Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Glasgow Zine Fest 2021

Thu 1 April — Fri 30 April 2021

GZF programme

Highlights include a talk and workshop from Tape Letters, a project examining the use of cassette tapes as an alternative mode of long-distance communication by Pakistani and British-Pakistani families between 1960-1980. Also featured will be a panel from the organisers of Decolonise Fest, who will discuss decolonial DIY publishing as resistance, effective platforming, and challenging cultural erasure.

There will be hands-on workshops involving collaborative zine-making from performance artists Cade & MacAskill, and also a letter writing session from The Bent Bars Project, intended to connect attendees with LGBTQI+ prisoners as potential pen pals.

As a substitute for a traditional zine fair, GZF 2021 will also host a digital zine fair, where selected zine-makers from around the world will exhibit their wares in a virtual ‘hall’, and visitors can browse as if they were really there.

For the first year ever, Glasgow Zine Fest welcomes a series of events from our brand new Young Producers Programme. Since last year, the festival team have been working with young people in their local area without a traditional route into community art to provide them skills and opportunities to organise and run events that reflect their interests and experiences.




For the month of April, GZF 2021 will bring a series of informative, inspiring, and entertaining events that seek to highlight the work of communities around the country and their experiences with appropriate technology in all its forms.