Swansea Zine Fest and Bristol – some photos of my trip to the UK

I recently went to Swansea Zine Fest in Wales followed by a short trip to Bristol and I would like to share some photos of my trip:

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Swansea is situated – you guessed it- by the sea, so I had a nice long walk along the beach there on the evening of my arrival.

The zine fest was amazing with a big focus on perzines and zines made by queers and women. I had the chance to complete some of the perzine series that I’ve been enjoying in the past and also sold (and especially traded) quite well at my own zine table. I went home with a huge stash of fresh reading materials…

Read on to see more photos and stories:


Posters at the toilets at Volcano Theatre, the location of the zine fest:

My zine table, including some zines made by friends like Sister Ray Zines, Vinyldyke, and Eviezines:

The zine fair, including zine readings:

You can find more photos of Swansea Zine Fest on their facebook.

BiFest Wales (organised by Bi Cymru/Wales) took place that night with a few metal bands that sounded like fun, but I was just too tired to go.

Finally, some street-art and a curious building that looks like a haunted house:

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Bristol was covered in (activist) street-art and I visited several great places such as Specialist Subject record + zine shop (who bought some of my leftover zines, yay!), the Rough Trade record shop (who had some L7, Mary Lou Lord, and Bikini Kill in stock), the vegan Café Kino, and veggie kiosk Edna’s Kitchen at Castle Park. The weather was sunny so I had a lot of walks again – resulting in blisters. I would certainly like to go back!

The “manifesto” of Cafe Kino
Indoors market with lots of little shops


Castle Park:

Specialist Subject, located above the Exchange café (can you spot my zines?):


Lots of cool street-art:


[I’ll write a bit about my trip in my next zine Same Heartbeats #15 too!]

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