Regions  |  East Anglia

 

The East Anglian region covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northants, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The East Anglia meetings base is Linton Village Hall in Coles Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS. Unless otherwise stated, meetings begin at 10.00am for 10.30am and usually finish between 3.30pm and 4.00pm.

Refreshments are provided but attendees need to bring their own packed lunch. A fee of £5 is charged for each member attending meetings, which, depending on the topic and speaker(s) include talks, demonstrations and workshops. In addition, there is a small charge for materials for any workshop activities. Non-members are always welcome (places permitting), for whom a £10 fee is payable.

Please email the Meetings Secretary for more information and to book places. Places are limited so booking is essential.

 


8 March 2014
Annual General Meeting
Shaun Thompson: The Glazier Codex / Decorative End Bands
(talk / workshop)
AGM followed by our tutor for the day, Shaun Thompson, bindery supervisor, Cambridge University Library and Conservation by Design Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial Scholarship Winner 2012. He will start the day with a presentation telling us about the two courses he attended at the Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School in Italy with his award. We will learn about the Glazier Codex, a 5th and 6th century Coptic binding system and the Spanish gothic wooden binding structures in the ‘Mudejar’ style. Shaun will then lead us in a hands-on workshop to produce decorative end bands. We will begin by sewing a simple primary and then proceed to decorative styles, such as two colour chevron crown and a German plait. We will need to bring along a sewn and lined text block, details of which will be provided nearer the time.

9.45am for 10.00am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


12 April 2014
Maureen Duke: Finishing for the Frightened (workshop)
Maureen returns to East Anglia with her workshop, Finishing for the Frightened. Places will be limited to 12, but observers will be welcome. As usual Maureen will bring along packs of prepared materials.

10.00am for 10.30am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


2 / 3 May 2014
Turn the Page Artists Bookfair, Norwich
The East Anglia group will again host the Society’s stand at this book arts event, now in its third year. Members are invited to help staff the stand to promote the Society and the skills and knowledge of the craft of hand bookbinding. Further information for visitors can be found on the event’s website. Members wishing to find out more about helping with the stand should contact our East Anglia Committee member, Paul Garcia.

 


7 June 2014
Mark Cockram: Cold Gold Tooling (workshop)
The tutor for the day is Mark Cockram, fellow of Designer Bookbinders, member of the Society of Designer Craftsman, Brother of the Art Workers Guild, and teacher of book related arts around the world. He will teach a workshop on cold gold tooling as part of our finishing skills theme this year. Mark will bring along materials kits for us.

10.00am for 10.30am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)

 


September 2014 (date TBC)
Visit: Cambridge University Library
We’re looking forward to this year’s site visit, to the University College Library, Cambridge. We will find out about its collection, how it maintains and conserves the contents, how readers use its services, and see examples of the rare books and interesting bindings. Please see the library’s website for more information about its collection. Our visit will coincide with an exhibition of incunables at the library.
Cost: Donation to the library on the day; suggested minimum £5 per attendee.

Venue:
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DR
(map)

 


11 October 2014
Dieter Rader: Edelpappband Binding (workshop)
Dieter Rader, head of restoration and fine binding at Blissetts (bookbinders to the Queen) is coming to supervise a workshop on the Edelpappband binding style, also known as the Millimeter binding. It is based on the German case (Bradel) binding which is covered in paper.

10.00am for 10.30am start.

Venue:
Linton Village Hall
Coles Lane
Linton, Cambridgeshire
CB21 4JS
(map)
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The Single Fold is the East Anglian region's newsletter. It is distributed 3 times a year with the SoB's National Newsletter. The latest edition can be viewed or downloaded here (PDF).