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Sunday 7th April, 12pm-7pm, Rich Mix
Address: 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road,, E1 6LA London,
DIY Cultures is a day long festival of zines, artists’ books, comics and distros. There will be a programme of films, animation and video art throughout the day as well as exhibitions, workshops and music. We’re celebrating all things independent, autonomous and alternative and everything is FREE to attend so check out what we’ve got lined up and find out how you can DIY!
Produced and curated by Sofia Niazi of OOMK & Hamja Ahsan & Helena Wee of Other Asias.
DIY Cultures is spread over two venues, the MAIN SPACE (Ground floor) and VENUE 2 (4th floor)
TALKS + FILM
Where: MAIN SPACE, Ground Floor
1pm: We All Can Do It! Black Women in DIY Culture -
Join Black Feminists in a discussion about how black women
have played a vital role in DIY cultures with Stephanie Phillips,
Aurella Yussuf and Rianna Parker.
2pm: DIY OR DIE: How to Survive as an Independent
Artist- “What is DIY?” opens this film
Film featuring Zinesters Lydia Lunch, Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr. and other artists.
3pm: Unemployment & Creativity Panel Discussion
Sarah Tea-Rex (Graduating in Unemployment Zine),
Saban Kazim (Gissa a Job Zine), Robin Bale (Dole arts) talk about
unemployment and creativity. Janine Francois. Kieran (Diary of a Jobseeker)
4.30pm: Prisoner Zines, Writing & Creavity Panel
Marek of (Not Shut Up Magazine), Nicki Jameson (Prisoner Fightback )
& Hamja of Free Talha Ahsan Campaign discuss prisoner
writing and creativity. Trenton Oldfield on UK prisons (TINAG)
6pm: DIY Artists Communities - Panel Discussion
Join Pippa Koszerek (Post-Artists / Independent Art School), Craftivist Collective
and from artists-run spaces Gareth Owen Lloyd(Foodface) & Esther Planas (5 years).
WORKSHOPS + MUSIC + MORE
Where: VENUE 2 (4th Floor)
Workshop Sign Up- Workshops are free but spaces are limited to 10 per workshop, please sign up at the DIY Cultures table on Ground Floor.
How to Make a Magazine- A guide by OOMK Zine
DIY Is…- Posters by various artists
Glue Paper Scissors- Animation and video work
Shape and Situate- Posters on Inspirational European Women collated by Melanie Maddison
1.30-2.30pm: Lunch Music from Extra Bones
Foxout! (violin and electronics) + more
2.30-3.30pm (table A): Workshop 1- Make a Collar with DIY Couture
2.30-3.30pm (table B): Workshop 2- Woahatrope drawing experiment with Extra Bones
3.30-4.00pm: Music from John Trouble
4.00-5.00pm: Workshop 3- Make a Collage with OOMK Zine (table A)
4.00-5.00pm: Workshop 4- Make a Patch with Hanecdote and Girls Get Busy .
5.00-6.00pm: Workshop 5- Blindfold Drawing with Dimitr Pieri
6.00-7.00pm: Workshop 6- Needle Felting with Ceri May
Where: MAIN SPACE (Ground floor) and VENUE 2 (4th Floor)
Decadence, Magpie Magazine, Kirsty Fife, Sky Nash, Gareth Brookes, Fliss and Jack, Joe Besford, Dancing Eye, Reena Makwana, Aspidistra Magazine, Lucy Porter, Peter Willis, SW Zines, Cinnamon Buns, Extra Bones, Elbow Room, Girls Get Busy, Crumb Cabin, 10×10, Feral University, Mia Julia Eley, John Trouble, Victoria Grantham, Hanecdote, Project Babe, Group Q, Cool Schmool Zines, Heather Bandenburg, Melon Shrub, Other Asias, Ben Rider, OOMK, Things in Panels, Walrus Zines, Florence Shaw, Ghostwood Press, Rachael Nilsson, Rianna Cox, Sarah Tea-Rex, DIY Couture, Hannah Prebble, Monster Emporium Press, Aloevera Studio, 20×20 Magazine, Avery Hill Publishing, Saban Kazim, Sister Ectoplasma Distro, Feminist Library, Vampire Sushi Distro, Strike! Magazine, Francesca Tuttolani, Peter Lally, Hannah Prebble, Misanthropynska, I am Hip Hop Magazine, Numb, Belly Kids, Mya Munnelly, Indestructible Energy, Craftivists.
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