Glasgow Zine Fest

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Glasgow Zine Fest (GZF) is an event in Scotland, UK. It was founded in 2016.



The first Glasgow Zine Fest was held on Sunday May 1st, with tablers over spread over 3 floors of The Old Hairdressers.

Other related events ran on April 30th including: a bookbinding workshop led by Marion Archibald, GRRRL STUFF - a drop-in DIY zine, badge making, body positivity workshop for girls aged 8-16 led by Trudi Lang, a gal-dem film screening and podcast recording, a talk on Zine Content and Curation with GZF and TYCI (a women led multimedia platform based in Glasgow), the UK Premiere of short film "Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Lost Angeles" by US director Vega Darling, and a screening of "Revolution Riot Grrrl Style" by French director Sonia Gonzalez, and an opening party.


2017 was a 2-day event at CCA Glasgow.

Along with the main zine fair, they again hosted other events over the weekend including screenings, talks, seminars, and a series of practical workshops in zine-making. The Glasgow School of Art Zine Collection and Glasgow Women's Library also had pop-up stalls to share zines from their collections.

Film Screenings

The Punk Singer - a documentary about Kathleen Hanna, a short documentary about conceptual text-based artist Lawrence Weiner, Big Gold Dream, the Scottish Premiere of Laura Israel's documentary on the legendary photographer & film maker Robert Frank


A pop-up kids printing workshop, Design School workshop with O Street, make your own zine with Salford Zine Library, zine making techniques with Sarah Amy Fishlock, Poetry & Editing with RAUM, Wild and Kindlings Riot Corner - a workshop is aimed at 8-16 year olds.


A roundtable discussion and "What should I make? How should I make it? Where should I put it?" - a public lecture by David Bellingham, a public lecture by CCA Director and writer Francis McKee, a talk on the work of Swedish artists Carl Johan De Geer by Dr. Nina Bacos

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