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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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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/