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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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January 2020

Social Event and AGM 2020

January 25
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Annual Social Event and AGM 2020 This event seems to have become an established one and each year more people attend. From 10.30 hrs the event starts with coffee and then the short AGM. Then it get really interesting! there will be  a mini traders fair, including Harmatan Leathers with some special bargains, and a members Show and Tell display - do bring some of your recent work  to enliven things.  Lunch will be a Jacob's Join…

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February 2020

AGM – Western Region

February 1 @ 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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This popular event will start with coffee from 10.30 am  with official business following at 11.00 am (keeping it as brief as possible), then followed by our guest speaker Frank Brown, a Dorchester bookbinder who will talk about his work.  There will be a large table top sale, a must for picking up items you didn't know you needed, so bring articles ready priced and named to sell or swap, plus lots of friendly chat, food and drink.  All welcome,…

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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

February 8 @ 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

February 15

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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West Midlands: Clip on Cover Binding – Kathy Abbott

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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A one-day workshop with Kathy Abbott, bookbinder, author of 'Bookbinding A Step-by-Step Guide' and a founder member of the Tomorrow's Past Group.   Kathy teaches Fine Binding at the City Lit in London. The Clip-on Cover binding is a structure for fairly small books and was originally devised for the Tomorrow's Past exhibition of contemporary conservation bindings.  Clip-on Cover Binding Fee: £20 (members), £30 (non-members) plus £10 materials cost. There will be a maximum of 12 spaces.

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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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