Little Zine Party was held at Ort Cafe, a lovely community cafe in Balsall Heath. It wasn't super busy but it was nice to actually talk to people and wander around instead of sitting behind a table all day! Sarah (of Elderflower Tea zine) did a wonderful job in organising it and there was the odd group of people passing through and staying for a chat too. I managed to not take any photos at the zine party, go me! Tukru took some though, including this one of Jen at my table, the back of my head, and some randomer.
|Photo by Tukru|
Actually this guy was really rude, and didn't seem to get the point of zines but stayed all day anyway! I found out afterwards he was picking up zines off tables and declaring them "rubbish" and "junk". I wish I'd heard him so I could've told him where to go. Jen told him off though! Come to think of it, there was a fair few strange folk around, just most of 'em didn't stick around and be rude to people. Oh well. I, myself, am strange and unusual.
Afterwards, a bunch of us headed to town to drool over stationery in Paperchase and eat delicious food at the Soya Cafe. Of course, we were the badass zinester kids at the back of the bus...
|Sarah-Beth, Cath and Tukru.|
|Ingrid, me, Sarah-Beth, Cath, Jen and Rebecca. (Photo by Tukru.)|
What trip to Birmingham is complete without a visit to The Sexy Shop? (I particularly enjoyed the sexy tea towels.)
|Tukru having a sexy time.|
|This seemed like a good idea at the time?|
Jen and I stayed over in a posh hotel where we managed to get a super cheap deal, so it worked out cheaper than the backpackers hostel would've for the both of us. Also, there was EPIC BREAKFAST BUFFET.
Before heading home we visited Ikon Gallery where we spent more time glueing bits of paper together than looking at art, and then were a bit unimpressed by the new library.
Cool points if you noticed the Beetlejuice quote. :)