Alternative Press is a group of London based artists dedicated to encouraging people to create their own art and to freely express themselves via self-publishing.
Since forming in 2008, and with the aim of building an inclusive platform to showcase works from amateur and professional artists, we have organised self-publishing fairs, open mic evenings, poetry nights, a public live drawing/music/acting improvisation, and a public/artist make-a-zine-in- a-day collaboration.
We have published four books, produced a regular radio show, and run workshops. We also operate as a Distro, helped others organise their own events, and united the U.K small press scene with its European counterparts through the International Alternative Press Festivals.
On May 10 2014 and in collaboration with the London Radical Bookfair, we took over three floors of London’s Bishopsgate Institute in the TAKEOVER and this October we will be popping up in Greenwich with the #APPOPUP.
More information about past AP events can be found here