Broadside Day 2019 in Glasgow

This year’s annu­al Broad­side Day is to be held at Strath­clyde Uni­ver­si­ty in Glas­gow on Sat­ur­day 23 Feb­ru­ary 2019. The day will cov­er a range of top­ics, from songs of England’s Queen Eliz­a­beth I to wood blocks used in New­cas­tle chap­books col­lec­tions, but will also fea­ture a num­ber of papers on Scot­tish bal­lads and writ­ers. […]

Printing exhibition in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the his­to­ry of print­ing has been extend­ed and will run for anoth­er week at the Light­house in Glas­gow (until 11 Jan­u­ary 2019). More than just books, high­lights the range and vari­ety of the print­ing indus­try in Glas­gow, and was organ­ised as part of the Trust’s cel­e­bra­tions of its 30th anniver­sary in […]

Trust exhibition opens in Glasgow

The Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on print­ing in Glas­gow, More than just books, is open from today at the Light­house in Glas­gow. It has been organ­ised to mark the 30th anniver­sary of its found­ing in 1988. The exhi­bi­tion will run until 6 Jan­u­ary 2019. For details of open­ing hours, please see the Light­house web­site.

Talk on the oldest existing printers in Scotland

John McGhee will give a talk at 6.15 on Wednes­day 14 Novem­ber at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow.  Mr Bell and Mr Bain went into part­ner­ship in 1831 as print­ers and type­set­ters in Glas­gow. Bell & Bain is still thriv­ing in the 21st cen­tu­ry. For more details and how to book, see the Glas­gow Life […]

Herald article on Glasgow’s printing history

The Trust’s new Glas­gow Print trail leaflet was high­light­ed in sto­ries in yesterday’s Glas­gow Her­ald and Evening Times. The leaflet is avail­able through our online shop, price £5 includ­ing p&p.

Glasgow Press Wayzgoose

As part of this year’s Doors Open Day fes­ti­val, the Glas­gow Press is stay­ing in its fac­to­ry for its Wayz­goose (a tra­di­tion­al print­ers’ out­ing) on Sat­ur­day 15 Sep­tem­ber. You can see the fac­to­ry at work, and even join in! For more details and how to get there, see the Doors Open Day web­site.

Glasgow in Print walk fully booked!

The Glas­gow in Print guid­ed walk for Doors Open 2018 is ful­ly booked. When more walks are planned and the dates will be announced on this web­site and on Twit­ter.

Courses in Glasgow

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio runs a range of cours­es on print mak­ing tech­niques, such as the week­end cours­es on wood­cut tech­niques in Sep­tem­ber 2017. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

Introductory courses in Glasgow

Glas­gow Print Stu­dio are run­ning intro­duc­to­ry cours­es on print­mak­ing in their stu­dio over the next few months. For details see their web­site.

Life in Letterpress

There is a major ret­ro­spec­tive exhi­bi­tion cov­er­ing Alan Kitching’s life and work, span­ning six decades cur­rent­ly in progress at the Light­house Gallery in Glas­gow. Called A life in let­ter­press it includes exam­ples of his work, sketch­books, proofs, arte­facts and equip­ment from his stu­dio. The exhi­bi­tion is on until 5 March 2017.