Come and join Brighton Zine Network at our fortnightly(ish) zine club! Zine club is a place to make, learn, and talk about zines in an informal and encouraging space. It is also a place to connect with other zine-makers and zine-interested folk in Brighton, with the aim of creating a collaborative and supportive zine community in the city.
Basic materials (paper, glue, scissors, pens, etc), zines and ‘how-to’ guides will be provided, as will biscuits! Everyone is welcome, whether you’re an experienced zinester or you’ve never made a zine before.
Zine club will run from 2-5pm on Sundays; the dates for 2019 are 29th September, 13th October, 3rd and 17th November, 1st December.
Zine club will be in the Cowley Club Library which is a private room accessed via the main Cowley Club cafe space on London Road or via the back door on Providence Place (see below for access details).
Who is Brighton Zine Network?
We’re a small group of people with varying levels of zine experience, all living in Brighton. Right now, Brighton Zine Network is mostly just an idea in our heads!
We don’t have preconceived ideas about what BZN is or should be, and we hope that the existence of the zine club will allow for the organic co-creation of a network, involving everyone who attends. We believe in the spirit of DIY and DIT (do-it-together) culture; we think that how Brighton Zine Network grows and evolves in the future is something that everyone has a say in.
Zine club accessibility
The group has been started by people who are all some combination of trans, queer, mad, working class, disabled and/or women! We want to continue to centre marginalized people in general.
The first five meetings will be in a private room at the Cowley Club. We’ve chosen this space because it is financially accessible, wheelchair accessible and a rare non-capitalist space in Brighton. Zine club is free to attend; small donations towards the room hire are welcomed but not expected.
Access through the main club involves going both up and down a lot of narrow steps, as well as around narrow corners.
Wheelchair and step-free access is by the back-door, which is located in Providence Place. There is a very slight ‘lip’ on the doorframe into the room. The back door says 52a on it and is decorated with some very distinctive graffiti (see group photos). We will leave this door unlocked during the workshop. If you would like someone to come outside and meet you and open the door, please send us a message in advance and we will give you a phone number to call. Once in the room there is an accessible toilet.
There will be no background music and folk are welcome to leave or arrive at any time. Folk are also welcome to put their headphones on and ignore others as we work and hang out.
We are committed to making the network and club as accessible as possible. If you have any additional accessibility needs please do get in touch with us and we will do our absolute best to meet them.