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AGM and talks by Victoria Hall

Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

Speaker: Victoria Hall The content of both presentations will be a blend of historical and contemporary information and comment. Much of Victoria’s work is informed or inspired by traditional forms and practices. It is this depth of knowledge and awareness which enriches and gives validity to more contemporary projects undertaken. Hopefully the talks will enlighten,...

Visit to Westminster School Busby Library and Archive and bookbinding studio (Fully booked)

Near Westminster Abbey, further details will be sent to attendees

Stored onsite in purpose designed accommodation, the archives contain records of the School’s activities, administration and alumni, predominately dating from the 1868 split from Westminster Abbey. Additional records covering the earlier period of the school’s history can be found in the Westminster Abbey Muniment Room and Library. The Archivist, Elizabeth Wells, also manages the School’s...

Emily Martin: Pop-ups and Moveables are older than you think

online via Zoom

Movable elements can be found in books as early as the 13th Century. Lift flaps and volvelles were used in religious texts to chronicle pilgrimages and calculate dates for religious holidays. Over time movables, pop-ups and movable sculptural book forms have been used for a variety of purposes from education to entertainment, scholarly texts to...

Midori Kunikata-Cockram: Hakochitsu (box case) Fully booked

Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

The style of box provides ideal storage for various sizes and shapes of books and papers. The basic construction is a wraparound enclosure with a four sided box. This is a two-day workshop. Please ensure you can attend both dates. Materials cost: £37 for the Material Kit. Tools list will be provided March 2024. Instructor...

Glenn Malkin: An Introduction to Decorative Techniques in Contemporary Bookbinding

Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

In this practical demonstration Glenn will show a range of techniques used in contemporary bookbinding to decorate leather or cloth covers. He will talk about airbrushing, spraying and sprinkling to add colour to designs. Leather onlay techniques will be demonstrated as will impressed leather to create texture and pattern. And whilst he won’t talk in...