Takeover 2015

A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to all who took part in the TAKEOVER. We had the best time and if you’re one of the 1500 people who joined us on the day – we hope you did too!

We’re in the midst of planning for TAKEOVER #2 (hopefully in May 2015), and are currently inviting proposals for exhibitions/talks/workshops to take place on the day – so please do feel free to email any and all ideas to enquiries@alternativepress.org.uk. Also, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to join the AP Team to help us organise this event (the more the merrier we say!)

As a reminder, information about the inaugural TAKEOVER event can be found below – including links to the list of Exhibitors and info on our fantastic Workshops as well as the AP does Bread and Roses Exhibition.

In collaboration with the London Radical Bookfair and the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, Alternative Press will be taking over Bishopsgate Institute.

In the first event of its kind, AP will be bringing the small press to a new audience – championing zine-making and DIY alongside radical publishing and bookselling.

Spread across three floors, artists will be exhibiting and selling their self published comix, zines, art books, and prints.


Saturday 10th May, 10am – 5pm, FREE entry

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH (directions here)

We aim to showcase the depth and breadth of the U.K small press scene. We welcome all exhibitors – from zinesters, comic folk, book artists, and illustrators; those who use a photocopier or a printing house; have been doing it for years or just starting out. And we are very excited to present the TAKEOVER Exhibitors.

Alongside our small press fair, we will be exhibiting our take on the Bread and Roses Shortlist, as well running workshops on embroidery, radical journalism, and narrative illustration – all details here.

We would like to thank both the London Radical Bookfair and Bishopsgate Institute for their support in increasing the reach and archiving small press and zine culture.




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