Moon Press Issue 12 Out & Launch Party
Issue 12 of Moon Press examines the connections between humour and the moon - specifically, how humour may be used as a tool for disruption, provocation and agitation. In this issue, writers, artists and performers examine everything from the etymological roots of “lunacy” and the moon’s intrinsic silliness to the role of humour within internet culture, social media and cinema. Read it below and on the Moon Press page!
Book free tickets to the launch event at The Common Press for Moon Press Issue 12. 7.30-10pm, free entry and an amazing line-up of live comedy!
Join us at The Common Press at Glass House London for an evening of comedy, connection and queer literature. Free entry, free zines and limited free drinks for attendees. Enjoy performances by the best of London's stand-up scene and peruse a wealth of queer literature in the newly renovated bookshop.
On the new issue: Moon Press Issue 12 explores the connection between humour and the moon - specifically, how humour may be used as a tool for disruption, provocation and agitation. Starting from the etymological roots of “lunacy” & the moon’s intrinsic silliness, the issue looks at the role of humour in times of political and economic crisis. From shitposting as soft branding to the mechanics of virality, online humour and IRL comedy are examined as potent means for communication and political solidarity.
Moon Press is a part of Tour de Moon, a free touring nationwide festival celebrating nightlife and youth countercultures. Tour de Moon is one of 10 major creative projects commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, which is taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 2022. Moon Press is free to all and released at every full moon with a rotation of monthly appointed guest editors, designers and a selection of brilliant artists that challenge the status quo and offer alternatives for new futures.
Please note this free event is for over 18s only and a valid form of ID will be required (Acceptable forms of ID are a valid passport, photo driving license, or National Identity Card. Driving licenses without a photo or student cards are not accepted.)
CONTENT WARNING: Performances and lyrics may contain strong language, language of a sexual and violent nature which could be offensive to some. This language is intentionally and contextually used by artists who reclaim these terms as their own, and as part of their arts and musical practice. If you would like specific warnings of which areas of the performance or lyrics use strong language, please email us at email@example.com