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Founded by Aimee (Bea) Ballinger in June 2016, Burning House Books is a set up that seeks to promote radical, independent and self-published books and zines focusing on writing that highlights dissent, queer histories and female voices. “I sell everything from handmade zines to hard-to- nd art and photography books. We work primarily with small distributors and independent publishers and source books directly from the artist where possible. We want to build and strengthen a community
of radical books lovers outside of big cities. That’s why Burning House Books runs intimate and engaging zine making workshops alongside pop-up shops,
providing materials, guidance and ideas for writers and artists that want to turn their work into a small, one of a kind publications.”
It’s a powerful message, this one of dissent, of female voices, of strengthening a community of radical book lovers -
its right up Stroud’s street and festival- goers can get their lit on, as it were, and get proper stuck in to – yes, that’s right - making their own sock-it-to-‘em book. There’s going to be a pop-up shop at
the fringe run by Burning House Books, where they will be hosting an all day drop-in writing, collage and zine making workshop. Anyone during the Fringe weekend can simply come down and have a go at making their own pocked sized publication. The pop-up shop will be opening its doors from 11am-6pm on the Saturday, with a drop-in workshop running from 12pm-5pm. Then, on the Sunday, they’ll be open again from 11am-4pm with drop-in workshop from 12pm-3pm, which means if you missed the Saturday or you simply fancy another book making go, you have that
second chance...
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Stroud through walking and mapping the landscape, interpreting and re- imagining our local history. Following the huge success of their walk as part
of last year’s Stroud Fringe they will be setting off again from The Fountain Inn, Slad Road at 4:00pm on Sunday. This years performative walk, ‘Edgelands
and Industry: a look at hidden Stroud in space and time’ is approximately 3 hours long, (you can also join the walk at the Upper Lock Cafe at 4:30pm) ends at the The Fountain Inn at 7:00pm with some re ective performance about the walk and a well earned drink!
Radical Stroud is a collaborative group unearthing the radical history of

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