Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Alternative Press Festival Day 4: "Collaborama!" 1st of August

Collaborama was a very exciting and experimental day. During the day we had artists/designers/writers etc selling their home made comics/zines like you get at most small press events, but at the same time everybody incluiding exhibitors and vistors were working on pages to go in a zine which was made on the day. We had the guys from the Footprints Co-operative came down from Leeds with their Risograph machine to print our collabarative zine on the day. Everybody was helping out and some people voluntatered to help collate and folde the zines. There was a great buzz about and lots of people were working hard trying to make the deadline to submit work. Once it was done, there were a lot of happy and proud people around enjoying the zine.

Also on the day there were various workshops going on upstairs such as a screen printing workshop.

In the evening we had Resonance FM's Orchestra performing a written piece by Ed Baxter which was interpreted live by two groups of illustrators using over head projectors. It was quite exciting to watch and I have never seen anything like this take place before. I have a little video footage which I will hopefully upload at some point.

This whole day of events took part in The Miller at London Bridge.

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