West Midlands

West Midlands
1 year ago
Society of Bookbinders > Regions > West Midlands

In the Middle of England

Our region started life in Birmingham but has now spread out over several counties so our members come from Shropshire and Herefordshire to the west, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to the south, and  Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in the east, as well as a few to the centre and north of Birmingham itself.

We run about four day-long workshops a year on a bookbinding-related subject and try to spread them round the region; our usual meeting places are Shottery (near Stratford-upon-Avon), Malvern (Worcestershire), Marden (Herefordshire) or the Birmingham and Midland Institute in central Birmingham.  The tutors are either local members with the relevant expertise or nationally known leaders in their fields. We are always happy to consider requests for workshops in a particular subject.

We hold an Annual General Meeting in January when we have a talk followed by a ‘bring and buy’ sale of items over tea and cake, which is a pleasant social occasion.  We also organise a visit to a library or other place of interest in the summer.

In 2015 and 2017 we were able to offer a regional bursary for a student to attend the Conference, thanks to generous donations from the families of deceased members. We are happy to consider applicants for similar bursaries in the future.

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Officers

Angela Sutton

Chair

Chris Noel

Editor of Regional Newsletter

Clive Owen

Secretary

William Moodie

Frank Hippman Library

Pippa Smith

Acting Events Organiser

Mary Carns

Acting Treasurer

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Workshops

Please note:

  • The workshop fee is currently £35 for SoB members, but this reduced to £20 when possible.
  • Students under 25 pay a greatly-reduced fee.
  • Materials costs are payable to the tutor on the day.
  • Participants must contact the Meetings Secretary beforehand as places are limited.
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