DO IT YOURSELF CREATIVITY!
Saturday 21st November
Wur Bradford stall
Kirkgate Market (opposite Home From Home cafe)Kirkgate, Bradford BD1 1QX
What is DIY publishing?
DIY, or self-publishing is the publication of a book, magazine, pamphlet or any other media by its author, without the involvement of a publisher.The author is responsible for and in control of the entire process from beginning to end, including the content, design and distribution.
How and why people do it themselves?
Come along to our fun, inclusive event, celebrating ‘Do It Yourself’ publishing , with self- published books, pamphlets, ‘zines, comics, and music from Bradford and across Yorkshire to browse and buy, and an eclectic programme of discussions, performances, and readings.
Come along to find out how and why people self-publish and get advice on how you can do it yourself, and to contribute to a collaborative DIY ‘zine ( a handmade magazine) in a day.
We will be featuring self-published books, pamphlets, comics, music and zines from the following:
Sound Shack Records
The Common Swings
Calder Valley Scribblers
Programme for the day
Bradford poet Bruce Barnes will read from some of his work
12.30 – 12.50
Beehive Poets member Stephen Pass will talk about how he self-published his childrens’ book ‘Madge and the Mermaid’
1 – 1.30pm
Bradical zine: a chance to meet the creators and contributors behind ‘Bradical’ and discuss the themes of the zine
2pm: Performance from Manchester based artist Rosanne Robertson :
Too Much (with fibers) 2015 (20 minutes)
A live work using threads, fibers, wires, hair, tape loops and voice. This live work is part of a project on the contemporary condition of anxiety by artist Rosanne Robertson exploring assemblage, performance sculpture and sound. This performance with live action and sound making demonstrates personal anxieties, small hidden fears and relationships with social fears related to expression of gender, sexuality and the body also presented in the self published booklet TOO MUCH and original concertina hand stitched book. Both the original book and limited edition booklet are available for sale via The Penthouse self publishing project Press Gang– and guests at Wur Bradford mini self publishing fair.
Performance from Debbie Sharp. Debbie sharp is a artist based in the north west of England
and part of The Penthouse Pressgang.
Constant Sleepless Nights
“Ive suffered from panic attacks at night since I was a child
A fear of someone breaking in
Being murdered in my sleep
I grew up in Bradford in the 70s when the Yorkshire ripper was about.
At that time there was a constant fear over the city.”
Talk from Brian Lewis from Sheffield’s Longbarrow Press
Reading from Gordian Projects artist and writer Emma Bolland
FREE, ALL WELCOME
Wur Bradford is an art & social space based in a stall in Bradford’s Kirkgate Market to explore how we can make our city better through imagination and creative action. More about the project here
This event is part of a series of winter creative workshops at Wur Bradford, supported by Bradford Council and Bradford Markets. The event is co-ordinated by Wur Bradford in collaboration with Bradford zine collective Loosely Bound
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/936031153170716/
Wur Bradford is supported by Bradford Council and Bradford Markets.