We’ve been busy over the last couple of weeks making collective zines together.Here are some images of our ‘Welcome’ zine which we put together for the Bradford Refugee Festival exhibition which happened this week in a popup shop in John Street.
The zine explored different ideas, thoughts, and experiences on the theme of ‘Welcome’ from members and friends of Wur, expressed in writing, drawings and collage. We are distributing around Bradford as we feel that being welcoming is something that is really important right now. Let us know if you would like a copy, or better still visit us at the stall to get one – we are open every Thursday 12-3pm.
This week we worked on a zine on the theme of ‘Community’ which is being specially made for the Printing Communities event at South Square on Friday 1st July
On the very heightened day of the EU referendum when feelings were running strong and people were feeling anxious, worried, upset, angry – it felt really good to come together and make pages together about our various experiences of our different communities – and to remind ourselves, in the words of the late Jo Cox MP who was tragically murdered last week, that
“We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us”
If you would like to contribute to our ‘Community’ zine, there’s still time! You don’t have to be from or based in Bradford. We welcome words, images or a combination of both- responding to any aspect, ideas or experiences of ‘Community’. Contributions could take the form of fiction, poetry, personal experiences or stories, drawing, photography, comic or collage. Contributions can be a few lines, or a few pages. You can contribute anonymously if you like.
The zine will be A5 portrait format (|14.8cm by 21cm) , and will be photocopied in black and white. If you are sending image files please send them in black and white. You can send your contribution either as a text document if you are sending words or as a jpeg if you want to send us an image or a page.
You can either email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 63 Nelson Street, Cross Roads, Keighley BD22 9EA to reach us by Wednesday 29th June.
All contributors will receive a free copy of the zine.