To celebrate the launch of new publication Dreams Without Frontiers, DJ, writer and all-round DIY champion Dave Haslam is bringing together the next generation of self-publishers for a zine fair at Manchester Art Gallery. Back in 1980s Manchester, Haslam edited one of the city’s most celebrated music and culture fanzines, Debris, and he continues to take an active interest in those producing self-published magazines and fanzines, small press books, comics, hand-made prints and limited run vinyl records today. Haslam’s latest, zine-inspired publication collects responses to themes arising from the Dreams Without Frontiers exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, which he co-curated. Featuring work by artists Cyprien Gaillard and Kelley Walker, the exhibition looks at the ways in which Manchester, and the city’s 1980s music scene, continue to influence artworks today. The zine fair coincides with a late-night opening at the gallery, perfect for an after-work browse, and will include speeches and readings from the Dreams Without Frontiers booklet at 6.45pm.

Thu 31 Jan – Wed 1 May, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, Thu only 5pm, FREE,

Thu 31 Jan
Natalie Bradbury
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Thu 31 Jan 2013