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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Salford Zine Fair this Saturday!

Good Grief! is heavily involved with the organisation of the above event, the first Salford Zine Fair! Maybe not the first zine fair in the history of the city but certainly the first that we've had a hand in bossing. It promises to be boss. There's going to be stallholders galore offering up the finest in Bank Holiday weekend zines, comics, prints, t-shirts and maybe even more. Peoples like Museums Press, OWT Creative, Good Grief! (natch), Dylan Hughes, John Butcher, Savwo, Bryony Jackson, Helen Entwisle, Anthony Zinonos, Gemma Correll and more more more! There's also going to be a royally ROYAL tearoom as part of the fair, dishing out all those hot drinks and cakes and things. No excuse to go hungry, culturally or otherwise.

Part of Sounds from the Other City and Sights from the Other City, the fair is just one of the mega sweet dealies happening in Salford over the weekend. Obviously we've got Sounds from the Other City, best festival certainly in the parts with thirteen promoters curating stages - including our faves Comfortable on a Tightrope. That's happening on the Sunday, here is the poster, GG! did it with Lucy Jones so any excuse to post it online and we're so there,

There's loads of good things going down as part of Sights from the Other City, the visual accompaniment to SOUNDS from the Other City (obviously). See a full list here

Speaking of visuals, you should also check out the Museums exhibition launching at Islington Mill tomorrow night, here's a poster and by golly, just check out the names involved...

Click it to big it, people! Speaking of Islington Mill based visuals. The insane sounding Sonny Smith : 100 Records exhibition is landing on these shores all the way from the USA. They say...

"Having devised 100 fictional bands with 7” singles, Sonny Smith invited a range of artists to respond to the imaginary music, making individual record covers. Having developed the 100 record sleeves, Sonny subsequently collaborated with musicians to make the non-existent music a reality. A play on musical characters and band attitudes, the resulting records are a fusion of genres blurring the boundary between reality, fantasy and fiction.
Installed in Islington Mill’s gallery space visitors are invited to listen to the compiled record collection on a hand-made jukebox where the different fictional strands of Sonny’s work come together in a playful and participatory exhibition."

We say, this is not to be missed. Personally, it sounds like the best exhibition ever. Couldn't be any more excited for it. The list of contributors is glorious, people behind the covers include personal faves Mingering Mike, Chris Johanson and tonnes more. The recording artists involved aren't too shabby neither...Ty Segall, Kelly Stoltz, Tim Cohen and wayyy more.

Watch that vid and look at these! I believe this all kicks off from Saturday but keep it tuned to Islington Mill's website and Comfortable on a Tightrope for details on opening times and such. It runs for two weeks.

Hit that, hit the Museums exhibition, hit Sounds from the Other City and most definitely hit SALFORD ZINE FAIR! This Saturday 11am - 6pm