Saturday 13th June 2015 saw a series of events around an alternative Magna Carta in Clerkenwell. Stand Up and Spit was part of this with a discussion on ‘zines with one time ‘zine editor Miki Berenyi, Joe England, editor of Push lit ‘zine and Tim Wells.
We talked about how ‘zines were an individual voice, often an outside individual voice and ones that built community and how ‘zines were grass roots.
People also made their own ‘zine at the do. Several young people were introduced to Letraset.
Our graphic designer Renee O’Droninak hard at it.
Thereafter we moved over to London’s premier poetry pub, The Betsey Trotwood for some beers and poetry. Alongside the poets Surfin Dave and Laura Anderson belted out some tunes.
All in all a drunken evening with some kick arse poetry and some arses kicked.
The evening ended with a singalong of Hurry Up Harry, and quite right too.