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UPCOMING EVENTS ACROSS THE UK IN DATE ORDER

This page details all Society of Bookbinders upcoming events across the UK.
To narrow down your search, please visit your local Region page for events specific to your region, but remember the International Bookbinding Competition and our Conferences and Seminars are national and indeed international.
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September 2020

EDGE DECORATION 2020 – POSTPONED

September 19 - September 20
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIA REGION   This is a TWO DAY workshop where TOM McEWAN will show how edges may be decorated in a variety of ways. You can see some of Tom's amazing work on his web pages but there are no edge decorations shown there.  What will Tom bring to Linton Village Hall?

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West Midlands: Gold Tooling Workshop – Julian Thomas

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Marden Community Centre Marden, Herefordshire HR1 3EW + Google Map

A two-day workshop with Julian Thomas MBE, conservator and bookbinder, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. The workshop is sponsored by the Society of Bookbinders under the Travelling Workshop Scheme.  There is no fee but there will be a £10 materials cost. There will be a maximum of 10 spaces.  

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Conservation and Book Repair with Angela Sutton – Session 1 of 3

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Arvan’s Memorial Hall, Tintern Road, St Arvans,
Chepstow,, NP16 6ES
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Following the huge success of the short course for The Naked Book last year, we offer another short course on book repair and simple conservation with Angela looking at paper repair, board treatment, and rebacking.  There will be an option for an extra day.

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October 2020

Conservation and Book Repair with Angela Sutton – Session 2 of 3

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Arvan’s Memorial Hall, Tintern Road, St Arvans,
Chepstow,, NP16 6ES
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This is the second session of this short course on book repair and simple conservation with Angela looking at paper repair, board treatment and rebacking.  There will be an option for an extra day.

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Conservation and Book Repair with Angela Sutton – Session 3 of 3

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Arvan’s Memorial Hall, Tintern Road, St Arvans,
Chepstow,, NP16 6ES
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This is the final session of this short course on book repair and simple conservation with Angela looking at paper repair, board treatment, and rebacking.  There will be an option for an extra day.

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Diana Illingworth-Cooke’s workshop on working with magnets

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB

Magnets offer exciting new opportunities to book artists, binders and box makers.  Displayed as part of the design or discreetly hidden under covering material, they can hold things closed, or hold them open, or even keep things in place. In this workshop we will be exploring the properties of different types and sizes of magnets and their use as closures, attachments and hinges. You will make a set of samples contained in a simple wrapper box that will inspire your…

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PAPER REPAIR 2020 – still planned but watch this space

October 17
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom

EAST ANGLIA   BRIDGET WARRINGTON, a Cambridge based paper conservator, will show you how to make repairs to the very stuff of a book.  This should help you deal with examples of the type of damage shown in the illustration here.

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November 2020

Arthur Green’s workshop on how to make a drop-back box

November 7

The hybrid drop-back box takes the best from two well established box making methods; the 'all-in-one' and the case method. During this workshop, you will make and cover a cloth drop-back box. For expediency, all the parts will be pre-cut, but Arthur will guide you through the method and rational behind its construction. For more information on the subject, see... http://www.greensbooks.co.uk/2017/09/28/a-cloth-covered-drop-back-box/ Tools to bring: a sharp craft-knife, large cutting mat approx. 450mm x 600mm, sharp pencil, various straight edges, 45…

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Gold Tooling with Doug Mitchell

November 7 @ 10:00 am - November 8 @ 4:00 pm
Moorland Village Hall,, Wheddon Cross
Somerset,
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This is a FREE two day workshop courtesy of the national Education and Training Committee which is experimenting with one workshop a year per region.  We choose the subject, the Committee choose the tutor.  Many members ask for help with gold tooling so now is your chance.  The workshop will cover all aspects of gold tooling both on foil and gold leaf including uses, equipment and the setting up of your own tools.  All very informal with lots of practising.

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December 2020

Christmas Party

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stoke St Mary Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, Somerset TA3 5BY + Google Map

Time to eat, drink and be merry and socialise with your fellow members.

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