The Common zine represents creatives across Merseyside and the North West. We are a community interest company, dedicated to tearing down the boundaries which separate and disempower us.

we believe that through an intersectional art movement we can empower a community to make a real difference, and challenge those who stand in the way of progress.

Common people, common art, common ground, community.

"Hello friends 👋🏼 you may or may not have noticed our absence over the past year. We are a small collective and lockdown has been challenging for us. We get our energy and inspiration from the work that we do in the community, meeting and working with local artists, so adjusting to working our jobs from home and new challenges has meant that we’ve had to step back from our side hustle. However, when Refugee Women Connect approached us to collaborate with them for Creativity and Wellbeing week, we knew this was something we had to make our comeback for. Refugee Women Connect is a cause dear to our heart as we believe that art and social justice go hand in hand. Liverpool is a city that has always championed community and that is what makes it so special and why, we believe, it has always been a hub for innovation and creativity. This week, we will be showcasing the work being done by RWC and the women that they work with. We are so honoured to be able to host them on our platform. We will have a new post up every day with artwork from some v talented women, made during sessions with RWC or at home. And later this week we will be launching a digital special edition zine with all of the work in one place. As usual, the zine is free of charge, but we encourage as many of you as possible to make a donation to RWC via the link in our bio. No amount is too small. Please, join us this week in celebrating and enjoying the work of some amazing women in our city."

Bex Satchwell