The Zine Library 2014

July 2014 / Folkestone, Kent

Over the weekend the public were invited to join Strange Cargo for a series of workshops accompanied by our jam-packed zine-store and extensive browse-only library. From Restort Studios in Margate Anna Fewster join us on the Saturday running several letterpress printing workshops, while Rouen-based zinester Phoenix Grayson offered mini-zine making workshops throughout the event. Esc Zine’s Aine Belton treated us to a 3D zine-making workshop on Sunday afternoon and Wolf Zines joined us on the final day to show people all they need know about the photocopier in zine-making.

Pent Valley Technology College’s zinesters paid us a visit and took part in workshops as well as contributing extensively to our collection. Following on from Strange Cargo intern Alex Parry's weeklong zine-based residency at the school way back in March, the students had been hard at work to produce a multitude of

publications to compliment their coursework, as part of the Whitstable Biennial’s The Public Zine Library and for our own zine event. With over publications between them, the Pent Valley student’s contribution went down an absolute storm with The Zine Library’s visitors – particularly the very apt World Cup zine and Game Thrones zines.

If you are a teacher and would like further information on how to involve your students in our growing youth zine projects please call our offices on 01303 244533 or alternatively email our coordinator Lucy Condon at

A massive thank you to all our contributors, especially the sixth form students at Pent Valley Technology College. Thank you to Xylaroo, Boo, Forever, Chewing//Gum and our workshop artists Phoenix Grayson, Anna Fewster, Aine Belton (ESC Zine), Steven Allen (Wolf Zine) and Alex Parry. And a big thank you to our invigilators and

set up team Fiona Woolhead, Owen Kimm, Lauren Holmes, Jasmine Al Aidi, Simeon Katsarov and Scott Dunham.

Many thanks to our funders The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and ICR-Interreg, France (Channel) - England Project, with additional support from Kent County Council, Shepway District Council and Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.