Anyone in search of their creative niche should keep a close eye on the activities going on inside Manchester Jewish Museum’s Learning Studio at the moment. On the third Sunday of every month, there’s a changing schedule of skills sessions happening, with all ages of audience in mind.

On Feb 20, independent magazines—or “Zines”—get their big showcase, as artist and zine maker Seleena Laverne Daye leads a practical workshop for all ages—perfect for mates, dates, teens and grown-ups. The Create Your Own Zine session is a trip through the history and the ins-and-outs of producing an indie mag, and Seleena is on hand to encourage anyone who feels they need to express themselves or has something they want to shout about.

The art of putting a zine together is a very particular thing. These mini mags have been a great space for self-expression and individualism for almost a century, particularly for people who have experiences or interests that are not well represented in the mainstream media. If you’re not sure what you’d be moved enough to zine about, then Seleena is your perfect host—she’s someone with lots of personal passions, and describes herself as an “artist, zine maker, workshop facilitator, tap dancer and class warrior”.

Places on the sessions are limited, and tickets also include general entry to Manchester Jewish Museum, so any zine makers stuck for inspiration can also take a trip around the new-look space to get the creative jolt they might need.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 20 Feb, 11am & 1pm, Manchester Jewish Museum,
190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW
Sarah Walters
Published on:
Mon 24 Jan 2022