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Shipley Wayzgoose

Saturday 8th June 2019
11am – 4pm
The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH
Free entry

Shipley Wayzgoose 2019

I'll be at the Shipley Wayzgoose in West Yorkshire on Saturday 8th June 2019, along with a fine selection of other inky folk all eager to talk your ears off. This will be Shipley's third fair celebrating letterpress and the book arts—the only one of its type in the North. Attractions include private press, fine press and artist books, letterpress ephemera, posters, new and used type, secondhand equipment and bookbinding. Food will be provided by the amazing Wrapture. Tea, coffee, cake (really good cake) and beer will available all day so why not make a day of it? We will be!

St Bride Wayzgoose

Sunday 19th May 2019
11am – 4pm
St. Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
Free entry

St Brides Wayzgoose 2019 flyer

Mostly Flat is delighted to be attending its first London event this year, and what better place than St. Brides? A great place to meet and network with the letterpress community. 30 tables of letterpress equipment, type and ornaments, printed items, books & lots more. Demonstrations of: letterpress, wood engraving, signwriting, calligraphy. And if that weren't enough, there's also a print exhibition and refreshments. Me and Mr Flat are very excited!

BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event)

Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March 2019
11am – 6pm (until 5pm on Sunday)
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
Free entry

Mostly Flat at BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) in 2015

It’s back! The seventh biennial festival of artist book making, featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world. Since 2007, BABE has established a great reputation as a relaxed and friendly event to meet and talk to book artists about their work and buy works of art. With more than 80 makers taking part, and prices starting from just a few pounds, there will be something for everyone. Find Mostly Flat in gallery 2. I'm sharing a table with Pressing Matters magazine.

Christmas Craft Fayre

Thursday 29th November 2018
10am – 4pm
The Redwoods Centre, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 8DS

Christmas Craft Fayre at The Redwoods Centre

Come and see me and my letterpress printed wares at the Christmas Craft Fayre at the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury on Thursday 29th November. If you're in the neighbourhood, or have some time to fill whilst waiting for appointments at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital nearby (it's just a 5 minute walk across the green at the rear left of the hospital site), then pop by and enjoy browsing work by local makers, find out about their practice and perhaps purchase a few gifts for Christmas! There'll be live music and a festive atmosphere. If you're interested in doing a letterpress workshop with me, or just finding out a bit more about the process, now's your chance to say hello and have a chat.

2018 North Wales Print Fair

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018
10.30am – 5pm
Mostyn Gallery, 12 Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AB
Workshops, print demonstrations, prize raffle, free entry

2018 North Wales Print Fair at Mostyn Gallery

Come and say hello at the North Wales Print Fair in Llandudno, where I'll be helping Ffowndri with letterpress demos and introducing the joys of letterpress printmaking to the public at large! Ffowndri is an amazing new open access letterpress and allied crafts studio in North Wales, with courses and studio memberships starting in January 2019. I'm one of their guest tutors. Together, we'll be showing visitors how to print on flatbed and Adana tabletop presses using both metal and wooden type and ornament. Don't miss your chance to have a go!

Anatomy of an Artist; Artists' Talk

Sunday 24th June 2018
4 – 5pm
The Sitting Room, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1BB
£3 (book online here, or pay on the door)

Anatomy of an Artist; Artists' Talk, Ludlow Fringe, June 24th 2018

Come and join ceramic installation artist Emma Summers, animator and screenprinter Sandra Salter and me (Dulcie Fulton, talking letterpress, of course!) for an afternoon exploring the creative process; the highs and the lows, inspirations and challenges. We'll each talk about our practice for 15 minutes (with pics and quite possibly props), with time for questions after. See you there!

Aardvark May Bank Holiday Brocante

Monday 28th May 2018
9am – 3pm
Aardvark Books & Café, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, SY7 0DH

On Monday 28th May, 9am-3pm, it's the Aardvark Books May Bank Holiday Brocante! Over 35 stalls of vintage, bric-a-brac, upcycled, and antique items to buy (including book-related letterpress printed goods from yours truly). Enjoy live music from Leominster's own Norrie Davies on her accordion while you browse! Café refreshments will include bacon baps, homemade pea soup, fresh homemade cakes by Jo Bebbington of Curiositea Tea Room in Church Stretton, and Aardvark's usual delicious ground coffees and leaf teas, and more...! All welcome, free entry and free parking all day. Café and bookshop are open 9am-5pm. See you there!

The 2nd Annual Baskerville Wayzgoose

Saturday 31st March 2018
10am – 3pm
Baskerville Wayzgoose, 20 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Baskerville Wayzgoose 2018 in Hay-on-Wye

On Saturday 31st March it's the second annual Baskerville Wayzgoose! Books, paper, prints, displays, letterpress printing demonstrations, printers pies, live music, Method Roastery coffee... all in a beautiful space at 20 Castle Street in Hay-on-Wye. Free entry, all welcome. Come and talk books, printing and inky things with me and a select group of friends.

Stallholders & demonstrators include Mostly Flat, Incline Press (letterpress printer & bookbinder), Typoretum (letterpress printer), Berrington Press (letterpress printer), Dennis Gould (poet/anarchist/printer) and Maureen Richardson (papermaker). See you there!

Printing with Bookfest at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017
10am – 6pm
Shrewsbury Flower Show, Quarry Lodge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1RN
Free with ticket

Printing with Bookfest at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Mostly Flat is delighted to be printing with Shrewsbury Bookfest in the children's area at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show. Bookfest runs a book swap each year, where children are encouraged to bring along books to exchange. To tie in with that, we're printing letterpress bookplates which children can use to record the date, their name and a rating for the book they've just read. Once the ink has dried, of course!

Learn more about how Shrewsbury Bookfest aim to bring the world of books alive for children and to inspire and enthuse them with a love of reading:

Drop me a line if you would like to book a letterpress workshop at my Ludlow studio.

Letterpress open day at Mostly Flat

Friday 7th April 2017
10am – 2pm
Mostly Flat, Loudwater Studio, 16A Burway Trading Estate, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1EN
Free entry
Suitable for all ages

Letterpress open day at Mostly Flat, Ludlow, Friday 7th April 2017

Come and see the wonderful inky world of Mostly Flat! I'm throwing open the workshop doors on Friday 7th April as part of the Get Creative weekend. There will be ink on the presses, I'll be doing letterpress printing demos and you might be allowed to print something if you're very nice. There may also be chocolate biscuits, if I haven't eaten them all. Take the opportunity to head on down and have a nosey and see what this letterpress printing lark is all about. If you've been considering signing up for one of my one-day workshops, here's your chance to get a free taster!

Loudwater Studio, where Mostly Flat is based, is also opening its doors for the day. Have a look round the studio, find out more about what they do, talk about volunteering, get your toddler creative and have a go at some simple pottery.

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Baskerville Wayzgoose

Saturday 1st April 2017
10am - 3pm
Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro Court, Hay-on-Wye, Powys HR3 5LE
Free entry and free parking

Baskerville Wayzgoose 1st April 2017

Printers' fair at Baskerville Hall with demonstrations, table top stalls with private press books, posters, prints, type, and paper goods. Activities for children. Food and drink. Exhibitors & attendees include:

Alan Kitching • Typoretum • The Old Stile Press • Mostly Flat • Incline Press • Cleeve Press Craft Letterpress • Francesca Kay • Penrhos Press • Ludlow Bookbinders • Dennis Gould ...and other inky friends.

The inaugural Baskerville Wayzgoose marks an exciting stage in a new venture that will see Baskerville Hall become a year-round celebration of books. A large collection of early printing presses will have a permanent home in a printing museum at Baskerville Hall and be in daily working use. Come along to find out more about the plans, share ideas, and be part of the story.

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The Grange 5th Annual Book Day

Saturday 25th June 2016
11am - 5pm (demos end at 4pm)
The Grange, Ellesmere, Shropshire
Free entry

Letterpress printing demonstrations at the 2016 Book Day at The Grange

A great day out for anyone with a passion for books. Mostly Flat will be in the print room all day demonstrating traditional letterpress printing on the Albion, Eagle, Arab and Vandercook printing presses and answering any questions about the letterpress courses offered by The Grange.

There will also be demonstrations & displays of Adana tabletop printing presses, hand typesetting, book sewing, embossing, paper marbling (magical!), bookbinding, calligraphy and book illustration.

Letterpress printing, paper marbling and bookbinding demonstrations at the 2016 Book Day at The Grange

If that weren’t enough there are things to buy too, with exhibitors including bookbinding suppliers J. Hewit & Sons and F. J Ratchford, The Incline Press, Ludlow Bookbinders, The Medlar Press, Hedge Sparrow Press, Jessie Miller and more. See the website for full details.

I’ve been involved with the letterpress printing demonstrations there since 2013. It’s always a brilliant day, especially when the weather is lovely. The ten acres of grounds are stunning, and there is excellent cake too. Always a winner! Come along and say hi.

Ludlow Fringe Festival letterpress workshop

Saturday 18th June 2016
1pm - 4pm
Lower Gallery, Ludlow Library
Price: £5

Letterpress workshop at Ludlow Fringe Festival 2016

Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press and get an insight into the craft skills involved in traditional letterpress printing. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments.

All ages. Drop in anytime.

Special offer: buy four tickets and get a fifth for free!

See the Ludlow Library website for map, opening times & info, and the Ludlow Fringe Festival website for details of other events.

Drop me a line if you would like to book a letterpress workshop at my Ludlow studio.

Hay Festival letterpress workshops

Monday 30th May 2016
11.30am (12+), 1pm, 2.30pm (12+), 4pm
Scribblers Hut, Hay Festival
Price: £10 SOLD OUT!

2016 Hay Festival letterpress taster workshop

Mostly Flat is excited to be running 4 one hour letterpress taster workshops at the Hay Festival this year! There are two workshops for children aged 12 years and up, and two for adults. Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press and get an insight into the craft skills involved in traditional letterpress printing. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments. I’ll have pre-prepared three two-colour designs and printed one colour of each beforehand. On the day we will print the second colour onto three bookmarks. I’ll also be bringing along a selection of letterpress printed ephemera to look at, and will have Mostly Flat products on sale.

All four workshops sold out quick, but you can add the workshop to your Hay Festival wish list to get notified in case of further availability.

Drop me a line if you would like to book a letterpress workshop at my Ludlow studio.

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