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.
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/
What The Folk? bring you an afternoon of acoustic music at Bradford Baked Zines:
13 Market Street, Saturday 18th May, 4.30pm – 7pm
Betsy and the Writer
and Calvin Jarvis
6pm – 6.30pm: Natalie Bradbury on her zine Shrieking Violet
Manchester writer and self-publisher Natalie Bradbury will share the ‘do’s and ‘dont’s’, joys and frustrations of making a fanzine, as learnt through her experiences of editing, designing and producing print and online zine the Shrieking Violet. Started in August 2009, the Shrieking Violet was originally conceived as an alternative guide to her adopted city of Manchester, and has now featured writers, artists and photographers and general enthusiasts from all over the UK, sharing their enthusiasm for topics as diverse as public art, architecture, Esperanto, maths, bees, swimming pools, wild food foraging and wooden rollercoasters. She will trace the Shrieking Violet’s development over the course of the 20 issues published to date, discussing design hits and misses, production and distribution (both physical and online), as well as spin-off collaborations and events such as the Manchester’s Modernist Heroines project and the annual Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention.
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Self-publishing and DIY Culture: discussion
Following on from Natalie’s talk, Bradford Baked Zines organisers Loosely Bound will host an informal discussion on self-publishing and DIY culture, with individuals and groups who self-publish, including art collective Black Dogs, Natalie Bradbury and others. All are welcome to contribute and share experiences, ideas and questions around DIY publishing.
Both events happening at Bradford Baked Zines, 13 Market Street, BD1 1LN. No need to book. All welcome
It’s been a hectic week, but plans are coming along nicely for Bradford Baked Zine shop and we’re pretty excited. We’re on Twitter now, at https://twitter.com/Bfdbakedzines and through that we’ve virtually ‘met’ some lovely zine folks, who have sent us some zines for the shop, including South West London and Surrey Zines (@SWzines) http://swzinecollective.weebly.com/ who are going to come up to Bradford and take part in the zine week. This makes us very happy, to make contact with other zine collectives, and to meet folk who are prepared to travel from way down south for the event.
We’re also really chuffed to confirm that zinemaker Natalie Bradbury from Manchester, who makes the awesome Shrieking Violet zine http://theshriekingviolets.blogspot.co.uk/ and who last year organised the Victoria Baths Zine Convention in Manchester, is going to come and give an illustrated talk on on Shrieking Violet. Dates and times to be confirmed, but we’re delighted to have her over and have the opportunity to hear about her adventures in self-publishing .
Closer to home in Bradford we’ve been talking collaborations with our friends the fabulous HowDO?! Magazine http://howdomagazine.co.uk/ and are planning a meetup with them early next week to chat about working with them on a photocopy club project to make a collective Bradford zine in the shop space – exciting. Also we’re looking forward to meeting up with Bradford husband and wife small press super duo Black Pyramid Press http://blackpyramidpress.tumblr.com/, who are going to get involved in the week.
We’re getting excited about window shop displays, posters, and shop presentation, which of course is involving a ton of empty bean cans (luckily some of us work in catering) and which we think will look pretty nifty.
Hopefully we’ll have a load more events and collaborations to report back on in our next post, following our Monday night pow – wow in The Shoulder of Mutton where no doubt some Chocolate Stout will be imbibed and more plans will be made.