The annual Independents Day zine fair returns to The Dublin Food Co-op this Sunday.
On Sunday June 23rd The Dublin Co-op will be hosting Irelandʼs ﬁfth Independents Day.
Independents Day is a daylong zine fair, which celebrates & promotes D.I.Y culture, whilst encouraging participation from independent artists from the local community. It also serves to create awareness about ongoing local and international social movements, events and issues.
Zines are 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 the 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 Veroa, Bill Blood, DJʼs and many more, as well as spoken word performances, screenings, workshops and poetry. In addition to 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 organisations.
The Dublin Food Co-op will have their store open, as well as the Co-op Café, serving coffee, tea and lunch.
Independents Day Dublin 2013 Sunday, 23rd June 2013 12pm-5pm at The Dublin Food Coop 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 Admission: €2