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.

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

 


Our next event will be our Conference in Bath at the end of Aug 2019. Please follow the link from our Home page for more details.

Our next Regional events begin again in September 2019.

If you are already a member you will be informed directly, so please ensure your membership is up to date or join up! Non-members are very welcome, at all our events, but there are perks to being a member, such as discounts, but do hurry as places fill very quickly. If you miss out on an event don’t worry, contact us as we operate a waiting list and can accommodate observers at some events. We also repeat our more popular events wherever possible. Students also qualify for a reduced rate membership.

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Officers

Philippa Räder

CHAIR

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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

Submission of interest DOES NOT guarantee a place.

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

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. It is advisable to keep dates free until you are notified of a place.

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.

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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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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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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 £15 members £20 non-members 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.…

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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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September 2019

Book Art Workshop with Ruth Martin: Carving & Printing with rubber stamps

September 14
Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town
London, NW1 8PH United Kingdom
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Ruth’s Artists' Books have been exhibited and sold in galleries and shops throughout the UK and abroad.  Her work is held in the collection of Tate Britain and has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition. The day will start with a display of Ruth’s books.  She will explain the ideas behind them, the folds and the stamps used to create them.  Most of the imagery within Ruth’s books is created by her intricately carved rubber stamps.  Ruth…

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Please also view our new Social Media pages!

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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!

Bookbinding Workshop in SE London

Thurs 1-3pm Term times in Bexleyheath

£120 per 12 week term

Autumn term 19th Sept – 12th Dec 2019.

This is a friendly small workshop suitable for students with some previous bookbinding experience. You will learn new techniques and skills through a collaborative approach with the facilitator and the other bookbinders in class.

Most of the equipment needed is available in the bindery but you will need a craft knife, pencil and notebook.
Bring any project you wish to work on (i.e. an old book for repair or some paper for folding for a new book), a craft knife and any other personal tools you may have.

Further details: https://enrol.lecb.ac.uk

Address:

Learning & Enterprise College Bexley
5 Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA7 4EZ

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Understanding Book Structures for Conservation  

Sussex Conservation Consortium Ltd

9, Crossgates, Rackham Road, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9NS

This practical 5-day course will introduce the materials, tools and techniques most commonly used in Western European bookbinding. By understanding the historical context and changing manufacture of binding production, students will gain knowledge of how and why some bindings fail whilst others stand the test of time. Simple but effective preservation solutions will be explored to mitigate common library collection problems.

For more information contact Ruth:

Tel: 07857632846

Email: steruth@gmail.com

Website: www.sussexconservationconsortium.co.uk

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FOR SALE Nipping Press

(see our Instagram @societyofbookbinders for pictures)

The Winchester School of Art is selling a large Hampson and Betteridge Nipping Press

Overall dimensions including stand: 104 w x 65 d x 139 h

Platen size: 79 x 53cm

The press is in good working condition and has been in use for conservation projects up until recently.

It is mounted on a low wooden stand that allows it to be lifted with a set of forklift trucks.

The press is for collection only and will require a vehicle with tail lift to load it.

The press was kindly gifted to WSA to aid improving their selection of woodtype and  they are open to all reasonable offers or to exchange for wood type (preferably complete founts or near as)

Please contact:   andy@andrewreaney.co.uk

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Winchester School of Art

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!