Boom! Studios
Bangor's Creative Social Enterprise


Join Bang Zine - collecting memories of Summer 2018

What do you remember from this summer? Come along and share memories in the collaborative Bang Zine, now in its third edition. 

What would you add to a zine?

Did you go for a spin on the big wheel in Bangor? Did you hear any great music in the Open House Festival? Or maybe you had a grand adventure, learned something new, or lost your favourite hoodie? Come along to the Bang Zine workshops and tell your story about the summer of 2018. It was hot, it was humid, it was full of buzz and blistering sunburns. 

Bring along things you’d like to collage with and contribute. Bring copies of photos rather than originals if you want to include them. 

16 August - 7-9pm - BangZine Workshop 1

The Yogurt Tree - Bangor. Price of £5 includes the cutest snacks, materials, and your copy of Bang Zine, launching 27 Sept.  Book tickets here

23 August - 7-9pm - BangZine Workshop 2

The Drawing Room - Bangor. Price of £8 includes yummy snacks, materials, and your copy of BangZine, launching on 27 Sept. Book tickets here

30 August - 7-9pm - BangZine Workshop 3

Goats Toe - no cost for joining. Buy your own drinks and snacks. 

27 September - 7pm - Come to the zine launch, let’s draw some more, and pick up your copy of the zine at Boom Studios! 

About Bang Zine

Bang Zine is in its third edition, a collaborative project started by artist Sam Finnegan in 2016 in partnership with Boom! Studios. See the original Bang Zine here

Sam is now editor of Face Zine and runs the Drink & Draw sessions at Jamaica Inn. The next one is 29 Aug, Wed 9 PM. Jamaica Inn Drink and Draw : August.

Here you can see Sam showing the first edition, which focused on comics.  

What’s a zine?

A zine is a small independent publication giving a space to unheard voices and niche topics. 

My first memories were of collaging music and show reviews in black and white and printing on photocopiers. Along with sorrowful teenage poetry, other doggeral, and doodles, they were a fun way to publish ideas that we didn't see in magazines we saw on shop shelves.

Zines today hold articles, poems, collage, drawings, comics, etc. Nowadays, zines are just as likely to be printed in colour too. I’ll bring along some recently published zines so you can see what they’re like. 

After, you may even be inspired to make your own zine! There's a growing zine scene in Northern Ireland, along with many independent magazines, with room for your ideas and stories too.

Heather McNamee