About

A multi-media creative agency. 
On Line. On Land. On a roll…

TheZineUK – a documentary collective ranging from teens to legendary pensioners: #Zeenagers. We stage events, create, perform, blog and socialise. Something must grow.

Situationism shares the exciting talent and innovation under radar. Austerity skint, gentrification/Brexit shadowed, what we lack in £ we make up for in hope and adventures. Thank you so much all that support with mentions, guest list, feedback, hugs, access, cases of booze and long putting-the-world-to-rights conversations. We truly appreciate it.

By This Story’s Year 5,  2019, this very DIY collective is growing in reputation and readership.

TheZineUK page at CroCroLand Festival

Back Story

The scene was set for newer and bigger adventures through fresh multi media. ​Poetry, fashion, design, visuals, theatre, technology, film, literature and ideas mix with seminal star turns at ArtBeat Amersham Arms events. It lights fuses. TheZineUK was born through ideas exchanged at these music socials.

At the end of 2013, experienced Entertainment Industry professionals, who had gone underground for kicks, harnessed this potential. Making Rocklands (i.e. S.E.London postcodes) a reality – an impromptu photo session at Fordham Park’s inaugural Party In The Park, behind the scenes snaps at TryLife TV filming, a fashion shoot in Little Nan’s Bar at The Bunker in Deptford/New Cross Inn and footage, behind the scenes at Soccer Six in the 02) plus interviews with rock bands CuT (by Dizzy Spell) and Mourning Birds (by Caffy St Luce) made Chapter 1.

Photographer Rupert Hitchcox had 15 minutes to get a low lit shot in the Natural History Museum; Rhiannon The Nightmare graced the first picture book cover. We’re not “the music press”, this is a free style, instinctive way of choosing and doing things driven by situationism.

TheZineUK launched in Spring 2014

OThe year began with a punk and poetry gig on Tin Pan Alley. We called it a roadshow of uniqulture. We only had two dates! The calibre of the first show earned an official stage at the Camden Crawl Festival finale, and that’s how we roll. In Spring 2014 TheZineUK Chapter 1 was uploaded. We now host/co-promote regular, socially inclusive gatherings, where the aces n faces of the music underground come to party, share ideas and eat cake.

Aims?

We seek to connect marketable, personable and engaging musical and fashion talent with recognition and hopefully employment. Our modus operandi for this collective is to create a hybrid with an edge, inspired by excitements pertinent to the audio/visual industries and our contributors.

Unique Selling Point?

#TheZineUK fuses bands and brands (musical equipment, clothing, accessories, footwear and lifestyle). Through our travelling circus, editorial and co- promotion we soundtrack design and vision towards new possibilities. Our live music events are board meetings to new futures. We are performance art experiments. Documented in 2014-2016 in chapters. Over ambitious ideas (including successful 2015 and 2016 Expos) without boundaries. By 2019, we are a stand alone documentation of beautifully soundtracked creativity.

Who?

Diversity in our DNA. We come from every background/orientation, genre tastes, generation, gender and other generalisations. Uniqulture is like multi culture, but without any labels other than human. A musical magical mystery tour of pictures, words and friendship has proved a useful algorithm of ‘Ones To Watch’, as we follow bands to weave this tale. We are Live Music Event Promoters to the next stars. 

“Worried you’ll miss the next big thing in sound? They’re probably here.”  @LdnAtLarge previews one of TheZineUK’s artbeat music socials.

​Team? We are eternally grateful to the talents (some established, some very much up and coming) that share our vision. The Zine UK is an ongoing digital and analogue promotion of their work. They raise the bar and we recommend employing their passion for your next project.

​Degeneration, Degentrification, Declassification. We are often behind the scenes and connected to various aspects of industry and arts. This is not only escapism from the dystopia of broken Britain, it is also hands on market research proving that DIY is a valid form of doing business and getting results. (Oh, and what a soundtrack we have).

#StageStyle – A roller coaster of exhibition and entertainment driving a movement where DIY catwalks on stage and street alike.
We have no choice but to be resourceful! 

Image: Dizzy Spell, Manic Street Preachers tour 2014. The photographer for our live review didn’t make the show. So, not one to waste TheZineUK’s photo pass (thanks Gillian), Dizzy got in the pit with her iPhone. Always an image of stage-style: in her own right, her gold leopard print cat suit captured the attention of photographer Mike Burnell, (whose images of Manic Street Preachers graced Chapter 2 of our picture book) and Nicky Wire!

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