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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 2019

Alan Fitch – Leather Inlays & Onlays

September 21 - September 22
Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour St
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PZ United Kingdom

SCOTLAND September 21-22 Leather Inlays & Onlays workshop Fee: To be confirmed Time: To be confirmed. Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.

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From Zero to Book, Phase 2b

September 28
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Paring Leather Leather is a wonderful material to work with but for bookwork it is often too thick.  The thinning may be done by machine or more readily by hand with sharp tools if you know how.  This workshop shows you how to pare leather by hand successfully and consistently. Tutor: Royston Haward Venue: Linton Village Hall Start Time: 10.00 hrs Members fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials   TEST:  WHat an interesting page on colour.

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October 2019

The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 1st Session

October 3 @ 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 first of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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Visit to The Vyne in Hampshire (National Trust Property)

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St.John, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 9HL, Vyne Road, Sherborne St.John, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 9HL + Google Map

The Vyne is a former Tudor Palace, near Basingstoke, Hampshire.  It is a fascinating National Trust property to visit, both the house and grounds. The library contains about 2500 volumes, which are currently being fully catalogued, and there are many interesting discoveries being made. We will visit the library at 11:00am, before the house opens to the general public, for a detailed viewing of some of the special items in the collection. Afterwards the house will be open for us…

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The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 2nd Session

October 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 of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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Four talks on bookish topics

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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  Stephen Glendenning: How Artists Have Challenged Publishing Conventions. 'The Book: It is perhaps one of the most significant and iconic design objects of western culture.  Working as a conservation bookbinder and while my work is to preserve material culture, I am also aware that western culture evolves and moves forward by a willingness to challenge conventions, question the norms and occasionally break the rules!' This lecture presents the findings of a two year research project that seeks to re-frame our…

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Papermaking Workshop with Richard & Emma Nichols

October 12 @ 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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After an introduction, brief overview of moulds and the history of both Eastern and Western papermaking, you will learn how to prepare pulp and the vat for use. The day will be spent perfecting the techniques of making and processing paper, pressing, drying and sizing it ready for use. You will be able to take your paper home with you. Programme of the Day - Introduction to papermaking; history, equipment, materials and tools; show and tell - Demonstrations; preparation of…

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From Zero to Book, Phase 2c

October 19
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Covering a Half Leather Binding Use the skills you achieved in the earlier workshops to make a book with a smart half leather binding. Tutor: Royston Haward Start time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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The Naked Book in Four Sessions – 3rd Session

October 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 third of four workshops taking us through forwarding a book from unbound sheets to attaching boards. We will look at sewing, endpaper and board construction, rounding and backing, end bands, spine linings and board attachment. You will need to be able to work a little on your book between sessions to keep up with the practical techniques but you may like to just join the group and enjoy an informative ride. The course will be suitable for…

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Alison Hay: Criss Cross Binding (workshop)

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

SCOTLAND This technique is also known as Secret Belgian Binding Fee: £10

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