Alfreton Library
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Friday, March 22, 2024
Alfreton Library, Severn Square, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BQ
East Midlands
No Jobs in the Arts

No Jobs in the Arts are collaborating with Alfreton Library and Make/Shift to host free ‘zine making workshops imagining the future in Amber Valley. The workshops will begin on 24th October and run until March 2024. The drop-in workshops are unique, each led by a different early-career creative and are suitable for all ages.

During the arty workshops, we will be making zines- a handmade leaflet or booklet – in response to the question, ‘What can we make together that will shift us towards better futures?’. The zines will be added to the brand-new zine shelf in Alfreton Library for everyone to see. Join the workshops to learn to make a zine and share your ideas for a more radical and creative future in the Amber Valley.

Workshops are drop-in style, so there’s no need to book tickets. Pop in whenever you like and stay for as long as feels right. All workshops will take place at Alfreton Library, Severn Square, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BQ, except for a one-off online workshop. Alfreton Library has ramped access and on-site toilets, including a disabled toilet.


Workshops in Alfreton Library, Derbyshire: get an Eventbrite reminder:

  • Tuesday 24th October 2023, 10am–12noon.
  • Saturday 9th December 2023, 1pm–3pm.
  • Saturday 6th January 2024, 1pm–3pm.
  • Wednesday 21st February 2024, 10:30am–12:30pm.
  • Friday 22nd March 2024, 5pm–7pm.

One-Off Online Workshop: get the online meeting link:

  • Tuesday 21th November 2023. 6:30pm–7:30pm.


Visit the library from the 24th of October 2023 to view the growing collection of zines made during the workshops on the zine shelf. The shelf can be found in Alfreton Library and accessed during usual opening hours (Mon-Sat, see below).

Can’t make it to a workshop? Visit the library to make a zine on a non-workshop date. Materials and activity packs are provided at Alfreton Library to support the making of zines during the Library’s opening hours. 

Can’t get into the library? Please get in touch, and we’ll share information about how you can contribute to the project from home.