North West Zine Fest 27 May


This Saturday Star and Garter are hosting the North West Zine Fest, which is being co-organised by Ingrid from Mythologising Me Zine, Steve and Elizabeth from the Salford Zine Library and Young Explorer and Cherry Styles who edits The Chapess Zine.

We interviewed Steve and Elizabeth back in 2013 just as they were taking over the Salford Zine Library, read our interview here.


” A zine (an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly a handmade, photocopied (or otherwise cheaply produced) small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images.”

So a zinefest brings together makers of zines to display and sell their work – zine prices tend to cover the cost of production and are a labour of love, not a for-profit business.

After the success of our zine workshop for Freds at Night we are looking forward to heading over and checking out what zines are on offer. Entry to the NW Zine Fest is FREE and there are drop-in workshops taking place throughout the day.


Animated Review, Henry Press, Apples to zines, Cool Schmool Zines, Buy Her Candy, Steve Larder, Shape & Situate zine, your pretty face is going straight to hell / vampire sushi distro, Fanzine Ynfytyn & Being Editors, catalog01, Kim Searle, After-Effect & others, Rob Jackson Comics, Emily Chappell, Bi Community News, Silvia Carrus, Becky Kidner, The Common Swings, Will Be Betrayed, LED semantics, Brunez, Miss Heather Comics, Emily Tulett, Will Tapply, KRJ, BCN, Stef Bradley, Nous Magazine, Sugar Paper, Cross Words Zines, Shape Of My Heart, Jenna Lee Alldread, Sprout Publications, The Fancy Island, Chella Quint, A Thousand Strangers, Ellipsis, 2nd Hand Zine


12 midday: Getting Started with Making Zines with Emma Falconer (30-45 mins)

1pm: Feminist zine making with Queen of the Track + the Chapess zine (1 hour drop in session)

2pm: A Fat Activist Show and Tell with Kirsty of Hard Femme/Make It Work zines 30-45 mins

North West Zine Fest
11am – 5pm
Star and Garter
18-20 Fairfield Street
M1 2QF

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