Living Library

Living Library – University of Bradford

Jean took part as a ‘living book’ at a Living Library event at the University of Bradford organised by students from the University’s Peace Society on the theme of ‘Peace Initiatives’ in April 2019.

She shared her experiences with ‘borrowers’ of setting up and running Wur Bradford grassroots arts project which explores how creativity can connect and empower us to make positive social change.

Glug Bradford

Glug Bradford

Jean along with artist colleague Chemaine Cooke from Wur Bradford Wur Bradford will be sharing their experiences of working with people and places in the city, presenting some provocations on the idea of ‘Placemaking’, and facilitating manifesto making at the second Glug Bradford creative conversation event on May 1st, taking place at Lister Mill.

For more information about Glug Bradford and to find out further information about the event, visit:

Twitter: @GlugBradford

Instagram: @GlugBradford

Facebook: @Glughq

To book a ticket, visit the Glug Bradford page at Eventbrite.


Cinderloo 1821 Remembered

Cinderloo 1821 Remembered is a community project set up to raise awareness of the Cinderloo Uprising, which took place almost 200 years ago in February 1821, when 3,000 miners, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty. They gathered at the cinderhills of Old Park (now the Telford Forge Retail Park), where the protest culminated in a pitched battle with the Shropshire Yeomanry. Two men were shot dead with many injured. One man, Thomas Palin, was hung that April for “felonious riot”. There will be activities commemorating the event, leading up to and including the 200th anniversary of Cinderloo in 2021.

Jean will be facilitating a public zine-making workshop as part of the Cinderloo 1821Remembered ‘Mapping Communities’ art workshop in Oakengates, Shropshire on Saturday 6th July. Further details will be confirmed soon.

Find more information about the Cinderloo Remembered project.

Bradford Zine Fair 2019

Bradford Zine Fair 2019

Jean is a co-organiser of Bradford Zine Fair 2019, along with fellow Bradford zine-makers Munaza Kulsoom from Bradical, Mike Barrett and Jen Fox.

This is the second Bradford Zine Fair to happen at City Library – read a blog post about last year’s fair written by visitor John Marley

Bradford Zine Fair 2019 will feature stalls, speakers, workshops and more all on the theme of ‘zines with a message’. The event is free and all are welcome.

There will be an after party at Bread and Roses cooperative on North Parade.

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Find out more:

Twitter: @bfdzinefair

Gordian Projects

Gordian Projects

Jean is working with independent press Gordian Projects to collaboratively produce a pamphlet of her photo-collage works for publication in 2019. Gordian Project focus on small editions of work that use art and language as a space for exploration, operating at the intersection of artist’s book, art writing, literature, and archive.

Read more about their work.