Norwich Zine Fair

Norwich Zine Fair 2022

Do you make zines? Would you like the chance to share them with others? If so, apply for a table at the Norwich Zine Fair 2022, hosted by Common Threads Press ✂️

About the Zine Fair:

This one-day event in the city of Norwich will bring together zine makers from all around the country to sell and swap their work 🖍️

At the heart of the event will be creating a community of makers that can get to know one another, and support each other.

Saturday 11th June 10:30-4pm. St Martins at Palace, 15 St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RW.

What is a Zine?

A zine is a small, self-published or handmade booklet that can be about anything and everything. Often made by artists, activists or otherwise creative folk, zines have been used throughout history to uplift marginalised voices and to take back control of the production and distribution of artists work.

About the Venue:

We are lucky enough to be able to hire the beautiful St Martins at Palace! This church has been owned by Norwich Historic Churches Trust since 1973, an organisation that cares for historic sites in Norwich that are no longer used for religious worship (such as Norwich Arts Centre). It's a beautiful, bright, public space, that sits next to the Law Courts and Norwich Cathedral, so close to the station, the city centre, and the NR3 area.

About the Organisers:

Established in 2019, Common Threads Press is an arts publishing project that aims to make art history more affordable, accessible and community-oriented. Based in Norwich, we publish zines, deliver workshops, and curate events that look at the intersection of art history and activism. Our zines are written collaboratively with early-career researchers, students and academics from all around the world. The zines are stocked in bookshops and art galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern and the Whitworth.

Its founder, Laura Moseley (me!) got into riot grrrl zines with their sister as a teenager, a community which has stayed with them as they ran the award-winning 'Feminist Art Market' at the University of York for two years. Laura has also been a vendor at many zine fairs around the country over the last three years. This event is grateful to those fairs for inspiring and informing the approach to Norwich Zine Fair. We also acknowledge the long, beautiful history of zine-making in Norwich, and are grateful to those who came before us that also ran zine fairs, exhibitions and events in our fine city.

Access:

The space that will be used for the zine fair, the toilets and the space for stallholders refreshments is all on one level, and completely wheelchair accessible. Whilst some of the old flooring is a little uneven in places, it's all on one level and safe. The fair will have some quiet background music, and NHCT staff will be on hand to help throughout the day. If you have any questions or requirements please don't hesitate to email Laura at hello@commonthreadspress.co.uk.

Table fees:


Small: £7 (approx 50cm x 50cm) - Suitable for individuals with 2-3 zines
Medium: £15 (approx 80m x 80cm) - Suitable for distros or collectives with about 10 zines
Large: £25 (1.6m x 80cm) - Suitable for large presses with 10-15 zines and other merchandise

Please do not apply if you are a library or large organisation, this event will prioritise small, independent artists, makers and collectives. I have reserved some tables for those who can't afford one. Please get in touch at hello@commonthreadspress.co.uk if you need one of these.

Applications close on Monday 16th May at 12pm BST.

Application form is accessible via the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzHRRNzQYcR0FmZ4_S3oUy-1XCXsVsLpkISKyuxFs3OROhsw/viewform?usp=sf_link