‘Message in a Bottle’ by Queer Zine Library and Queer Newham

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‘Message in a Bottle’ by Queer Zine Library and Queer Newham

Get crafty with ‘Message in a Bottle,’ a collaborative zine-making and trading project organised by Queer Zine Library and Queer Newham as part of Join the Docks autumn programme.

Queer Zine Library defines zines as ‘DIY publications made by individuals or groups of people rooted in a history of radical and political self-publishing’. Zines are the result of a passion for self-expression, are cheap to make and require no skills to create. They can document history, tell stories and experiences, and can be made with a variety of materials.

Create your very own zine and have it become part of an online exhibition launching on the 14 December, simply submit your zine to the ‘Message in a Bottle’ project by the 23 November 2020 in order to be featured!

You can send your zine in any way you choose, including emailing PDFs, JPEGs, scans or photos to queerzinelibrary@gmail.com. If you’d prefer to work offline, 50 resource packs are being made available and can be sent to anyone in the UK wanting to take part at home. Find out more.

This project supports creativity, connection, and wellbeing within the LGBTQIA+ community. The aim of ‘Message in a Bottle’ is to get more people making zines to share stories, art and writing, so get cutting, sticking, glueing, drawing, painting, digital designing and design the zine of your dreams!

Get crafty with ‘Message in a Bottle,’ a collaborative zine-making and trading project organised by Queer Zine Library and Queer Newham as part of Join the Docks autumn programme.

Queer Zine Library defines zines as ‘DIY publications made by individuals or groups of people rooted in a history of radical and political self-publishing’. Zines are the result of a passion for self-expression, are cheap to make and require no skills to create. They can document history, tell stories and experiences, and can be made with a variety of materials.

Queer Zine Library and Queer Newham are holding free, live, online zine-making workshops on various dates in October to inspire and help you create your very own zine and have it become part of an online exhibition which will launch on the 14 December.

Workshop attendees or those already familiar with the process of zine-making are asked to submit their zines to the ‘Message in a Bottle’ project by the 23 November 2020 in order to be featured!

Send your zine in any way you choose, including emailing PDFs, JPEGs, scans or photos to queerzinelibrary@gmail.com. If you’d prefer to work offline, 50 resource packs are being made available and can be sent to anyone in the UK wanting to take part at home. Find out more.

This project supports creativity, connection, and wellbeing within the LGBTQIA+ community. The aim of ‘Message in a Bottle’ is to get more people making zines to share stories, art and writing, so get cutting, sticking, glueing, drawing, painting, digital designing and design the zine of your dreams!

Time & date

Exhibition live from 14 December

Location

Online Event

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