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Demonstrations & Activities

Bookbinding with Shepherds/Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Bookbinding with Shepherds/Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Stand: C12

See traditional techniques demonstrated by master craftspeople from one of the oldest bookbinding firms in England.

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Bookbinding with Marysa de Veer, Otter Bookbinding

Bookbinding with Marysa de Veer, Otter Bookbinding

Stand: L02

Make you own hand-sewn booklet or have your name embossed in gold on a bookmark. Marysa will also demonstrate edge gilding and sewing a text block with raised bands.

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Bookbinding with The Royal Bindery

Bookbinding with The Royal Bindery

Stand: L12

Discover how the Royal Bindery’s apprenticeship scheme is preserving traditional binding skills. Apprentices will demonstrate techniques beside a display of their work, tools and materials.

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Calligraphy by Andy Moore

Calligraphy by Andy Moore

Stand: L14

Stop by Andy’s booth to watch him create beautiful calligraphic art.

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Contemporary Book Arts with Mark Cockram, Studio 5 Book Arts

Contemporary Book Arts with Mark Cockram, Studio 5 Book Arts

Stand: L09

Visitors can contribute to the creation of a text block artwork, and can also watch Mark create an original artist’s book on the theme of evolution. Both activities will be live-streamed online. This will also be the first showing of an adaption, in a one-off portfolio, based on a chapbook, The World Turned Upside Down, printed and sold by James Kendrew of York in c 1820.

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Hand-Press Printing with the St. Bride Foundation

Hand-Press Printing with the St. Bride Foundation

Stand: L03

Try your hand at traditional printing techniques, including hand setting type and printing on historic mechanical presses.

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The Book Collector

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