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Monday, 5 October 2009

London Alternative Press Event Announced

Alternative Press are hosting another awesome evening of Zines, comix, book arts and poetry at their second Zine Friendly event at the Foundry in London in November, in order to promote the new project, the Zine Friendly Blog.

A resource for Self Publishers far and wide, the site will be listing venues, promoters, stockists and events that are all "Zine Friendly"!

To celebrate this the AP team are inviting small pressers everywhere to come down and promote their own work for free.

"All we are asking is that people donate what they can, even a zine or two, to help Alternative Press to keep promoting the scene," says co-organizer Jimi Gherkin.

"There will be communal tables with lots of space for self publishers to leave their work," he continues. "Also, printmakers or those with large work are encouraged to use the walls as a spontaneous temporary free arts space where you can stick up your work DIY style! BYOB (Bring Your Own Blu-tak!)

"Also, we are inviting some zine distributors to represent as much of what is going on in the scene as we can."

There will be food and other fun stuff, too. "We'll be having a cake sale with free tea, knitting circle, free blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop followed by some performances and a short open mic."

It all sounds like great fun and past events have been well received, so if you're in London, give it a go.

• We Make Zines takes place at the Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL on Thursday 12th November. Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm. More info at:

• We'll be presenting an interview with Jimi later this week as part of our "Matters of Convention" series compiled by Matthew Badham

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