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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.

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New Loosely Bound zine: Postcards From Bradford

cover illustration by Becky Kidner
cover illustration by Becky Kidner

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!

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

zines by Loosely Bound

Zine by art collective New Work Yorkshire, curated by Jean McEwan
Zine by art collective New Work Yorkshire, curated by Jean McEwan
zines by Loosely Bound member Lorain B
zines by Loosely Bound member Lorain B
Zines by Loosely Bound member Cat Simons
Zines by Loosely Bound member Cat Simons
concertina zine by Cat Simons
concertina zine by Cat Simons

Here’s just a tiny selection of our zines by us, Bradford Baked Zines organisers, zine collective Loosely Bound – these and many more of our publications will be on sale at the shop at 13 Market Street, Bradford, 13th – 18th May.

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

Talk from Longbarrow Press

Friday, 17th May, 6.30pm – 7pm, 13 Market Street, Bradford

Edgelands Matchbox by Matthew Clegg
Edgelands Matchbox by Matthew Clegg

Brian Lewis from Sheffield based poetry publisher Longbarrow Press, will give a short talk on the aesthetics and ethics of self-publishing poetry. Longbarrow Press publishes poems by Angelina Ayers, James Caruth, Matthew Clegg, Kelvin Corcoran, Mark Goodwin, Lee Harwood, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Chris Jones, Fay Musselwhite, Alistair Noon and Peter Riley. Titles range across various formats, including pamphlets, boxes and CDs; many are designed and produced by hand, some in limited editions. The ethos governing the output of the press is that the poem should dictate the format of publication. The resulting objects – matchboxes, acetates, maps – allow poet and publisher to explore alternatives to the book without resorting to gimmickry. Brian says of the attention given to each publication:

“‘Craft’ is an expression of care. It’s a simple ethic that has guided the press from the outset: the most important element in each production is care. If you don’t care sufficiently about the thing that you are making, then the audience cannot be expected to care about it either. The growing interest in craft-based practices suggests that there is something missing from industrialised ‘culture’. A pamphlet is a physical object, and it is important to understand the physical interaction of each of the component parts before you put it all together; making pamphlets by hand is a slow process, but it’s much more rewarding for the producer and, hopefully, the audience.”

Publications from Longbarrow Press will be available to buy in the shop throughout the week, from 13th – 18th May. To read more about the philosophy behind the press visit http://longbarrowpress.com/in-conversation/in-conversation-archive/