Friday, June 08, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
this saturday (may 12th) we are hosting a little zine reading + zine workshop at coFWD in rochester! if you're anywhere near by, or willing to/can travel here, you should totally come! tukru & emma (of fanzine ynfytyn) will be reading from their zines and then pieces from some of their favourite zines! then we are gonna do a wee workshop with general talk about zines and show how to make them, including practical bits like layout ideas, making flats and printing tips. and we'll also make a little workshop compilation zine!
you can visit medwayzines.tumblr.com for more info AND zine related things, and there's also a facebook event page if that's your thing.
as the venue isn't a so called public space you'll need to book your place in advance, which you can do here. booking is free cos well, the cost of the workshop is going to depend a bit on how many people turn up! but officially it's £2+ donation on the day. you can also email us at email@example.com and confirm through there if the eventbrite page doesn't work for you for some reason. the eventbrite page also has the exact location and i will be emailing directions etc to all participants before hand.
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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 05, 2012
i finally bought me a leopard print skirt. or actually, i bought two!
in other news, i started blogging again in finnish with my friend zola ♥ ♥ at hipstermummot.blogspot.com. we've started and abandoned blogs with the same name before but this time it's gonna last, honest. and i have been taking quite a few outfit photos for it, even though this time we've decided it's not a fashion / style blog. it's whatever everything anything we feel like blog, but in finnish. here's some of my lovely outfits so far.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
i've got monday off, i might make a proper update then. but i thought i'd let y'all know about the ladyfesting.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL #16 is finally done and printed and all that. it's been 9 months since #15 and while that's not that long really, it feels like way too long for me. and this zine has been 'almost finished' for almost 2 months, so i'm happy that it's finally done. i write about turning thirty (which i'm still not) being together with the same person for seven years, other sevens, my trip to the tooting zine fest and writing letters. it's the usual £2 for a quarter size zine, with 36 pages if my maths are right.
i've added the zine to the vampire sushi distro website along with a couple of other zines, but if there's nothing else you want from the distro and you live in the uk, you can also buy with the paypal link below for £2.50 inc postage. if yr outside uk, you might as well get your postage's worth and order some other zines too!
as usual, i will also do trades as long as they are fair!
email me: tukrulovesyou at gmail dot com
Saturday, March 17, 2012
WHAT I WORE TODAY.
t-shirt from NEW LOOK (boys section i think, in a sale last year)
knitted mini skirt from PRIMARK (£1 bargain rail)
striped cardigan used to be carl's little brother's
with my FIGHT BOREDOM patch on the sleeve
fuck if i know where i got these tights, shoes from primark
(not 100% keen on the 2nd picture due to double chin but fuck flattering and besides, you can see the outfit better)
now that carl found my little digital camera again, i can take outfit photos by placing it on the book shelf, turning all the lights on and using the 10sec self timer.
this has more or less been my constant outfit at home since last week when i bought this skirt in but with blue in it. i loved it so much i bought another one. it's ridic short and only just about covers my bottom but who cares since i always wear pants AND hella thick tights. usually two pairs even. though it's getting warmer so i manage with 1 x tights too. no seriously that's how you wear skirts in the winter, layer on the tights. actually warmer than wearing jeans <3 not that it gets THAT cold in kent, but the winds are a bitch.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
i'm rather excited. i only just got my copy of girls to the front on monday so i haven't read it yet but what i have read so far is pretty acetastic and i think i might actually keep a highlighter (or possibly a crayon) on me while reading it because it seems to be full of good quotes / stuff to remember.
Sara will be talking about her well renowned book 'Girls to the Front' and the Riot Grrrl movement, which will be followed by rousing discussion.
Merchandise will be available to purchase, and be sure to bring along your copy of GttF because Sara will be doing book signings in the last hour. Merch stall by The Feminist Library and zine distro by Vampire Sushi.
"Sara Marcus’s Girls to the Front is not only a historical rockument of the revolutionary 90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement, which birthed the DIY feminist punk scene, but also a rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man." - Vanity Fair
7.30: GGB Dj's
8.30: SARA MARCUS
9.30: Book signing + GGB Dj's
10.30: Home time
£3 on the door
The Shacklewell, Shacklewell Lane E8 2EB, London.
Facebook event page
Thursday, March 08, 2012
here's a pair of accurate donna noble gifs via the wonderful world of tumblr.
and here be a quick international women's day themed mix i cooked up.
GREY SKIES - THE TWO FUNERALS
LADIES FIRST - QUEEN LATIFAH
BAD REPUTATION - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
NO GOOD ADVICE - GIRLS ALOUD
LIKE A LADY - THE SOUNDS
WHOS THAT GIRL - ROBYN
GIRL - DESTINY'S CHILD
GIRLFRIEND - NICKI MINAJ
TYPICAL GIRLS - THE SLITS
BAD GIRLS - M.I.A
SISTERS ARE FOREVER - SEXY KIDS
EXPRESS YOURSELF - MADONNA
CAN'T HOLD US DOWN (FEAT. LIL' KIM) - CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Friday, February 24, 2012
Construction Gallery, 74-80 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7PB, United Kingdom
Tube: Tooting Bec (then 2 mins walk) FREE, all welcome
tootingzines.tumblr.com - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 17, 2012
wednesday was carl's 29th birthday! we'll be the same age until the end of june. here's some lo-fi instagram pictures of the celebrations.
i got my valentine's day presents yesterday (only two days late! for various reasons..) but they were totally worth the wait. the picture is not very good (hi instagram) but there's a book of t-shirt transfers, pulp fiction with nazis, book of vintage children's illustrations (prime zine material) anna sui perfume in a pretty bottle donated to oxfam, pretty totebag, agent provocateur dvd and… a SONIC SCREWDRIVER.
sadly i can't sonic anything yet use you need a tiny tiny normal screwdriver to get the batteries in. i think that calls for me shouting 'IRONY!' and actually use the word in the correct context (you were doing it wrong, alanis.) i now need a to come up with a time
i've had all of this week off, and i was going to be super productive and finish your pretty face #17 and do EVERYTHING, but i've hardly done any zine. however i have done some tidying that's been long overdue even though it kinda looks like i haven't done much, been a babysitter for the first time ever, made overly sickly sweet white chocolate chip cupcakes for carl and watched all of the secret circle with emma introduced me to on friday when i stayed at hers on my way to bristol radical zine fest. which was nice. but hey, more about in some zine some day.
speaking of zines! we've got lots of new zines in stock at vampire sushi, and some oldies are back in stock. and there's more stuff on the way. and and and, incase i don't manage to mention it again, i'll be tabling at tooting zine fair next week's saturday, that's 25th february.
in other news, this is my current favourite song (it's also relevant to my life)
3D by internet forever
Friday, February 10, 2012
A day of zines, workshops, tea and vegan cakes.
Followed by yummy Kebele dinner at 6.30pm.
(14 Robertson Road Bristol BS5 6JY)
i'll be there on sunday. if you're in the area, you should come and buy zines. and some sassy anti-valentine's day cards i just got made!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
oh and yeah, i have new hair, thanks to my friend emma, and i'm madly in love with it!