Demonstrations, Activities and Classes in the 'LIVE!' Area
An introduction to Bookbinding - all details to be confirmed
Classes by: Kim Pooley
On Saturday Shepherds Bookbinders will once again be holding a series of 45 minute classes. The classes will centre around the very popular ‘Shepherds Book Kits’ which since their introduction in the V&A bookshop last year have been a runaway success with book lovers of all ages.
Times to be confirmed. Judging by the popularity of these classes last year, it would be advisable to get your name down early.
There will be a maximum of six people per class and we are asking each adult participant to make a minimum donation at the time of registration of £5.00.
Register your name today by contacting Kim Pooley on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookbinding Demonstrations - all details to be confirmed
Demonstrations by: Daniel Wray
Daniel will be working on a binding throughout the Book Fair at the Shepherds stand in the ALSO area. He will give the following demonstrations:
2pm Friday - Headbanding on a fine leather binding
2pm Saturday - Covering a fine binding in leather
Calligraphy Demonstrations - all details to be confirmed
Demonstrations by: The Society of Scribes and Illuminators (TBC)
Printing and Wood Engraving - all details to be confirmed
Demonstrations by: St Bride Foundation
On the St Bride Foundation stand you will be able to see demonstrations of printing and wood engraving and possibly other crafts related to the book and printing trades.
Letterpress Printing will be demonstrated throughout the exhibition by Helen Ingham, one of our resident tutors in the Foundation’s print workshop. Helen has great experience teaching students from 9 to 90 and will tailor her demonstrations for the audience.
Helen’s work as an artist-printer has been featured in a variety of locations from exhibitions, fairs, festivals, books and magazines. Most recently her work was on show at the V&A's late night 'Two's a Pair'. She has provided editorial illustration for Rubbish Magazine, Photoworks Magazine and Le Gun and her work is included in Reinventing Letterpress and Little Book of Letterpress published by Rotoprint. Helen teaches letterpress and relief printing at Central St Martins and London Metropolitan University. She completed an MA in Communication Design at Central St Martins and a BA (hons) Graphic Design at University of Luton.
Wood engraving demonstrations will be given by Peter Smith. Visitors to the stand will able to see Peter at work and to ask questions and, wherever possible, have a go. From time to time throughout the exhibition Helen and Peter will print the ‘new’ works. Those who wish to delve further into the subject will be able to enrol on courses at St Bride Foundation.