In the second event of their Takeover Series, Alternative Press and The London Radical Bookfair collaborated in order to take over 47/49 Tanner Street with a day that championed all radical publishing – from its independent bookshops and publishers to its DIY-ers; the small press, self-publishers, and zinesters.
The inaugural Takeover event took over Bishopsgate Institute in 2014. Spread over three floors, this was the first event of its kind to bring together U.K’s radical publishing and self-publishing communities. In 2015, the event came to Tanner Street.
The fair showcased the depth and breadth of the U.K small press scene. Exhibitors included zinesters, comic folk, book artists, and illustrators. It also hosted a risograph printing press, which published a ‘Zine In A Day’ with contributions from attendees; workshops in illustration, boardgame design and screen printing.
There were talks from the shortlisted authors of the Bread and Roses Prize for Radical Publishing, followed by the prize ceremony in which ‘Here We Stand: Women Changing The World’, published by Honno Press, and edited by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones won first place. In addition AP does Bread and Roses – an exhibition with 21 small press artists responding the books in the shortlist.