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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 2018

Spring Back Binding – workshop

10th November 2018

WEST MIDLAND Spring Back Binding  The spring back binding was originally patented in Great Britain in 1799 by John and Joseph Williams and is described in Bernard Middleton's History of English Craft Bookbinding, but it does not detail the steps required to complete a binding. This workshop will show you how to make a spring back binding. Tutor: Christopher Holmes Start Time: 10.30 hrs Venue: Welland Village Hall, Malvern, Worcs. Members Fee: £20,  £30 for non-members. Materials charges will be payable to the speaker.

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January 2019

Annual General Meeting and Talk

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WEST MIDLAND Annual General Meeting & Talk Ian Andrews will talk to us about Treasure Bindings. Tea, silent auction Start Time: 14.00 hrs Venue: tbc Fee: No fee payable.  

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Regional AGM & Social Event

January 26
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom

EAST ANGLIAN REGION The day will include a Talk, Mini Traders Fair, & Member’s ‘Show & Tell’.  No formal start and finish times for this meeting. A more relaxed approach to the day than usual, with plenty of time to catch up over lovely food and drink provided by members. Also a great opportunity to purchase materials and equipment items from selections provided by suppliers, including Harmatan Leathers  and Hewit, as well as items for sale brought along by members. Start…

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February 2019

Mylyn McColl: Fabric book covers; an alternative technique, plus AGM

February 9
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 9 February 2019 Mylyn McColl: Fabric book covers; an alternative technique, plus AGM (talk & hands on) Mylyn has been working as a professional bookbinder for over 10 years. She has twice been awarded prizes in the DB annual competition and currently works in a small bindery as well as teaching the craft. In this demonstration she will share a technique for using fabric for covering books that she developed through necessity after having several…

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AGM followed by – Stephen Byrne: Miniature Book Society (talk & workshop)

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

SCOTLAND First a talk by Stephen Byrne of the 'Miniature Book Society' which will be followed by an afternoon of workshops with a Miniature Book theme. Fee: £10 for the workshop.

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March 2019

Nicky Oliver: Demo & Do – Leather Dying Techniques

March 9
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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LONDON & SOUTH REGION Saturday 9 March 2019 Nicky Oliver: Demo & Do - Leather Dying Techniques  (Demonstration/Hands on)   This one day workshop will be a mixture of some short demonstrations and hands on experimenting. We will be using a selection of different dyes and exploring each of their uses and limitations. This workshop is open to anyone; from the amateur wishing to learn about dyes to the professional wanting an opportunity to play and discover. Some leather will…

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Dominic Riley: A Day of Moveable Books

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Dominic Riley's Moveable Books workshop

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Regional AGM

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ruishton Village Hall,, Cheats Road,
Taunton,, Off Junction 25 of M5 near Taunton TA3 5JD
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Western Region Official AGM business starts at 11 am followed by our guest speaker, Robin Clarke, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of paper and the paper industry.  He will demonstrate the art of paper making - he has asked us to provide water and he will supply the bucket!  Sandwiches, wine and a table top sale, so do bring articles ready priced and named to sell or swap.

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CABB Fair, AGM and Auction

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Robert Hall Memorial Baptist Church, 147 Narborough Road
Leicester, Leicester LE3 0DP United Kingdom
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Craft, Art, Books and Binding Fair, Auction and AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Branch will take place during a day-long event. During the day the main hall will be open with dealers, craftspeople and artists. Amongst those taking tables at the event are the Leicestershire Calligraphy Society, the artist Wayne Mitchelson, the Common Press, plus a Second-hand bookstall being run by the branch. During the day a number of events will take place: 12:30 Question and Answer Panel…

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Japanese Boxes (workshop)

Midori is a brilliant tutor, and we enjoyed her workshop on Japanese books last year so much that we have asked her to come this year and tell us how to make the box. There are still one or two places left.

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