Details of this year’s Independents Day zine & DIY culture fair have been announced. It returns to the Dublin Food Co-Op on Sunday April 22nd. Expect readings, screenings, workshops & live performances from Melodica Deathship & Deepinthewoods66.
On Sunday April 22nd The Dublin Co-op will be hosting Ireland’s fourth annual Independents Day. Independents Day is daylong zine fair, which celebrates & promotes D.I.Y. culture, whilst encouraging independent artists from the local community. It also serves to create awareness about ongoing local and international social movements, events and issues.
Zines are independent non-commercial, non-professional, small-circulation, do-it yourself style magazines. There is little limitation on the subject matter and style of individual zines. They range anywhere from social commentary and music discussion to personal stories and experiences. The creators produce, publish and distribute the zines themselves. There is a long history of zine production in Ireland; beginning in 1977 with Raw Power produced by members of seminal Irish punk band the Radiators From Space.
Irish zines include Loserdom, The RAG, Baby Beef, The Devil On 45 and many others. All will be available on the day along with other zines and radical books from Britain, Europe, Canada and the USA.
Also featured on the day is a variety of live music from Melodica Deathship, Deepinthewoods66, DJs and many more, as well as spoken word performances, screenings, workshops and poetry. As well this, local independent artists will have their work on display and there will be a range of stalls with information on various independent political and community organizations.