!
Our friend musician Bridget Hayden curates a selection of self-published music and artwork especially for Bradford Baked Zines, which will be avilable to buy in the shop all week
including vinyl from
and hand screened posters from jake blanchard
Bridget’s current self-released album is available to download and buy here
Claire Potter is a writer, performer and editor. Her work discusses and embodies the symbiotic relationship between reading and writing in terms of performativity, and asks what an act of live publishing might look and sound like given audience sensitivity and context. For Bradford’s Baked Zines Claire will produce a live typed text that will be included in her forthcoming book, Furniture.