Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A wee round-up of Yuck 'n Yum's antics in 2010

2010 round-up.... thanks.... and upcoming tit-bits

Happy New Year to all Yuck 'n Yummers!

2010. What was all that about, eh?

We started the year in Inverness with our Turn Your Bluetooth On project, presented as part of the city’s Getting Up arts festival. We distributed seven videos and one sound piece to patrons of an Inverness car park, and also published a special limited edition zine for distribution to grateful punters. In February our pals at ARIKA kindly asked us to get involved with their Kill Your Timid Notion festivities at the DCA. We love them so much that so we spent ages in our bedrooms making a supercool mixtape. Then in May we attended our first ever London Zine Symposium and we’ll definitely be going back there again this year.

The defining event of 2010 was of course our inaugural Annual General Karaoke. The AGK brought together artists, filmmakers, musicians and drinkers from all across Scotland for an unforgettable night. An extra special sparkly well done to the AGK champ Rachel Maclean for her prize-winning video, and huge thanks to all that submitted and made it along that evening.

In October we attended the Glasgow CCA Bookfair. We then headed over to Huntly for HAIRST with our mobile karaoke unit, fresh from the AGK spreading positive karaoke vibes. In November the Arches asked us to get involved with Focus Left,so we sent AGK runners-up Fear Wasabi along to represent. You can see their performance here. Yuck ‘n Yum was also featured at the launch of Thames and Hudson’s new Fanzines book in that there London, which led to our inclusion in the London College of Communications’ Zine Library. Our publication is now featured in three archives: the Salford Zine Library, the London College of Communications Zine Library and the National Library of Scotland.

Throughout 2010 the zine was brought to you in an array of beautiful covers designed by the mystically talented Paul John Milne, and we'd like to express our sincere gratitude to Paul for creating these indelible images for us. Finally, we were very sad to bid farewell to our online editor Graeme Plunkett, who has left us for pastures new. All at Yuck ‘n Yum wish him a glittering future and will miss him loads.

So what will 2011 bring? Be sure to stay tuned on our website, on Central Station, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on A6 folded up sheets of paper stapled together. You’ll certainly be seeing plenty of our new cover artist Ross Hamilton Frew, as he ensures that the next four issues arrive in beautiful wrapping. And what’s inside? Well that’s up to YOU. The deadline for the spring issue is on the fourteenth of March, so submit something!

Because oh yes we’ll be back, oh yes.

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