Category Archives: Our events

Photos from the final weekend at Bradford Baked Zines

Martyn Johnston from HowDO?! in conversation with Caroline Hick, Friday 17th May at Bradford Baked Zines
Martyn Johnston from HowDO?! in conversation with Caroline Hick, Friday 17th May at Bradford Baked Zines

informal discussion about self-publishing

Brian Lewis from Longbarrow Press talk, Friday 17th May,  on the ethics and aesthetics of self-publishing poetry
Brian Lewis from Longbarrow Press talk, Friday 17th May, on the ethics and aesthetics of self-publishing poetry

poem

Vicky and Fliss from SW London and Surrey Zines, talking about the collective and their own experiences and history of zine making, Friday 17th May
Vicky and Fliss from SW London and Surrey Zines, talking about the collective and their own experiences and history of zine making, Friday 17th May
Some of the zines Vicky and Fliss brought up with them.
Some of the zines Vicky and Fliss brought up with them.
Zine Bingo with performance artist Marianne Springham and friend, DJing by the fantastic Dom from No Hands
Zine Bingo with performance artist Marianne Springham and friend, DJing by the fantastic Dom from No Hands
Did you buy your bus bingo ticket?
Did you buy your bus bingo ticket?
Heads down...
Heads down…
Simon hoping he has a line...
Simon hoping he has a line…
And he does! The lucky winner of a signed photo of the Ticket Inspector
And he does! The lucky winner of a signed photo of the Ticket Inspector

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Vicky wins some zines at the tombola
Vicky wins some zines at the tombola
Rachel Kaye and Em Ledger outside Bradford Baked Zines before their per-zine talk, Saturday 18th May
Rachel Kaye and Em Ledger outside Bradford Baked Zines before their per-zine talk, Saturday 18th May
Cat Simons, Rachel Kaye and Em Ledger, speakers at per-zine discussion event, Saturday 18th May
Cat Simons, Rachel Kaye and Em Ledger, speakers at per-zine discussion event, Saturday 18th May
Cat Simons reading from her zine 'Letters To My Teenage Self"
Cat Simons reading from her zine ‘Letters To My Teenage Self”
Claire Potter live typewriter performance without an audience, Saturday 18th May
Claire Potter live typewriter performance without an audience, Saturday 18th May
Claire Potter
Claire Potter
Claire Potter
Claire Potter
Jed and Simon geeking over The Cunningham Amendment. Photo by Sam Dakin
Jed and Simon geeking over The Cunningham Amendment. Photo by Sam Dakin
Tess Connor - Kavanagh performing as part of What The Folk music segment at Bradford Baked Zines. Many thanks to Tess for organising this lovely event for us
Tess Connor – Kavanagh performing as part of What The Folk music segment at Bradford Baked Zines. Many thanks to Tess for organising this lovely event for us

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.

SW London and Surrey Zines: talk, Friday 17th May, 7pm

Friday, 17th May, 7pm – 7.30pm:

Zines from  Vicky-Ann Smith of SW London and Surrey Zines
Zines from Vicky-Ann Smith of SW London and Surrey Zines

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.

Last night’s Shrieking Violet talk and DIY culture discussion events

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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!

HowDO?! magazine discussion event: Friday 17th May, 5-6pm (re-scheduled event)

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)

Artwork by Jean McEwan
Artwork by Jean McEwan

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

Music and art curated by Bridget Hayden

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

mick flower

N. racker

Trembling Bells

Stephanie Hladowski

records and collages from john godbert aka Herb diamante.

and hand screened posters from jake blanchard 

 

Bridget’s current self-released album is available to download and buy here

'shipwrecked' by Bridget Hayden

Typewriter performance: Claire Potter, Saturday 18th May

Claire Potter

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? Live acoustic music, Saturday 18th May

What The Folk? bring you an afternoon of acoustic music at Bradford Baked Zines:

13 Market Street, Saturday 18th May, 4.30pm – 7pm

from:

Betsy and the Writer

Betsy and The Writer

https://soundcloud.com/tom-james-17/see-gulls

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Betsy-the-Writer/610216349004894?fref=ts

Tess Connor-Kavanagh

Tess Conor- Kavanagh

https://www.facebook.com/tessck?fref=ts

Jack Winn

Jack Winn

http://winn.bandcamp.com/album/trying

and Calvin Jarvis

Per-zine discussion event: Saturday 18th May

2 – 3.30pm ‘It’s common, but we don’t talk about it’; personal writing, zines and autobiography

Rachel Kaye, Em Ledger and Cat Simons

What makes a good per-zine? Why use a pen name? What happens when you share your darkest secrets in your zines? What subjects would we never write about?
In the grand tradition of per-zines we’ll be over sharing our experiences of writing about the personal in this informal, round table event. Including zine readings, discussion and a chance to ask your questions. You are welcome to bring along your own personal writing to read and share.

With Rachel Kaye, Catriona Simons and Em Ledger.

 

Rachel Kaye started an ill advised, long term love affair with zines when she was 14 and published Toast and Jam – collected stories of surviving eating disorders. Since then she has sporadically published Footsteps in the Dark, a per-zine (and now a blog) of whispered secrets, as well as contributing to various collective zines and live blogging for grown up arts conferences. She writes about gender, sex, class, politics, mental health and art. She is still making everything up as she goes along.

 

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, 18th May, 1.30 – 2pm

Artist Talk: Louisa Parker: Saturday 18th May 1.30 – 2pm

 Bradford Baked Zines: 13 Market Street, Bradford
Louisa Parker

Louisa ParkerArtist 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

Spoken word event: Rachel Newsome

Saturday 18th May, 3.30pm  – 4pm. Free event.

Bradford Baked Zines, 13 Market Street 

Rachel Newsome, writer, academic and director of Don’t Tell Stories which curates narrative-based experiences and situations, will be reading from one of her dark fables which explore the pendulum swing between the dark interior of the human psyche and the search for light. Her  individual stories will shortly be available through Beetroot Books http://www.beetrootbooks.com/section/73/1/rachel-newsome-