International Alternative Press Festival announces final events line up, benefit gig

Here’s the full, final rundown of events at the International Alternative Press Festival in London, which begins at the end of  May. We’ve mentioned some of this before but the project deserves as many plugs as it can get…

The Festival opens on Friday 27th May at the Miller in London Bridge for a live draw/music/spoken word performance with Resonance FM’s Radio Orchestra.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May the Main Fair will take place at London’s Conway Hall; two days showcasing Comix, Comics, Zines, Artist’s Books, Print- Making and Radical Literature, as well as screen printing and DIY fashion workshops, talks and  lots more from home and abroad.

There will be three gallery exhibitions:

• “Stripburger – a taste of the premier Slovene Comics Zine” At Orbital Comics, London from Saturday 28th May to Sunday 12th June.

• “The Swedish Collection: An exhibition of students from the Malmo Comic Art School” Featuring the work of ten artists from the Comic School in the South of Sweden, at The New Gallery, London, from 30th May to 5th June.

• “Visions of the Walworth Jumpers” a mural painted over a week at the Sassoon Gallery, London, in a collaboration between street art, comix and fine arts, between 30th May – 5th June.

There will be a Benefit Gig on 22nd April to raise money for the International Alternative Press Festival, featuring Vets In Hong Kong, Dead Sea Navigators, Cineplexx,  Extradition Order and Baaneex.

The Gig is at the The Miller Pub (, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London SE1 3SS and if you’re a zine maker, bring your zines to sell, and have some fun! Tickets are available now from for £5, and will be £6 on the night. Check it out on Facebook and invite your friends.

• Get involved:

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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