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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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July 2020

Workshop with Gillian Stewart: Painting and illustrating for endpapers and decorative papers POSTPONED

July 11
Community Centre, Chester Road, Kelsall CW6 0SB, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB

This workshop will focus on the process of responding to a text block creatively to make illustrated papers. As part of the design process, we'll cover sketches and ideation, and then several methods of painting with inks, water colours and acrylic paints. These papers can be used as endpapers or book sides, and hopefully you'll leave inspired to develop your ideas at home. You'll also be talked through the process of making painted endpapers that allow the design to develop…

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POP-UP STRUCTURES and PAPER ENGINEERING 2020 – POSTPONED

July 11
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION This workshop is by LEE SHEARMAN and  you can see what he does on his web site.  What will we be doing in the Village Hall at Linton?  A full sized working paper model of our Region's Chairman? Join and find out.

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September 2020

Glenn Malkin’s two day workshop on the K118 structure

September 12 - September 13

The Society's Education and Training funds are sponsoring a two day workshop for us on the K118 structure with Glenn Malkin. They will be paying the Tutor's Fee and travel expenses and the hire of the community centre. It is a quarter leather book structure with a cloth-tab board attachment. In this two day workshop participants will make a book from scratch, folding and sewing the sections and lining the spine. In this case, the book is rounded but not…

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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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Diana Illingworth-Cook’s workshop on magnets

October 10

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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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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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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