London & South

London and South
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London & South

The London and South region was founded in 1980 and its area covers London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, South Oxfordshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

We are the largest Region, with the most members in the UK. We meet on a monthly basis in central London where there are good transport links to most parts of our Region. Please do check for planned engineering works on your route and let us know at the earliest opportunity if you are unable to make it; we are often oversubscribed and have a waiting list.

  • Practical Workshops are normally £20 for members and £25 for non-members (plus materials fee where required)
  • Visits, Demonstrations & Talks are normally £15 members and £20 for non-members
  • Christmas Meeting (includes Suppliers Fair plus a Buffet Lunch) is £10   
  • NB:Please check individual listings for exact cost of each event.

SPRING EVENTS CANCELLED

Our apologies but following Government & NHS guidance we have cancelled all our remaining Spring events. Please scroll down to our Noticeboard to see a letter from our Regional Chair.

For Medical Advice, please click here  (or paste this following link into your search engine    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ )

 

Please scroll down for news and announcements on our Noticeboard or check our Instagram page @societyofbookbinders.

 


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Officers

Talitha Wachtelborn

CHAIR

Ethel Mercedes

TREASURER

Talitha Wachtelborn

BOOKINGS

Events

Unless stated otherwise, events run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, NW1 8PH.

The pedestrian entrance is, through the gates, between 34 & 36 Kelly Street and at the rear of the building on Church Avenue (door on the left at the end of the alleyway) where there is limited car parking. Church Avenue is off Kentish Town Road near the corner with Prince of Wales Road.

Nearest Tube is Kentish Town on the Northern Line, turn left out of the Station and it’s a 5min walk along the High St.

There is also an Overground Station nearby, Kentish Town West less than 5min.

Venue is well served by several London Bus routes, 46, 134, 214, 393, C2.

The lively High St has many cafes and food shops but you are welcome to bring food in to the venue for your lunch. Teas & Coffee are available for a small donation.

Venue is Fully Accessible with ramps at both entrances with a lift and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. Please be aware though, that unfortunately, there are no automatic doors to enter.

BOOKINGS

Due to oversubscription, we run a lottery system to allocate places, like a virtual hat we pull names out of!

Submission of interest DOES NOT guarantee a place. Complete the form ONCE for each participant.

If more than one submission is received, the latest one will be counted.

Please make a note of your selections.

If payment is not received after attempts to contact you, places will be given to those on the waiting list.

This system was introduced to accommodate as many people as possible and to reduce no shows, no notice given and non-payment.

Please contact Talitha Wachtelborn (email: t.wachtelborn@gmail.com) if you have any queries.

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Welcome to your L&S webpage!

Please also view our Social Media:

Instagram: @societyofbookbinders

Please tag us into your posts and show us your #wip (work in progress), images of finished work and let us know about your latest projects, exhibitions or workshops!

Feel free to contact us with your suggestions, recommendations and news. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you in the real & virtual world!

Letter from our Chair re Covid-19

Dear Members,
We sincerely apologise that due to the Covid-19 epidemic we will be cancelling all remaining events for the Spring 2020 term. We are very sad to make this announcement as our volunteers have put considerable effort, as always, into arranging a series of events that we hope is interesting and beneficial to our members. However, the safety of our members and the wider society must be paramount.
We propose to deal with paid tickets as follows:
–  We aim to re-schedule the Spring 2020 events to Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021. Autumn 2020 events will be announced soon.
– Fees paid for workshops, events, and lectures that have been cancelled can be
     – refunded: if you chose this option, please supply bank details (Name, account number, and sort code) so that the refund can be processed.
       Cost of any cancelled event will be sent via bank transfer.
     – retained and used as vouchers in the Autumn: I will record the amount of cancelled events and this will be deducted from the cost of attending
       any Autumn events.
     – donated to the Society of Bookbinders
Please let me know your wishes and I will record them and make any necessary arrangements.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of the other dedicated members of the committee. We hope that you are all able to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time.
Best wishes,
Talitha Wachtelborn

A letter from East Anglia
The East Anglia Region Secretary, Sue Collins, died unexpectedly at the end of April.
Peter Collins, Sue Collin’s husband, has kindly offered the use of her bindery for a few people to get together, say monthly, to do bookbinding. He is very happy to host us as he would like Sue’s bindery to continue to be used for bookbinding. It is in Ongar Essex. If you might be interested, please contact me, lindamissing@btinternet.com  or 07540 223485.
Sue was always promoting bookbinding, so It would be good for those new to binding to get involved (i.e non-members) as well. John Mellerio and myself would be happy to be involved. We’re thinking it will be a good opportunity to do some binding and to learn from one another.
Since Ongar is quite far south in East Anglia, we don’t have many members down there. However, it might be close enough for some of your members to get to quite easily, so perhaps you could circulate L&S members.
Best Wishes
Linda Missing
East Anglia Region
We offer Peter our warmest condolences and our sincerest thanks for this kind offer.

Like the rest of The Society of Bookbinders, the London & South Region is run and organised by volunteers. However, new volunteers are always needed and very welcome. If you are interested in joining us, have skills you can contribute, come along to a meeting before you decide and observe us in action! We have a few vacancies coming up for key roles within the Committee so get in touch!

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