UK charity Butterfly Conservation’s Bog Squad are collaborating with the Edinburgh Zine Library and the Glasgow Zine Library on two exciting workshops – one in September in Edinburgh and this one in October in Glasgow.
What is a zine?
A zine is a kind of mini mixed-media magazine which is handmade/self-published. They are made by many writers, artists and creators on a range of themes, interests or passions. Zines are a great way of getting information out there, so can be tailored to any subject and can be easily reproduced with just a photocopier. They are a really fun and relaxing activity with lots of cutting and gluing involved to create something truly unique!
What will we be doing?
This event will be a chance for attendees to hear about the work Butterfly Conservation is doing in peatland restoration, climate change, sustainability and nature conservation. There will be time for skill sharing, networking and perhaps a walk outdoors (weather permitting) for inspiration.
We will be working on a collaborative zine on the topics discussed and attendees will also have the opportunity to make their own mini zines about their thoughts on the day. We’ll be providing all the materials – paper, pens, glue, paint, stamps, stickers, magazines/media to cut out – but if you have art supplies/reference materials you’d like to use in your zine do feel free to bring them along!
This event is primarily being run for adults although interested young people are also more than welcome. Both venues are fully accessible and tea/coffee (and vegan biscuits!) will be provided!
How to book
Both workshops will be FREE TO ATTEND however the venues have limited capacities so we do ask that if you want to come along that you contact us to book a space. To book a space please contact Rebecca Crawford on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more about Bog Squad or at Butterfly Conservation Facebook page.