The UK's biggest ever alternative comics event is nearly here :

International Alternative Press Festival 2011

27th May - 13th June 2011

Through a series of workshops, exhibitions, and a two day small press fair, the International Alternative Press Festival 2011 will unite the UK Self Publishing, Zines and Comix scenes with their European counterparts. It is the first event of its kind to be held here in the U.K.

Get involved in workshops, discussions, happenings, and much more to be announced!


Festival Calendar:

Friday 27th May: Festival Opening Party!

A collaborative performance with Resonance Radio Orchestra, an ensemble of musicians and actors from Resonance 104.4FM London's independent arts radio station, which will be illustrated live by artists from home and overseas.

The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS.


Saturday 28th May - 29th May: Alternative Press Fair

A fair where artists will be exhibiting and selling their self-published comix, zines, art books, prints, radical literature and poetry, plus three rooms of workshops and talks including DIY Couture fashion and screen-printing workshops and a reading area with Zine Swap.

The Zine Swap archive will be on display over the entire weekend. Once visitors have been issued a special Zine Swap Library Card, the zines will be available for loan for the duration of each day from 10am – 4pm.

Click here for full list of Alternative Press Fair Exhibitors

Click here for full list of the Alternative Press Fair Workshops and Talks

Entry fee: £2 Doors to the Fair open at 10am and close at 4pm.

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL


Saturday 28th May - 13th June 2011: Stripburger: a taste of the premier Slovene Comics Zine

A free exhibition at Orbital Comics London introducing Stripburger and the Stripburger Talks, a workshop and discussion series curated by Ellen Lindner and inspired by the DIY spirit of Slovenia’s comix heroes.

Click here for the latest information on the Stripburger Talks programme of events.

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA


Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June: The Swedish Collection: An exhibition of students from the Malmo Comic Art School

Alternative Press takes over The New Gallery to feature the work of ten artists from the Comic School in southern Sweden. The week long takeover includes a film night, a storytelling, poetry and zine sleep- over, and concludes with a live printing event.

Click here for the latest information on The Alternative Press Takeover

The New Gallery, 92 Peckham Road, Camberwell, London, SE15 5PY


Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June: Holy Shit! Visions of the Walworth Jumpers!

Four artists meet under Peckham-Rye rail station for a week of visionary art and workshops inspired by a Victorian cult. A week of mural painting by Valerie Pezeron, The Krah, Kevin Ward and Hurk culminates in a weekend of workshops: Spiritual Life Drawing, and Start Your Own Cult. Plus Final Cult Party and Zine Fair on Sunday 5th June.

Click here for the latest information on Visions of the Walworth Jumpers workshops

The Sassoon Gallery, 213 Blenheim Grove, Peckham Road, Camberwell, London, SE15 4QL

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