Conference in Birmingham

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for a con­fer­ence at the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture at Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty. Script, print, and let­ter­forms in glob­al con­texts: the visu­al and the mate­r­i­al will be held on Thurs­day 28 June and Fri­day 29 June, and more details of speak­ers etc, and book­ing details can be found on the […]

St Bride Wayzgoose 2018

St Bride Foun­da­tion is hold­ing its annu­al fundrais­ing event on Sun­day 20 May 2018, 10am-4pm. Buy and sell equip­ment, type, orna­ments, books, prints, sta­tion­ary and meet fel­low print­ers. All pro­ceeds go to St Bride Library. For more details see the St Bride web­site.

Print Futures Awards 2018

The appli­ca­tion process is open for Print Futures Awards 2018. The grants are open to UK res­i­dents aged between 18 and 30, to help pay for recog­nised UK train­ing cours­es or devel­op work­place skills. The appli­ca­tions are open until mid­night on 29 April 2018, and more details can be found on the Print­ing Charity’s web­site.

Display on the history of the Scotsman

There is a dis­play fol­low­ing the his­to­ry of the Scots­man at the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s George IV Bridge build­ing in Edin­burgh. From 18 Jan­u­ary to Sun­day 8 April 2018 the library’s  trea­sures dis­play on The Scots­man: 200 years of a Scot­tish news­pa­per will tell the sto­ry of The Scots­man. It will show how the […]

St Bride’s Library opening

St Bride’s Library is next open on Wednes­day 21 March 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance ( to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There is no charge for […]

Printing Historical Society Grants

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety oper­ates a pro­gramme of awards for research on top­ics relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing and for pub­lish­able reports on archives relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing. Grants are lim­it­ed to sup­port­ing his­tor­i­cal research in print­ing tech­nol­o­gy, the print­ing and relat­ed indus­tries, print­ed mate­ri­als and arte­facts, type and type­found­ing, print cul­ture, […]

2018 programme now available

The 2018 pro­gramme of cours­es in print­mak­ing tech­niques at Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers, includ­ing taster ses­sions and week­end and evening class­es are now avail­able for book­ing. See their web­site for more details.

Courses in Glasgow 2018

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio will be run­ning a range of cours­es on print­mak­ing tech­niques, such as etch­ing, mez­zotint and wood­cut tech­niques in 2018. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

Papermaking workshop in Dumfries

There are places still avail­able on the intro­duc­to­ry paper­mak­ing work­shop (for adults) at Grace­field Arts Cen­tre in Dum­fries on Sat­ur­day 17 Feb­ru­ary 2018. There is more infor­ma­tion in the brochure: cost £75/£65 con­ces­sions, includ­ing all mate­ri­als & teas/coffees. To book please call 01387 262084.

St Bride’s Library

St Bride’s Library is next open on Wednes­day 17 Jan­u­ary 2018. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month between noon and 8.00pm. Please email in advance ( to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space is lim­it­ed.