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What's happening this October? Your monthly round-up



There is a lot going on this month, especially here at the Mental Health Zine Library. Today is October 1st which means it's been one whole year since our Kickstarter fundraiser ended, and thanks to the support we received (then and every day since!) we were officially born.


Lets start with a few from us, including two (two!) great submission calls for young people in our area.


  • What does being LGBTQI+ mean to you? We're gathering the work and experiences of young people from Tyne & Wear for our new zine project, in partnership with the LGBTQI+ youth group Rainbow Renegades. Click here for more info.



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At the end of August the world got a little less bright as we learned of the sudden passing of Frankie & the Heartstrings drummer and PopRecs manager Dave Harper.

PopRecs is the second home of our Young People's Project and the Mental Health Zine Library, and the team at YPP worked with Dave for many years. Always a voice for the creative, underprivileged folk of Sunderland, Dave was truly one of a kind, witty, cared deeply for his community and inspired us all. Thank you Dave for making the world a better place.