WTS Zine Fair

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The annual zine fair returns at Watch This Space in 2022. We invite you to join this thematically sprawling, temporally-finite autonomous zone, where anyone can publish anything they like as a little paper thing you can hold in your hand.

A zine is an inherently political tool of self-expression. It can be a self-published story, comic, poster, single-page drawing, open letter, photo journal, flip book, brochure, postcard, sticker, manifesto, etc. The model for making is DIY and you don’t need any experience as a writer, artist or human being.

Join us for the Zine Fair opening on Friday night, 8 July to celebrate the fair, with live performances, readings and a very special soft launch:

Readings from:

Spandana Pillarisetty**
Ahmed Adam**
Declan Furber Gillick

“The truth about the NT Intervention” booklet with accompanying video
by IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group)

Music from:

Nookz n Villain
Abiabi Richboii Thegreatone

**Launching new works created in partnership with Teh Cha.

Then come down on Saturday, 9 July for the fair itself – the gallery transformed into a marketplace of zines from here, there, and far off places. 8CCC will be broadcasting live from the fair.

The Zine Fair is also generative: make your first, next, or ultimate zine alongside others at the zine making workshop at WTS on Monday, 4 July. All welcome, some materials provided but pls also BYO, e.g. sketchbook, paper (for printing also, recycling encouraged), pencils, pens, computers etc.

If you want to use our photocopier, “Slick Ric”, and other facilities (long arm stapler, guillotine, etc) to compile your work, you can book a date with Slick Ric here. It’s important to book your copying sesh in ahead of time, as he can only handle so many pages a day. BYO paper – and did you know WTS members get heavily discounted print/copy rates?

All zines participating in the fair will be sold on the collective tables through a very simple system: you drop your zines off to WTS anytime/day during opening hours before 10am on Fair day, along with a price tag, and an envelope for collecting sales money – ca$h only, bby.

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