Please see below details of the next Cultural Engine Research Group, Club Critical Theory event.
Club Critical Theory presents: Southend-on-Zine: Free launch event for new archival book on Fanzine culture, plus special guest speakers, DJs, bar
Thu, 13 October 2022 19:00 – 22:00 BST
SS1 2EH – Twenty One Unit 21, Pier Approach Western Esplanade SS1 2EH
Club Critical Theory Presents: Southend-on-Zine
We start at 7pm. Join us for a drink and DJ sets from Al Johnson (Ship Full Of Bombs Radio, Middle Aged Spread, Alien Music) and Andrew Branch inspired by 50 years of fanzine cultures in Southend.
Introduction to CERG’s Club Critical Theory: Tony Sampson
Please join us for the main event centred around an open discussion on fanzine cultures and the publication of a new archive and reflection on zine cultures in Southend.
Confirmed special guests
Graham Burnett, the author/archiver of the new book, Southend-on-Zine, moved to Southend on Sea when he was eight years old in 1969, and has lived here ever since. He started his own fanzine New Crimes with a couple of friends in early 1980. Inspired by punk’s anarchistic ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude and has been self-publishing ever since.
Syd Moore, a bestselling novelist and activist. Her novels are mystery thrillers inspired by myths from the English county of Essex. Syd was the founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine, and co-creator of Superstrumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes and the founder of The Essex Girls Liberation Front. https://sydmoore.com/
Tim Burrows (chair), a journalist and author. Through the years he has written for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, New Statesman, Vice, the Telegraph Magazine, Dazed & Confused, the Quietus and Somesuch Stories. A recurring subject in his work is society, politics and Essex. He is from Southend. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tim-burrows
Lu Williams , an artist producing sculpture, print, zines, drawing, writing, video, events and workshops through research, community engagement, collecting and collaboration. They make work through the lens of queerness, neurodivergence and working classness. https://luwilliams.com/
Russ Bestley, editor of journal Punk & Post-Punk, published by Intellect Books. Hitsville UK: Punk in the Faraway Towns. Graphic Subcultures Research Hub convened by Russ Bestley, based at LCC. https://researchers.arts.ac.uk/78-russ-bestley
After the discussion, we will return to DJ sets – event closes at 10pm.
The event is hosted by the Cultural Engine Research Group (Tony Sampson, Andrew Branch and Giles Tofield) and supported by the University of East London.