ALEXA JEAN BARRETT

AMY PENNINGTON

BRIGID ELVA

BLACK LODGE PRESS

BOOK WORKS

CAMP BOOKS

CLAWSON & WARD

DAIKON*

DAWN MELLOR

EMILY POPE

FOX IRVING

HUW LEMMEY

JACOB V JOYCE

JANINA SABALIAUSKAITE

& JADE SWEETING

KATIE DELLA-VALLE

LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS

MAKINA BOOKS

MINNOW BOOKS

PEN FIGHT

POLLY RICHARDS

PREM SAHIB

PSS

PUBLICATION STUDIO LONDON

RUDY LOEWE

SALLY FAIRBRASS

SHY BAIRNS

SINA SPARROW

SOOFIYA ANDRY

SYNCHRONISE WITCHES PRESS

SARAH JOY FORD

SCOTTEE

SILVER PRESS

SIMON ENGLISH

TENDERBOOKS

UNBOUND (LADA)

11am - 1.30pm LESBIAN SEMIOTICS (drop-in studio)

WITH JADE SWEETING

AND

JANINA SABALIAUSKAITE

 

The new screenprint, ‘Key Study 1’ marks the start of their new project in response to Hal Fischer’s photographic study Gay Semiotics

in 1977 and the 1992 documentary Framing Lesbian Fashion by Karen Everett. The duo intend to use a method of analysis of dress codes and visual characteristics within lesbian communities and to explore how these might

act as signifiers, that constitute a ‘lesbian semiotics’.

 

If you’d like to get in touch with them about

the project, please email lesbiansemiotics@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

2pm - 4pm FILL YOUR BOWL:

QUEER COMICS & ZINES

 

WITH CHERRY STYLES

AND

BRIGID ELVA

 

Join artists Brigid Elva and Cherry Styles for

a hands-on zine workshop. Make your own zine or comic to take away with little inspiration from some of Salford Zine Library’s favourite queer titles. Brigid Elva is an artist and cartoonist living and working in the UK. Her work has appeared throughout comics anthologies and print. Cherry Styles is the artist and publisher

at the helm of Synchronise Witches Press, now based in Huddersfield. She regularly leads workshops exploring the creative and political implications of self-publishing.

 

BOOKING IS REQUIRED:

For booking ‘FILL YOUR BOWL’ please click here.

 

 

Strange Perfume is back! This time we’ll be in Manchester at Chetham’s Library on Saturday 13th October, 11.00am - 6.00pm.

 

We have been invited to organise a fair by Book Works as part of their programme of events to promote their new book with Simon Grennan, ‘Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval’, which will be launched alongside an exhibition of Grennan’s work on Friday 12th October,

6.00pm - 8.30pm.

 

The book fair will include workshops by Jade Sweeting & Janina Sabaliauskaite and Cherry Styles & Brigid Elva, Readings by

Emily Pope and Alexa Jean Barrett, and a fair playlist by Prem Sahib.

 

Grennan's new book focusses on the work of Victorian illustrator Marie Duval, who only published work under male pseudonyms during her lifetime. This iteration of Strange Perfume will expand on the themes of the book and showcase the quality of queer publishing

in the UK today!

 

Click here for information about Simon Grennan's exhibition.