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Lazy Sunday: Bradford Zine Fayre 2010

Sunday 20 June 2010, 12.00pm to 5.00pm

Join us for a Lazy Sunday of stalls, workshops and overall DIY loveliness, kicking off at midday with the Zine Fayre at Impressions, where there will be…

* Zine Stalls confirmed so far are Marching Stars Zine Distro 
- Aspire Mag 
- Recycled Crafts 
- Radical Routes InfoStall
 - Jeez Louise Zine Distro 
- Memo and the fine city friends 
- Other Asias
 - Mrs Sew and Sew selling some fine crafts 
- Ultrahorse/Constipated Rhythms 
- Ont' Road Zine. Interested in having a stall? Email if you'd like to book a space, stalls are free.

* Individual Zine Table
where your zine will be sold for you and then at the end you can collect your money and any left over zines. (You don't need to book for this, just turn up and give us your zine).

* Northern Indymedia Online Zine Library
scan and upload your zines to the library and have a nosey. Help will be on hand if you need it.

* Group Doodle
draw your own imaginary map of Bradford – and indulge in some collective doodling fun!

* Licensed Bar
selling alcoholic and not so alcoholic drinks – with comfy sofas to relax and read your new shiny zines.

Talks and workshops run by Claptrap downstairs in the Fabric Pop Up Art Space, Centenary Square...

* From 1.00pm
Get hands on and join in the process of making a zine, badge making and find out more about distribution in a talk with Lizzy from Marching Stars Zine Distro. Check displays on the day for more information on what's happening when or email

* 4.00pm  
Hear legendary writer and performer Nick Toczek give his unique insight into the world of independent publishing, anecdotes aplenty and a healthy dose of anarchic humour. Nick co-founded the first ever music fanzine to grace the North, Wool City Rocker, in 1979 which became a benchmark for punk and alternative living across the country and was a favourite of DJ John Peel, amongst many others. His poetry magazines, The Little Word Machine and Black Columbus pushed boundaries through the 70s and 80s, and he continues to perform prolifically across the globe. A professional writer his entire life, Nick currently writes for R2 (Formerly Rock 'N' Reel, another Zine-done-good).

After things wind down at Impressions you can head down to the to the 1in12 Club, Albion Street, Bradford for food and music…

* 5.00pm to 7.30pm

Food in the cafe on the top floor, with grub for dinner provided by The Treehouse Cafe and the 1in12 Club bar will be providing accessibly priced local booze from the likes of Sam Smith's Brewery.

* 7.30pm til late
Musical delights on the gig floor featuring Violet Violet, Fanny Accordion and Heavy D, Lost From Atlas, Numm Tongues, The Flaps plus zine readings and poetry. Read more at

There will also be folk who can show you the new arabic printing press and the 1in12 Zine library (it's small, but mighty) Entrance £2 members/£3 guests. This event is open to members and guests of the 1in12 Club.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the day, having a stall or performing email

Bradford Zine Fayre 2010 is organised by Bradford’s Claptrap Zine Collective in partnership with Impressions Gallery and the 1in12 Club.

This event is also taking place during MelaMatik 2010, the Bradford Mela Fringe Festival which runs from 10 June to 20 June 2010. Read more at

Zine Fayre 2009 (Claptrap)

Zine Fayre 2009 (Claptrap)