St Bride’s Wayzegoose

St Bride’s annu­al Wayze­goose for 2019 is on Sat­ur­day 19 May 11am-4pm. Demon­stra­tions, exhi­bi­tions, meet oth­er print­ers, buy and sell let­ter­press equip­ment. For details of all the events and cours­es at the St Bride’s Foun­da­tion, see their web­site.

Exhibition at Merchiston Campus Library

Part of the Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the her­itage of the print­ing indus­try in Scot­land is now on dis­play in the library at Edin­burgh Napi­er University’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. The dis­play fea­tures images from the Edward Clark Col­lec­tion which con­sists of around 5,000 items illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of the book from the 15th cen­tu­ry.

Conference on post-war printing

Paper pro­pos­als are invit­ed for an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence, to be held at Oxford on 10–11 Octo­ber 2019, on post-war print­ing — cov­er­ing all aspects of 20th-cen­­tu­ry bib­li­og­ra­phy, print­ing his­to­ry, typo­graph­ic his­to­ry, print cul­ture, social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry. For full details and how to sub­mit a pro­pos­al — dead­line 19 April 2019 — see the web­site […]

Edinburgh Printmakers summer school brochure

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers re-open in their new home at the end of April. Their Sum­mer school brochure is avail­able online — includ­ing cours­es on etch­ing and stone lith­o­g­ra­phy. For full details of all their cours­es see their web­site.

Robert Smail’s re-opens for 2019

The Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, re-opens for the sea­son on Mon­day 1 April. For full details of open­ing hours for this sea­son, and how to get there, see their web­site.

Courses this spring at Dundee Contemporary Arts

Cours­es com­ing up soon at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts include Etch­ing and Screen-print­­ing. If you are not sure what to try, there are free tours of the stu­dio on Thurs­days and Sat­ur­days until the end of April. Book­ing is essen­tial. Full details of all cours­es and events, and how to book, are on the web­site.

St Brides Library opening hours in April

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 3 April and Wednes­day 17 April from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see […]

Technologies of print in Asia

A con­fer­ence on the his­to­ry of print­ing tech­nolo­gies in South and South­east Asian print­ing his­to­ry has been announced, to be held at the Roy­al Asi­at­ic Soci­ety in Lon­don, on Tues­day 26 March 2019. The con­fer­ence will focus on mate­ri­als, process­es, prac­tices, as well as on labour­ers, tin­ker­ers, entre­pre­neurs and oth­er indi­vid­u­als in the his­to­ry of […]

Tour of St Brides

Tour the print­ing work­shop, his­toric rooms, and library at St Brides Foun­da­tion. On 27 Feb­ru­ary 2019 at 4pm you can view some of the items in the library’s spe­cial col­lec­tion, and learn more about the Foun­da­tion and its sig­nif­i­cant place in the illus­tri­ous his­to­ry of the print­ing press trade. Per­fect for design­ers, print­mak­ers, or just […]

Poetics of print

The Poet­ics of Print is a one-day sym­po­sium tak­ing place on Thurs­day 21 Feb­ru­ary at Win­ter­bourne House, Uni­ver­si­ty of Birm­ing­ham, which brings togeth­er speak­ers work­ing across a range of dis­ci­plines. For more details of the speak­ers and how to book, see the web­site of the Cen­tre for the His­to­ry of Print­ing and Cul­ture.