DIY Cultures 2014: Zines, Artists' Books and Comics 

25. May - 25. May 14 / ended RichMix


12pm - 7pm

Event | Multi-disciplinary | London

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Image by Sofia Niazi

Image by Sofia Niazi

DIY Cultures 2014: Zines, Artists' Books and Comics

DIY Cultures fair is back for a second edition on Saturday 25th May at Rich Mix! Our day long festival of zines, artist books, comics and distros will be bigger than ever with more than 60 stalls showcasing the best in independent publishing. There will be films, animation and video art as well as art exhibitions, workshops and music. We will be celebrating all things independent, autonomous and alternative.

Events include an opening talk called Decolonise It Yourself by OOMK and Black Feminists, talks on prisons solidarity, DIY ethos and fashion industry, the poetry pamphlet, mental health and anti-psychiatry. DIY workshops include one by Fine Cell Work, book making, zoetrope animation and embroidery. There will also be poetry readings, installations and an artists' book exhibition.

“DIY culture is about creating alternatives to what is out there, whether it’s news, music or art, and doing it without the need of any experts or a lot of money”
Sofia Niazi, DIY Cultures Co-curator

“In spite of blogs, facebook and twitter, zines seem to have had a nationwide comeback. This will showcase the best of alternative and independent activities from all across the UK in one big gathering.”
Hamja Ahsan, DIY Cultures Co-Curator

“The festival brings together some of the best talent out there, and also encourages visitors get creative themselves. We love the DIY ethos and the inclusivity this creates.”
Helena Wee, DIY Cultures Co-Curator

Come and browse over 60 exhibitors' stalls and buy original publications direct from the artists. If you make your own zine you can bring some copies on the day to sell at our free communal table.

Exhibitors include:

Adi Hollander
Feline Vomitus
Crumb Cabin
Hannah Prebble
Micheal Adebayo
Mark Pawson
Cool Schmool ZInes
Avery Hill Publishing
Neil van der Knutsen
Kirsty Fife
Dead Trees and Dye
Eyeball Comix
No Brainer Zine
two magpies
Gareth Brookes
Caroly Storey
Julie Kane
Tini Pencil
Diana Stanga
Alex Hahn Publishing
Athemaura zines
Esther McManus
Flamingo Magazine
Interactive Monster Unit
The Well Met Press
Microcosmic Orbit
Monster Emporium Press
Ben Rider
Ryan Humphrey
Rosemary Kirton and Thom Dinsdales
Poems Underwater
Vampire Sushi
Sam Giles
Other Asias
Usman Mohamed
UWE in Bristol
Kingston Make/Do
Shiori Clark
Camino Studio
Steve Larder
Musaraña Libros
Akina Books
John Hughes
Animated Review/Henry Press
Tania MiraisomiA
Becky Kidner
Not Shut Up
Pluto Press
Belly kids
Atiah Z and Rudy Loewe
Occupied Times
Dave Lander
Fine Cell Work
Exploding Cinema
Zine Arcade

Entrance is free!

Keep updated about our programme at:
Twitter: #DIY2014 @DIYCulturesFair

DIY Cultures 2014
12pm - 7pm, Saturday 25th May

Rich Mix
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA

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