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Cork’s second annual Zine Fest celebrates Leeside DIY culture this weekend

Cork’s second annual Zine Fest celebrates Leeside DIY culture this weekend

Mike McGrath-Bryan

Cork’s ongoing love affair with the humble, DIY medium of zines continues apace this Saturday at St. Peter’s on North Main Street, as the former Vision Centre plays host to the second annual instalment of Shaky Shots Projects’ Doppelgänger/Zine Fest all-dayer.

Intended as a ‘celebration of zine culture and small press’, the event plays host to a pop-up zine library featuring homemade media from around the world, stalls, discussion panels, zine-making workshops, and DJ sets throughout the day from local DIY heads.

Shaky Shots’ zine library is a travelling exhibition of zines and other homemade print, spanning the globe and ranging from the 1970’s to 2019, with physical submissions accepted on the day.

A pair of zine workshops anchor the day in expression and creativity, with a kids’ workshop at 10.30am at the venue, and an adult workshop at 3pm. During these hour-long workshops, Oriane Duboz of Shaky Shots and others will explain what a zine is, why making zines is important, how to make a folded zine, and explore other formats.
as well as bringing different kinds of zines to get creative juices going. Tickets are €5 apiece for each, and limited to fifteen people. Open to everyone, and those partaking are encouraged to bring pics, drawings, collages and other visual-media components they’d like to use.

At 1pm, comic-maker Stephen Morton will head up a live multimedia reading of his work, while at 2pm, a panel of local DIY heads and zine makers, including speakers from Cork Zine Archive and Bloomers mag, will head up a discussion on “creating and empowering communities through zines and prints”.

Meanwhile, a DIY market happens throughout the day, with local labels, zinemakers, visual artists and other creatives meeting and greeting at the stalls, with a full lineup of local DJs (to be announced) supplying personal selections of tunes.

For more information, head to the Facebook event page, and for more on Shaky Shots Projects, head to their Facebook and Twitter respectively.

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