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It’s cold outside – Mulled Cider and Sloe Gin

November 20th, 2010 · posted by isy · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

It’s getting wintery! That means it’s time for long, windy walks in wellies, picking sloes and rosehips by the roadside and scrumping the last of the apples. At least that’s what it means for me, since two things are now different in my life: I have moved to the countryside, and I have started doing a BSc at university (meaning I am a student now, and should be rioting instead of stomping through the countryside in my wellies. But anyway.)

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Chris Lever has been involved with organising the London Zine Symposium – in one way or another – since it started in 2005. Here he recounts the happy headaches the Symposium has given him and why he keeps doing it. It’s one of the many stories and comics that are in the London Zine Symposium book, Tales from the first five years!

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Cut, copy and participate: Portland Zine Symposium 2009

August 30th, 2009 · posted by Alex Wrekk · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

Alex Wrekk, one of the organiser of the Portland Zine Symposium, recounts her experience of this year’s event from the ‘51% rule’ to making sure zinesters have enough coffee.

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Are you zine friendly? Tales from the Alternative Press fair

August 20th, 2009 · posted by Gareth Brookes · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

Gareth Brookes, one of the organisers of the recent Alternative Press Fair, gives a personal account of all the work that went into getting the week up and running, and some tips if you want to do something similar!

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Do dissenters have to care about clothes?

July 30th, 2009 · posted by Ashlee Christoffersen · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

In Last Hours issue 17 Chris Lever wrote an article exploring the commodification of countercultures, here Ashlee Christoffersen writes a response pointing out some flaws in using commodities as a way to attack capitalism.

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Capture the flag

March 21st, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

I’ve lived in London for ten years; I’ve done urban exploration, squatted, been in riots, been to countless punk shows, but I’ve never had as much fun as I did last night.

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Keen on the zine scene

February 12th, 2009 · posted by natalie · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

Natalie, one of the founders of the London Zine Symposium, gives a run through of her thoughts on the UK zine community, and why she thinks it’s currently proving so popular

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From Rebel Yell! To Rebel $ell:

September 17th, 2008 · posted by Chris Lever · marked as: Articles · DIY sounds and images

This is a tale of how our counterculture is rapidly finding its way to the sales counter, and of how our desire to rebel has caught the attention of marketing mavens keen to co-opt our tactics. After exploring some examples of corporate enterprises striving to offer dissenters ‘new clothes,’

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