Workshops

I deliver workshops for organisations and community groups about areas in my specialism. In the past I have worked with organisations including the National Trust, Central St Martins, University College London, Yorkshire Mesmac, Science Gallery London, Science Museum Group, Yorkshire Sound Women Network and the Archives and Records Association to facilitate workshops and events about zines, archiving, music and activism.

This page includes a description of a series of workshop packages I currently offer. You can also get in touch with me directly to discuss a tailored workshop for your organisation.

Suggested payment amounts are provided – please note that I am happy to work on a sliding scale basis to support community groups, and can provide suggested funding pots if rates are outside your budget. Institutions are generally expected to pay at the higher end of these rates.

Collaborative Zine Making Workshop (Wellbeing in Education)

This workshop is a student-led/centred creative session of collaborative zine making! The workshop begins with a short introduction to zines as a medium and some interactive exercises to warm us up for some creative time and generate some ideas for pages. Responding to the theme of wellbeing in study/research/student life, participants will then work together to produce a collective zine, with each workshop participant contributing one page of material.

Suitable for higher education (any level). Participants will receive a copy of the collaborative zine (delivered in PDF format suitable for printing).

Duration: 2 hours

Participants: up to 20

Delivery: Online via Zoom or in person (depending on covid guidelines)

Fee: £300 (including delivery of collaborative zine for participants as PDF suitable for printing). If delivered offline, travel expenses and subsistence will be added onto the total.

Zine Making Workshop (General)

This workshop is a general introduction to zine-making suitable for all audiences. I begin with an introduction to zines as a medium (in person workshops also include a show and tell session using my zine collection). Following this, I use interactive exercises to build confidence in creative practice and brainstorm ideas for zines.

Participants can then work together to produce a collective zine, with each workshop participant contributing one page of material. Alternatively, using the one-page zine format, participants can make small individual zines about a subject of their choice.

The workshop is designed for an adult audience, but can be tailored for under-18s or a mixed audience. The workshop can be themed if required.

Duration: 2 hours

Participants: up to 25

Delivery: Online via Zoom or in person (depending on covid guidelines)

Fee: Sliding scale (£100-300) including delivery of collaborative zine for participants as PDF suitable for printing. If delivered offline, travel expenses and subsistence will be added onto the total.

Basic web archiving skills for activists and/or community groups

This online workshop (delivered via Zoom) is targeted at individuals with little to no knowledge of web archiving. The session provides an accessible introduction to web archiving initiatives, common issues faced communities, and a space for open reflection about issues faced by your group. Following this, there is a detailed demonstration of a free/low cost tool (Conifer) and the opportunity to ask questions about the tool. The workshop aims to leave participants feeling more confident, knowledgeable and able to take some action, whatever level of resource is available to do so!

Participants receive a recording of the workshop and a link to further resources after the workshop.

Duration: 2 hours

Delivery: Online via Zoom

Fee: Sliding scale (£100-300)

Participants: up to 30