London & South

London and South
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From Metropolis to Rural Idyll

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 £20 for members and £25 for non-members (plus materials fee where required)
  • Visits, Demonstrations & Talks are £15 members and £20 for non-members
  • Christmas Meeting (includes Suppliers Fair plus a Buffet Lunch) is £10

Please scroll down for news and announcements on our Noticeboard or check our Instagram page @societyofbookbinders. We are also on Twitter @SoBLandS.

NB: We still have places available for our Book Arts Day Sat 6th April 2019 (see Events listing below).

Please contact Bookings directly: t.wachtelborn@gmail.com


All other listed events are currently SOLD OUT, but do contact us if you are interested in a particular event, as we operate a waiting list and can accommodate Observers at some events. We also repeat our more popular events wherever possible.

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Officers

Philippa Räder

CHAIR

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TREASURER

Talitha Wachtelborn

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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.

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April 2019

Book Arts Day: Talk by David Jury, plus Book Arts Fair and Exhibition 

April 6
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 6 April 2019  10:30-4pm Book Arts Day: Talk by David Jury, plus Book Arts Fair and Exhibition  The main aim of the day is to increase the knowledge of Book Arts amongst members and to encourage dialogues, and collaborative networking between Book Artists and Bookbinders.   The day will comprise of an illustrated talk by David Jury an author, editor, and designer of books concerning typography, printing, graphic design and Book Art. He is also a…

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Glenn Bartley: Spine Linings and Headcaps

April 13
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 13 April 2019 Glenn Bartley: Spine Linings and Headcaps (demonstration) Glenn Bartley is a professional bookbinder and gold finisher who trained at Guildford and in Oxford. He established his own workshop in Culham, Oxfordshire in 1991, and has taught widely for both DB and SoB as well as presenting at conferences. Glenn was elected a Fellow of DB in 1999 and won the DB Bookbinding Competition - Silver Medal - in 1996, and the Society…

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May 2019

Rachel Lyner: Yapp Binding

May 11
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 11 May 2019 Rachel Lyne: Yapp Binding (Workshop Repeat) Rachel has worked in binding and conservation since graduating in 1999 with a degree in Graphic Design. As well as working and teaching she is the Events Organiserfor SOB Midlands Region. At the end of the day students should have finished two books – one full leather and one cloth.   Numbers limited to 10 students: £8 each for materials

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Welcome to your L&S webpage!

Please also view our new Social Media pages!

Instagram: @societyofbookbinders

Twitter: @SoBLandS

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!

We still have places available for our Book Arts Day Sat 6th April 2019 (see above for more detail).

Please contact our Bookings email: t.wachtelborn@gmail.com

All other listed events are currently SOLD OUT, but do contact us as we have a waiting list and can accommodate Observers at some events.

We also try and repeat our more popular events and speakers.


Like the rest of The Society of Bookbinders, the London & South Region is run and organised by volunteers. There are currently 12 of us. However, new volunteers are always 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!