Saturday, 16 April 2011

Shebang in Time Out!

Big thanks to Katie from Fat Quarter zine for her inclusion of Shebang in her Zine Scene article in this week's Time Out magazine! We're in very good company in the pic... x

Friday, 15 April 2011


Crack out the party poppers and cake - Shebang issue #3 has finally arrived!

After a successful launch party (BIG BIG thanks to all those who helped out and came along to the party - photos up soon!), the issue is now officially ready for sale worldwide in our online shop, which you can visit by clicking here. Unfortunately the price has gone up a little since the pre-orders (we have also only just noticed that Paypal have been helping themselves to 10% of all sales) but we can guarantee you'll get a lot of Shebang for your buck.

The issue includes:

Mixtape rec's from Brilliant Colors, Finally Punk, Comet Gain, Sharon Van Etten, Male Bonding, Micachu, La La Vasquez, Lovvers, Dent May & more, interviews with Quasi, Jeffrey Lewis, Eithne Farry, The Thermals, Hope Roth & Twingrrl Records, artist profiles on Tuesday Bassen and Audrey Malo, travel guides to Barcelona, Melbourne, Edinburgh & Breakfast In America, reviews of Dance Magic Dance, Preston Is My Paris Zine, Got A Girl Crush blog and Ponytail Zine, features about The Great Cake Escape and Charlot Webster's Mixtape Exchange, Lucian Freud Retrospective, Why I Love... Adam & Joe

You can have a peek at what's inside by visiting the Facebook page and browsing the photos.

Last week was busier than expected, so all orders and contributor copies are beginning to be sent out in batches from lunchtime today. Issue #1 is also nearly all gone, so if you want a copy, snap it up fast!

As always, thankyou thankyou thankyou so much for reading the zine and showing your support, we can't believe we've made it to our third issue, and have big plans for the future.

Lots of love,

Liv & Lynsey


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

London Zine Symposium 2011

As well as Record Store Day taking place on Saturday, this weekend holds another celebration of all things independent, as this Sunday (17th April) sees zinesters flocking to The Rag Factory in Brick Lane for the annual London Zine Symposium.

The day brings together zines, small press, comics and radical writers to celebrate DIY and zine culture. There will be over 60 stalls plus workshops, talks and a radical history walk of the surrounding area, and a lot of cake.

We've had stalls at past events and have always had fun, and this year lots of our zine friends will be selling their wares, including Art Is Proof, Dear Soeurs, Fanzine Ynfytyn, Fat Quarter, Last Hours, Marching Stars Distro, Nest, Storm In A Teacup, Vampire Sushi, Zineswap & many more. We'll also be taking out Shebang issue #3 for the first time (and will be selling all issues at a discounted price) so please stop by and say hello!

The event opens at 11am and goes on 'til 6pm, and the Rag Factory is located just off Brick Lane (in the opposite direction to all of the vintage shops), at 16-18 Heneage Street. There's also an individual zine table for those who weren't able to get a stall (or only have one issue of their zine), contact edd(at) for more details.

For more on the event, just CLICK.

LGVL Photography Exhibition

Our pal, photographer Lydia Garnett is exhibiting her work at The Wayward Gallery on May 19th, as part of a joint-show with fellow female photographer Vic Lentaigne.

The pair are Brighton Uni graduates-turned London locals, and work under the platform 'LGVL'. Both photographers focus on documenting youth culture and fashion, with an ongoing interest exploring the themes of transition, sexuality and identity. The exhibition follows their move from Brighton to London and explores their current relationship as a photographic duo.

For more on the show and Lydia's work, visit her BLOG

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Dazed Live - Zine Installation/Exhibition

This weekend Shebang will be on display as part of Jotta's Self-Publishing exhibition and interactive installation at the Dazed Live event, taking place on Saturday 9th in London.

They say that the event "will celebrate and explore the past, present and future of the city [of London], delving into the world of self-publishing and Londoners cultural aspirations for their city."

The interactive installation centres on a 'self-publishing interactive map', which is created via Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook submissions (see HERE for links to the sources). The response will ultimately form a new zine about London, providing a snapshot of the views and aspirations of culturally engaged Londoners.

"From the 60s underground magazine OZ and the punk fanzines of the 1970s, including Jon Savage’s The Secret Public’ and Paul Morley’s ‘Girl Trouble’, to the London and New York mail art dialogue from VILE magazine and Ray Johnson, and zines that have evolved into publications such as ‘Sup and Art Rocker – the exhibition will celebrate, in particular, the best London zines of past and present, alongside a selection of iconic international titles. It will also feature very early issues of Dazed & Confused, which began life in ‘zine format, and still retains its DIY, independent ethos today."

For more on the event and the Dazed Live festival, just CLICK.