Alternative Press Calendar 2009

Events we will either be attending or organising

Handmade and bound

Sunday 1st November

The Affordable book arts and zine fair

St Aloysius Social Club, London, NW1 1TA

Comica Comiket

Sunday 8th November

Small Press Comics fair returns

Nash and Brandon Rooms, The ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Are you zine friendly?

Thursday 12th November

Second event at the Foundry from the Alternative Press, promoting their new web resource the Zine Friendly blog! A night of free zine selling, swapping and appreciating!

The Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL

Autumn Anti-Folk UK Festival

Friday 20th – Saturday 21st November

An evening of music from the Anti-Folk UK collective. A zine friendly event, Alternative Press will have a table or two to sell your zines and comix. Also, self publishers who come to sell will receive a discount of £2 off daily ticket price (so, £4 rather than £6)! Sweet!

12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, Soho, London, WC2H  8NL

All I want for Xmas

Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th December

A winter market where you can get all your small press related gifts, from us! Zines, comix, handmade cards and all manner of wonderful things! Come and share some mulled wine!

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL


Are You Zine Friendly? Thursday 12th November 2009

are you zine friendly

Are You Zine Friendly?

Alternative Press are hosting another awesome evening of  Zines, comix, book arts and poetry at our second Zine Friendly event at the foundry, in order to promote our new project, the Zine Friendly Blog! A resource for Self Publishers far and wide, we will be listing venues, promoters, stockists and events that are all “Zine Friendly”!

To celebrate this we 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.

There will be communal tables with lots of space for self publishers to sell their work. 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.

We’ll be having a cake sale with free tea, Knitting circle, CD compilation lucky dip (just bring a cd of your own favourite music and take your pick!), free blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop followed by some performances and a short open mic…

Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL, map