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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.

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/267180787055413

From 1st April 2017, follow developments at www.thestoryofbooks.com


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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