What's Happening?

Zine fairs are more than just about people flogging their wares. We want people to enjoy the atmosphere and take part in workshops and watch the film screening and engage with other punters over their finds. Previously, the fair has included the Footprint classic zine-in-a-day, zine readings, workshops to help you make your own zine, piles of wonderful vegan food, movie screenings and evening acoustic music...the list goes on!


 The programme for the fair is currently still in development,

so please get in touch if you want to facilitate anything!

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Reclaiming the Hides is a guided bird walk. Instead of identifying as many species as possible or hunting down a migrating rarity, the objective will be to explore the radical examples set by birds, and to reframe birdwatching as an act that, while not revolutionary in itself, is one worthy of anyone who wants to build a better world (or just turn their back on the one we have already messed up).

While reservations are free, I will gratefully accept donations on the day of the walk. The walk will start from Left Bank and head over to Burley Park. It will take 90-120 minutes.

Please reserve via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reclaiming-the-hides-a-radical-birdwalk-leeds-tickets-37048932354

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/109989346392378

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Seeing as its Zinemas, we thought we'd do something we haven't done before! This year, we're giving you a special offer. Do you have a gig / event / funeral / bar mitzvah coming up that you need some posters printing for? Before 1 o'clock, we will print you a run of A3 riso posters right in front of your eyes for £5 per colour used. All you need to do is bring along a b/w A3 sheet (pre-printed or hand drawn!) for each colour you want us to print in. For more info go to http://www.footprinters.co.uk/colourriso.html or get in touch using the contact form on this website.

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Film screening, zine collection and Q&A: 15.30-16.30

Liverpool & Hillsborough Solidarity zine collection (1981-2017) is an ongoing project looking at zines under Thatcher's Britain. The death of 96 Liverpool football fans crushed at the FA Cup semi-final in Yorkshire, with a further 766 injuries, and countless thousands of friends and families traumatised, stands as the worst police cover-up in British history. The film and installation explore how Zines showed the truth about Hillsborough decades before the MSM and law courts. They were also a medium through which solidarity was built. Zine humour helped survivors to deal with the trauma and subverted the demonisation of the city of Liverpool. The collection also explores the zine affirming working-class Scouse identity.How Zines showed the truth about Hillsborough decades before the MSM and law courts. Ali Russell is a filmmaker and activist based in UK of Iranian & Scottish heritage, directed in collaboration with Hamja Ahsan. The directors have worker closely with survivors of the disaster and Hillsborough Justice Campaign on this project. The film on Hillsborough and fanzines is 25 minutes long.

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A couple of us Footprinters are more print-nerdy than others. We print for fun as well as work. We're going to bring along our silk-screens and a selection of different coloured inks so that you can get messy and try your hand at screen printing!

Bring a blank T-shirt, blank tote bag, blank pretty much anything (within reason of course) along with an idea for a stencil and work with them to transfer your ideas from hypothetical idea on to a surface!


"Can you seriously put together a whole zine in one day before the zine fair is even over??" we hear you cry.

"We've done it before, we'll do it again!" we shout back in unison.

Footprint have carted our printing equipment up and down the country doing just that on a semi-regular basis for about 5 years now and we seem to be gaining a bit of a reputation for it.

If you weren't expecting us to pull out the big guns in our home town, you were sorely mistaken!

Expect our entire collection of colour drums and be prepared to push your registration skills to the limit.


As a printing co-op who are organising a zine fair, we thought it would be interesting to share some of our expertise with you.

Expect general tips about pagination and bleed, but also more riso-specific information such as colour separation and limitations and celebrations of the process!


A zine fair is never complete with an array of delicious food which is edible by all! It is a bit of a Leeds Zine Fair tradition for the That Old Chestnut stall to supply everyone's sweet tooth with a wide selection of vegan cake.