Zines with superpowers
I helped to facilitate this workshop. Below is an article I wrote for Eye magazine dated 22 August 2017, documenting it.
In the shadow of Grenfell, local children make pages for a magazine workshop.
Staff from the journalism and publishing courses at UAL London College of Communication recently helped run a zine-making workshop for children, whose school neighbours the tower. Thirty local children participated in the scheme to create a zine as part of a programme of summer activities at the Playground Theatre in Latimer Road. The workshop was organised by Grief Encounter, a UK charity founded in 2003 that supports bereaved children and their families.
The pages were then scanned and turned into a zine on site, under the children’s supervision. They were then printed at the London College of Fashion. By the end of the day each of the children had a printed and bound copy of the zine – with everyone’s work in it – that they could take home. For most of them this was their first experience of publishing.
More information about the work of Grief Encounter: www.griefencounter.org.uk