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2nd Nottingham Zine Fair

18 May 12 words: Andrew Graves
It's time to celebrate the world of glue, paper, scissors and pens on the 26 May


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Photograph. Rochelle Clarke

The rise of online publishing’s all very well, if you’re into all that technical rammel but for those with more tactile ambitions, who still  hanker after old school printing and the smell of yer actual paper, you might want to get ye sens down to Spanky Van Dykes on the 26 May where the Raw Print Club will host it’s 2nd annual ‘Nottingham Zine Fair’. 
The event will be a mecca for lovers of zines, indie magazines and artist books of all shapes and sizes. According to Matt Gill, university lecturer, graphic designer and founder of Raw Print Club the day is ‘all about showcasing creativity and also bringing lots of different people together who have a love for print.’
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Photograph. Rochelle Clarke

There will also be loads of activities that folks can get involved in too, such as live screenprinting, and music will be provided by local DJs and band The Waderlings.
Previous stallholders have included local zinesters Ultra Horse, Steve Larder (AKA Leftlion buddy and contributor Rum Lad) and Marching Stars Distro, along with those from further afield. 
So don’t tek our word for it, go along and have a proper good day out, read and buy some zines, talk to like minded people over a few jars of ale and dance your self silly at the aftershow party. 
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Photograph. Rochelle Clarke

The 2nd Nottingham Zine Fair is on 26 May at Spanky Van Dykes, the event is free. 
Interview with zine publisher Annelise Atkinson
Andrew 'MulletProof' Graves' first poetry collection Citizen Kaned in published by Crystal Clear Creators which was featured in LeftLion Issue: 46

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