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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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November 2019

Memory Binding – Create Your Own Art Book

23rd November 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fabrication Leeds, Fabrication 2, Hereford House 6 Edward St
Leeds, LS2 7NT
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Linette Withers has scheduled bookbinding classes in Leeds. Tickets are sold via the Fabrication website at https://www.fabric-ation.co.uk/product-category/classes/bookbindingclasses/ The classes are held at: Fabrication 2 Hereford House 6 Edward St Leeds LS2 7NT Which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. Memory Binding – Create Your Own Art Book - £40.00 Linette says, "This creative art book class will give you the opportunity to bind a book themed to a personal memory. Immortalise your wedding, birthday, or just that…

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Glasgow Weekend

29th November 2019 - 30th November 2019

Glasgow Weekend: Friday 29 - Saturday 30 November

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December 2019

Deck the halls – Book decorations

3rd December 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fabrication Leeds, Fabrication 2, Hereford House 6 Edward St
Leeds, LS2 7NT
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Linette Withers is running this seasonal bookbinding class in Leeds Deck the halls – Book decorations Tickets are sold via the Fabrication website at https://www.fabric-ation.co.uk/product-category/classes/bookbindingclasses/ The classes are held at: Fabrication 2 Hereford House 6 Edward St Leeds LS2 7NT Which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. Linette tells us that you can "create your own book-themed decorations. Star shaped books, book trees, baskets woven out of book pages and more. A fun festive craft workshop aimed…

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Christmas lunch

7th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Christmas Lunch at Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

10th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Bampfylde Hall, Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton,, TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Hestercombe Gardens has proved a popular venue for our Christmas celebrations in the past, so again we have planned a mixture of party activities and wonderful dining. For a bit of fun we will be having a Secret Santa so please bring along any unwanted or interesting bookbinding items, wrapped in Christmas paper. The theme this year is Winter, so if you would like to share your skills and ideas then bring along a book that you have bound and/or…

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Maureen Duke Memorial Lecture by Christopher Harvey, Head of Conservation at The College of Arms

14th December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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This year's Maureen Duke Memorial Lecture is by Christopher Harvey, Head of Conservation at The College of Arms. This last meeting of the year also includes demonstrations, mini suppliers fair, stalls and a buffet reception. Please note we start a little later at 11am,  members can do some Christmas shopping and watch some demonstrations. The lecture will begin promptly at 12:30pm and finish approx at 1:30pm, incl Q & A. Then it's time to raise a glass, enjoy some food and…

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Making an Impression: Early medieval decorative techniques

17th December 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fabrication Leeds, Fabrication 2, Hereford House 6 Edward St
Leeds, LS2 7NT
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Linette Withers has scheduled bookbinding classes in Leeds. Tickets are sold via the Fabrication website at https://www.fabric-ation.co.uk/product-category/classes/bookbindingclasses/ The classes are held at: Fabrication 2 Hereford House 6 Edward St Leeds LS2 7NT Which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. Making an Impression: Early medieval decorative techniques - £35.00 From leather dye to lapis lazuli, participants will learn about the types of decorative techniques used on some early medieval books," says Linette.  She goes on to tell us…

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January 2020

Dominic Riley’s workshop on leather inlays

January 11
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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This workshop will introduce you to the intricate world of leather inlays. The wonderful painted inlay was developed in the last twenty years by European bookbinders, and has been adopted with enthusiasm by several UK binders to great effect. A shape of leather is removed from the cover of the bound book, and a second, smaller shape of contrasting leather (which may be textured or tooled) is inlaid into the space. The edges of the gap are painted with acrylic…

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North East Region AGM 2020

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lit & Phil, Newcastle, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
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The Annual General Meeting of the North East Region will begin at 6.00 pm. From 8.00 pm, following the AGM, there will be a series of mini demonstrations from our members showing different aspects of bookbinding. There will be food and drink available whilst everyone circulates around the demonstrations at their own speed. It will be great to see you all there! So far we have Linette Withers -Pyrography: Techniques for Book Decoration on Wood and Leather Paul Gailiunas- Talking…

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West Midlands: AGM and Talk

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road
Malvern, WR14 3AY
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The AGM will be followed by a presentation by Heather Norville Day, print, drawing and watercolour conservator, who will talk to us about approaches to repair and preservation of documents.  Previously senior conservator at the Tate Gallery and Head of Pictorial Art at the British Museum Heather Norville-Day now runs her own conservation company. There will be a silent auction of bookbinding tools and related items.  There will be tea and cake.

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