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Letterpress poster printing workshop

Letterpress poster printing workshop

From GBP 108.00

Location

Date

Dec 13 2023 10:30 - 16:30

Description

One Day Poster Printing Workshop

Wednesday 13 December 2023

10.30am - 4.30pm

Standard Ticket - £120.00

Concession Ticket - £108.00

Print your own letterpress poster, using our historic printing presses and wood type in this hands-on workshop.

Choose any text you wish to print - it could be a quintessential quote, a punk poem or a lively lyric (though we recommend your creative inspirations to be no more than 12 words).

Our knowledgeable tutors will take you through the process, from composition (hand-setting type, spacing and locking-up) to printing (inking and pulling the press). The tutors will work with you to tailor the course to your abilities and interests. With small class sizes attendees will have ample opportunity for one-to-one guidance from our excellent gurus of print.

The course includes induction to the workshop, health and safety, explanation of the various processes involved and introduction to the presses.

All materials, including aprons, are provided but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting inky!

Due to the constraints of our Grade II listed building, the workshop is currently only accessible by 14 steps, from our 14 Bride Lane entrance. Please contact events@sbf.org.uk for any further accessibility information.

We also offer private group printing workshops, perfect for team building or learning a new skill with friends. Please email learning@sbf.org.uk for further information.

Ticket is non-refundable, however you are welcome to offer your ticket to another person or reschedule the date of your visit. Please contact events@sbf.org.uk to change the date/event of your booking at least 7 days prior to the event date.

Organiser

Established in 1891 with a clear social and cultural purpose, St Bride Foundation is one of London’s hidden gems.

Housed in a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building, St Bride Foundation was originally set up to serve the burgeoning print and publishing trade of nearby Fleet Street, and is now finding a new contemporary audience of designers, printmakers and typographers who come to enjoy a regular programme of design events and workshops.

Many thousands of books, printing-related periodicals and physical objects are at the heart of St Bride Library. Volumes on the history of printing, typography, newspaper design and paper-making jostle for space alongside one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of type specimens. The printed, written, carved and cast word may be found at St Bride in its myriad forms. Architectural lettering and examples of applied typography in many media, together with substantial collections of steel punches and casting matrices for metal types are also held in this eclectic collection. The Reading Room is open to visitors twice a month and on other days by appointment. Although we operate on a cost-neutral basis, it is necessary to charge for some of our services. Details are available by emailing the library team at library@sbf.org.uk.

St Bride retains many of its original features, including the baths, laundry, printing rooms and library. As part of the Foundation’s original mission to provide for the community, many of the building’s unique and characterful spaces are available to hire whether for meetings, weddings or classes.

St Bride also houses the popular Bridewell Theatre, and Bridewell Bar (once the laundry), and hosts a year-round programme of plays, comedy, music and exhibitions.

With some 65,000 visitors a year St Bride Foundation is a major London hub for the creative arts in London. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Venue

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EQ London

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