Registration open for conference on ‘Women in print’

The Women in print con­fer­ence is to be held on 13 and 14 Sep­tem­ber 2018 at Win­ter­bourne House and Gar­den, in Edg­bas­ton, Birm­ing­ham. This inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence seeks to recov­er the lives, work and impact of women who have been active in all aspects of print­ing and print cul­ture, and to assess those con­tri­bu­tions that may […]

Edinburgh Printmakers summer school

The Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers sum­mer school brochure is now avail­able. The top­ics include stone lith­o­g­ra­phy and relief print­ing. For more infor­ma­tion and details of how to book see the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers web­site.

HarperCollins celebrating 200 years

Harper­Collins have launched a web­site cel­e­brat­ing 200 years of the busi­ness. The illus­trat­ed web­site includes sec­tions on its print­ing his­to­ry in Scot­land (William Collins of Glas­gow and Thomas Nel­sons of Edin­burgh) as well as the print­ing his­to­ry of Harpers in New York. Explore the web­site at: 200 years of Harper­Collins pub­lish­ers.

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.

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 (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There is no charge for […]

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 (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space is lim­it­ed.

Courses in Dundee

If you would like to have a go at print­mak­ing but aren’t sure what to try, the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster cours­es over the next few months. For more infor­ma­tion and how to book, see their web­site.

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to cre­ate your own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery, with Smail’s expert staff on hand to help. Work­shops are run­ning on Sun­day 5 Novem­ber, Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber and Sun­day 12 Novem­ber, […]

Museum on the Mound to close

It has been announced that the Muse­um on the Mound in Edin­burgh is to close at the end of 2017. As well as the dis­plays of safe-crack­­ing and a mil­lion pounds, there is a unique dis­play of the vary­ing types of print­ing plates used to pro­duce ban­knotes and the mea­sures tak­en to defeat forg­ers over […]