Join us for a celebration of zines. In these DIY publications, often self-published, zine makers share their personal experiences of life, health and the human condition.
Discover the world of zines in a variety of events where you’ll be able to buy zines at a zine fair, have a go at making your own, and listen to zine makers and zine collectors talking about these unique publications. You can drop into any of the events happening around the building – scroll down for further details about times and locations.
These are the zine makers you'll find at our first-ever zine fair:
Abigail Jacqueline Jones
Common Threads Press
Holly Eliza Temple
Sticky Fingers Publishing
Wellcome Zine Fair
Zines at Wellcome Collection
Black Hair, Heritage and Zine-making
Need to know
We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.
Just turn up to this event. It's likely to have room for everyone.
This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.
About your contributors
Becks is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection and a zine maker, with an interest in the history of the occult.
Sauren is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection, freelance curator and lecturer. Their practice often favours live programmes that generate unexpected forms of knowledge. Their main focuses are zines, creative archiving, and how food can enact decoloniality.
Sacha is a visitor experience officer at Wellcome Collection with a background in history. Sacha is interested in bringing new perspectives to collections material through public events and engagements.
Beth is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection. She also trained and worked as a teacher, and has worked in museums, developing and facilitating creative learning programmes that bring together the arts and sciences.
Korantema is a curator and a zine maker. Her work focuses on storytelling, oral history and identity. She was a Grrrl Zine Fair Artist in Residence in 2020 and her zines exploring Black hair and heritage have been featured in gal-dem and Vice magazine. In 2019, Korantema’s community project exploring hair won a Making History Award from the Mayor of London. An installation of a hair shop by her featured in the exhibition ‘Hair: Untold Stories‘, created by the Horniman Museum, London.
Nicola Cook is a librarian, and is interested in diversifying the voices and perspectives of health in our library collection. When she’s not cataloguing, she can be found discussing curious cures in the Reading Room or trawling the web for new zines.
Loesja Vigour is a librarian who spends her time cataloguing and instagramming books for Wellcome Collection. She is interested in seeking new and diverse audiences for the collections by engaging them with unique, beautiful and thought-provoking content.