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
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.
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
With Rachel Kaye, Catriona Simons and Em Ledger.
Catriona Simons is a Bradford based twenty something mum of three who makes, among other things, zines about life, love, guilt, parenting, food and knitting. She is a part time shopkeeper, sewing teacher and full time craft addict. In the past she has been part of the Claptrap and Loosely Bound zine collectives, and has helped to organize various craft and zine events. Her past titles include ‘letters to my teenage self’, ‘guilty’, ‘polaroids’ and ‘inky mess’ – a zine for children.
Em Ledger was one of the founding members of Lola and the Cartwheels a DIY queer/feminist collective based in Sheffield. She curated ‘The World’s A Mess and Yr My Only Cure’ zine and took Sister Spit on European tour. In 2011 she set up her own business, Get Busy; an independent women’s street wear store. Her latest zine project is Poor Lass edited in collaboration with Seleena Daye which publishes real talk about being working class. She writes about preciousness and feelings intertwined with adventures, friendships, music, tv and film, growing up and running her own business
Artist Talk: Louisa Parker: Saturday 18th May 1.30 – 2pm
Artist Louisa Parker discusses her current phD research into drawing, comics and self -publishing. Louisa is a practice led PhD researcher at Loughborough University. Her project, Small Stories explores graphic narratives based in women’s lived experiences, producing visual material which engages ‘known’ histories with the overlooked details of women’s lives. Her work adapts the communicative conventions of comics as social commentary and is self published for wider dissemination and accessibility. She has written and drawn about (among other things) mental ill health and its treatments, nurses past and present, mother and daughterhood and violence against women. She is an active member of the international comics and zines forum Laydeezdocomics