Asylum has been busy over the summer. In May the Asylum magazine readers’ group met in Lancaster to discuss Asylum 26.1 (email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list).
We were also joined by grassroots historians, Anne Plumb and Tony Baldwinson, at a special public event at the Wellcome Library about their Asylum magazine collection. In June we co-hosted two events with Sascha Altman du Brul, co-founder of the Icarus project – at the Partisan Collective in Manchester and at Lancaster Friends Meeting House.
We also actively participated in the Other Ways to Care event at Kingsley Hall, where we met Hamja Ahsan and heard about Shy Radicals. In July we contributed to Queer(y)ing Graphic Medicine at a thought provoking three-day event in Brighton (c/o @ graphicmedicine), visited the Salford Zine Library and attended the North West Zine Fest at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.
We introduced Asylum to delegates at a ‘Madness, the Mind and Politics’ conference at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in September (probably our first appearance there!).
Please contact us with Autumn events we can attend, or send flyers to.