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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

Afternoon Visit to Exeter University Library

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Focus of visit:  less on bindings but lots of ephemera and letters and interesting items including Ted Hughes, Leonard Basken (printer), Sion Abbey manuscript, Parish libraries, AL Rowse, RJ Lloyd (artist), Agatha Christie and some Daphne Du Maurier and Causley plus a Show and Tell from the Head Archivist. Up to us say what we want to see so check the website. www.exeter.ac.uk/library

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From Zero to Book, Phase 2a

September 14
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Sharpening Techniques The repair or binding of a book means that many different materials have to be cut and the importance of sharp tools cannot be over-estimated.  This workshop is designed to help you keep your cutting tools as keen and sharp as possible. Tutor: Royston Haward Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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Book Art Workshop with Ruth Martin: Carving & Printing with rubber stamps

September 14
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Ruth’s Artists' Books have been exhibited and sold in galleries and shops throughout the UK and abroad.  Her work is held in the collection of Tate Britain and has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition. The day will start with a display of Ruth’s books.  She will explain the ideas behind them, the folds and the stamps used to create them.  Most of the imagery within Ruth’s books is created by her intricately carved rubber stamps.  Ruth…

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ONLAYS and INLAYS

September 14 - September 15
Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
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Nicky Oliver is holding a two day workshop on Onlays and Inlays as part of the E&T travelling workshop series.  On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019. At the Lit and Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A chance to explore several techniques including applied onlays and inlays, back pared onlays, feathered, recessed, freehand and blocked, plus scarf joints. There will be demonstrations, examples and then a chance to try these techniques and how they can be applied to a binding.…

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Arthur Green’s workshop on non-adhesive paper binding

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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This simple paper structure was devised as a conservation binding for 17th century printed paper pamphlets. The non-adhesive structure provides a robust covering but enables the leaves to be removed easily if needed. It is particularly well suited to slim books where sewing on cords wouldn’t be appropriate, and although devised with conservation in mind, could quite easily be decorated and turned into an artist’s book.  Arthur will provide step-by-step instructions and will discuss the importance of the materials provided.…

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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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