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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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February 2020

Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session I of 3

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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A follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering a full leather.  Only one place available or go on the waiting list.

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March 2020

Clip-on-Cover Binding in Vellum

March 7 @ 10:30 am - March 8 @ 4:30 pm
Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
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Clip-on-Cover Binding in Vellum with Kathy Abbott A two-day, weekend workshop at the Lit and Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle- upon -Tyne Sat 7th to Sun 8th March 2020 Kathy Abbot is an eminent bookbinder.  Helen Kendall, with the support of the SoB Education and Training Committee, has arranged for Kathy to provide a two day binding workshop in March. Places on the workshop are limited and Helen says it is anticipated that demand will be high.  Full details below SOCIETY OF…

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Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session 2 of 3

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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This is the second session of the follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering in full leather.  Only one place available or go on the waiting list.

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Visit – Parliamentary Archives, Palace of Westminster

March 11 @ 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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‘The Ideal Sketchbook’ workshop with Michael Burke

March 14

This structure is modelled on the nineteenth century artists' sketchbooks and journals, similar to the ones used by Wordsworth and Ruskin. It is an honest structure made from good materials, opens beautifully and is very durable. It can be made at home with no equipment, just a few simple tools, and since it is not 'cased-in' requires very little pressing. Working from full sized sheets, we will fold and slit the paper to give a beautiful deckled edge. We will…

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Demonstration – Glenn Bartley: All About Endpapers

March 14 @ 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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Glenn will discuss and demonstrate, various techniques and styles for making endpapers, for a variety of styles of books to be covered in cloth, buckram and leather.  These include simple and ‘made’, cloth jointed, linen reinforced, stationary, and leather jointed with suede flyleaves will all be demonstrated and discussed. There will be particular emphasis on the function of the endpapers on how the book opens and the pitfalls to be avoided, and also the different techniques for ‘putting down’. Lots…

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A Spider and a Star – An Album and a box with Sue Doggett

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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A workshop in which we make a Spider Album to house items thicker than photos and ephemera, and then the Star Box which is an ingenious series of trays which fold into a neat box ideal for small items and trinkets.

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AGM Show & tell and Sale

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

AGM Show & Tell and Sale

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Dressing The Naked Book with Nesta Davies – Session 3 of 3

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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This is the final session of the follow-on course from The Naked Book, working through preparing and covering a full leather.  Only one place available or go on waiting list.

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Nag Hammadi Codex Binding

March 28 - March 29
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Nag Hammadi Codex Binding  2020 This is a two day weekend workshop with Michael Burke. The San Francisco  Centre for the Book says this about Nag Hammadi codices:  they take their name from the Egyptian village where, in 1945, a clay pot containing 13 ancient books was discovered. These books are the earliest extant codex bindings ever found—1800 years old—and were found in remarkably good condition. The workshop shows you how to make such a binding.

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