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Zine Club

  • Free
  • Workshop
  • Relaxed
A group of people sitting around a table covered with paper engaged in crafting activities and making zines.
Zine making at Wellcome Collection, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Come along to an informal zine-making workshop inspired by the themes of health, wellbeing and the human condition. You’ll have a chance to make your own zine inspired by the exhibits, books and objects on display in the Reading Room. All zine-making materials will be provided.

This workshop is suitable for everyone, regardless of zine-making experience.

Zines are DIY publications, often self-published, in which zine makers share their personal experiences, feelings and ideas.

If you need a space away from the event at any time, you can come to our Chill-Out Room. There will be low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions, mats and space to move around and be yourself. You can also make use of ear defenders, earplugs, board games, stim toys and materials with different textures.

Members of our staff, Sana Siddiqui and Maryam Bouteldja will also be participating in the workshop.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.


This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

Our event terms and conditions

About your facilitators

Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of a young woman with short dark hair and large round glasses. She is looking directly at the viewer.

Sauren Blaney


Sauren is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection, freelance curator and lecturer. Their practice often favours live programmes that generate unexpected forms of knowledge. Their main focuses are zines, creative archiving, and how food can enact decoloniality. 

Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of a young woman with short dark hair and round glasses. The woman is looking up and to the right.

Polly Bodetto


Polly is a Visitor Experience Assistant at Wellcome Collection and an art historian who loves the history of trade routes, collage making, and occultism.