This course will take place in person.
Despite claims in the early 00s and early days of the internet that 'Print is Dead', the independent print publishing scene in the UK is experiencing something of a renaissance. For many queer people and other marginalised communities, DIY production offers a chance to tell our own stories and on our own terms. This is the driving ethos behind Louche - an independent print magazine about drag and queer performance. Louche situates itself within a history of magazines as places of dissent, DIY production and anti-corporatism, with roots in the zine-making cultures of the 1990s.
Who is this course for?
Anyone interested in DIY print production, queer culture and drag.
What can I expect?
This course will consist of discussion, research and a practical opportunity to create and experiment with zine-making, in order to explore the magazine as alternative platform through which to document, celebrate and archive our lives. We will carry out collective research using the Bishopsgate's collection of queer magazines, and have the opportunity to respond through collage and zine-making.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
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You will learn
- An introduction to the UK queer independent print publishing scene
- Techniques to produce your own short zine.
Meet the Tutor
Georgeous Michael is a drag king interested in the role of performance in queer storytelling, queer history and archives. They are the editor / founder of Louche, an independent print magazine about drag and queer performance, and an advocate for queer print DIY culture in the UK.
Need to Know
- 10:00 - 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Georgeous Michael
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