56a, the anarchist social centre in south London, are relaunching their zine library. It comes after several months of work pulling it all together and making, what was already one of the most valuable zine resources in the UK, even better.
Melissa from Cherry Bomb comix, and one of the people who’s been working on relaunching the library, explained why she’s been working on the project, “As a free resource, the zine library at 56a is a hugely important and exciting place to visit. Featuring zines that date back to the 80s, covering topics ranging from queer, feminism and anarchy, to health, the politics of race, bike mechanics and punk music, the library provides an opportunity for people to access information outside of the status quo, and discover personal stories that reflect their own experiences, or open their eyes to new ones.”
To celebrate the relaunch 56a is having a weekend of events, with a gig, workshops, food and ‘general hanging out’.
The weekend is happening over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of July.
Saturday 25th July
Launch Party Music & Distros at The Grosvenor in Stockwell 7.30pm
Jean Genet, Husbands, Chaps and Candy Panic Attack.
Cherry Bomb Comics, Ricochet Ricochet, 56a and more tbc
Sunday 26th July at 56a
(56 Crampton Street, SE17 – Elephant and Castle Tube)
Pancake breakfast from 12 noon
Workshops, discussions, exhibition, zine library browsing, general hanging out
In the afternoon there will be a number of workshops including self-publishing comics with talks from Cherry Bomb comix, Morgenmuffel comics, Colouring Outside the Lines and Hey Monkey Riot comix
There is crash space available for people coming for the weekend – get in touch with people organising it at http://www.56a.org.uk