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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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December 2019

Christmas lunch

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Christmas Lunch at Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Bampfylde Hall, Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton,, TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Hestercombe Gardens has proved a popular venue for our Christmas celebrations in the past, so again we have planned a mixture of party activities and wonderful dining. For a bit of fun we will be having a Secret Santa so please bring along any unwanted or interesting bookbinding items, wrapped in Christmas paper. The theme this year is Winter, so if you would like to share your skills and ideas then bring along a book that you have bound and/or…

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Maureen Duke Memorial Lecture by Christopher Harvey, Head of Conservation at The College of Arms

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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This year's Maureen Duke Memorial Lecture is by Christopher Harvey, Head of Conservation at The College of Arms. This last meeting of the year also includes demonstrations, mini suppliers fair, stalls and a buffet reception. Please note we start a little later at 11am,  members can do some Christmas shopping and watch some demonstrations. The lecture will begin promptly at 12:30pm and finish approx at 1:30pm, incl Q & A. Then it's time to raise a glass, enjoy some food and…

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Making an Impression: Early medieval decorative techniques

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fabrication Leeds, Fabrication 2, Hereford House 6 Edward St
Leeds, LS2 7NT
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Linette Withers has scheduled bookbinding classes in Leeds. Tickets are sold via the Fabrication website at https://www.fabric-ation.co.uk/product-category/classes/bookbindingclasses/ The classes are held at: Fabrication 2 Hereford House 6 Edward St Leeds LS2 7NT Which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. Making an Impression: Early medieval decorative techniques - £35.00 From leather dye to lapis lazuli, participants will learn about the types of decorative techniques used on some early medieval books," says Linette.  She goes on to tell us…

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January 2020

Dominic Riley’s workshop on leather inlays

11th January 2020
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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This workshop will introduce you to the intricate world of leather inlays. The wonderful painted inlay was developed in the last twenty years by European bookbinders, and has been adopted with enthusiasm by several UK binders to great effect. A shape of leather is removed from the cover of the bound book, and a second, smaller shape of contrasting leather (which may be textured or tooled) is inlaid into the space. The edges of the gap are painted with acrylic…

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North East Region AGM 2020

16th January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
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The Annual General Meeting of the North East Region will begin at 6.00 pm. From 8.00 pm, following the AGM, there will be a series of mini demonstrations from our members showing different aspects of bookbinding. There will be food and drink available whilst everyone circulates around the demonstrations at their own speed. It will be great to see you all there! So far we have Linette Withers -Pyrography: Techniques for Book Decoration on Wood and Leather Paul Gailiunas- Talking…

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February 2020

AGM – Western Region

1st February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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We are still hoping to book a guest speaker for our AGM, so watch this space.  But whatever happens there will still be a large table top sale, a must for picking up items you didn't know you needed, lots of friendly chat, food and drink.  All welcome, Members as well as non-Members.

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AGM + Two Talks – Morning Talk – Arthur Green: Conservation of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s First Visitors’ Book + Afternoon Talk – Martin Frost: Foredge Edge Painting: A Magic Secret Book Art

8th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Our first talk, of the day, is about the conservation of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s first visitor’s book. The quarto memorandum book was in use from 1812 to 1819 and contains entries from prominent 19th century figures including: The Duke of Wellington, Lord Byron and John Keats. Much is known about the eventful life of the visitors’ book: we have archival evidence of its purchase by an American businessman visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, its time at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington,…

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North Wales & North West Regional AGM

15th February 2020

Please join us for a review of the region at our Annual General Meeting.  This is a chance to have your say and hear what the committee have been up to behind the scenes. The afternoon session will be informal - a show and tell, or if you have a book or project you would like advice on please bring it along. There is no need to book for this event and as usual the day will be free of…

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March 2020

Visit – Parliamentary Archives, Palace of Westminster

11th March 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Behind the scenes at the Parliamentary Archives: a one hour-long tour taking place in the Victoria Tower, comprising a visit to the Well and the opportunity to see one of the strong rooms and view some original documents from the collections (1 hour) followed by a visit to the Collection Care studios (1 hour).  £15 members, £20 non-members 

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