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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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May 2019

From Zero to Book, Phase 1b Beneath the Skin, part two.

May 18
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Rounding, backing and spine linings Tutor: Mark Cockram In Part 1, you will have made a text block and the next stage is to get this ready for putting on the boards etc to make a book. Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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Kathy Abbot’s workshop on endbands

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Hand-sewn end-bands form both a functional and decorative element to many types of bindings. On this one-day workshop, Kathy Abbott will talk about and show different types of endbands.  She will demonstrate how to sew a 'free-style' multi-coloured end-band with matching front bead, before you try it for yourself on your own book. Materials cost: £1 for the cores. Please bring with you: a paperback book or a blank book to practice sewing the endband on, finishing press or equivalent,…

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Visit to the Cambridge University Library – Rare Book Collection

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

A visit to the Rare Books Collection of Cambridge University Library. Numbers are restricted to 15 people (due to the size of the room). The visit will last from 11:00 to 16:30 with three sessions:   11:00 to 12:30  Fine Bindings   12:30 to 13:15  Lunch break – there is a café in the building   13:15 to 14:45  Falling apart books – a look at some of the early books in the collection which are in need of conservation…

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Edge Decoration (workshop)

Tom McEwan is well-known for his creative gold and patterned book edges. Come and learn how to finish your fine binding.

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June 2019

Lori Sauer: Stub Binding (workshop)

June 1 - June 2
Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour St
Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PZ United Kingdom
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SCOTLAND JUNE 1-2 This is a joint workshop with Designer Bookbinders/SoB This workshop is fully booked

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Clare Bryan: Folding Paper

June 8 @ 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 workshop experimenting with folding paper. Score, crease and fold to create several one sheet, concertina and slotted book structures. https://cargocollective.com/clarebryan

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Glenn Malkin’s workshop on crossed structure bindings

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Participants will make a Crossed Structure Binding, a useful, non-adhesive binding approach developed by Carmenchio Arregui. The text block is sewn directly onto the binding which could  be card (as in this workshop), leather or a number of other materials. There are a whole range of adaptations and versions of this structure so by learning the basics you will be able to experiment with designs and materials to suit your own needs. You will need to bring with you: cutting…

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From Zero to Book, Phase 1c Beneath the Skin, part three

June 15
Linton Village Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JS, Linton Village Hall, Coles Lane
Linton, CB21 4JS United Kingdom
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EAST ANGLIAN REGION Board attachment, hollows and spines Tutor: Mark Cockram In Parts 1 & 2, you will have made a text block and got it ready for putting on the boards etc to make a book. Start Time: 10.00 hrs Venue: Linton Village Hall Members Fee: £25 workshop, £5 observer, plus materials

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July 2019

National Leather Museum Visit

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EAST ANGLIAN REGION National Leather Museum This is a chance to visit the National Museum in Northampton for a tour.  Joining details etc will be published nearer the time Venue: Museum in Northampton Start Time: to be announced Fee: there will be a small fee to be announced later Date: the date is as yet not fixed - watch these event details for the final details

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Alan Fitch’s workshop on made endpapers

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Centre Kelsall, Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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Any structure is only as strong as its weakest point. In bookbinding this inherently centres on the spine and the joints in the spine area. One specific area in the spine is the fold in the endpaper. Traditionally an endpaper has consisted of a folded sheet of paper tipped onto the first and last sections of the book and is therefore only as strong as the sheet of paper. To increase the strength in this area it is necessary to…

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