London Craft Week 2017
The LCW programme is now online listing hundreds of exciting events happening in the capital during the week.
Following the success of last years London Craft Week open day Open Day, Designer Bookbinders and St Bride Foundation are planning a bigger and better event for 2017, with more activities taking place throughout the building.
The DB Now exhibition will be on show in the Layton Room from April 24th – May 6th from 10am-5pm (the room may occasionally be closed so please contact St Bride Foundation to check opening times).
On Saturday 6th there will be an open day from 10am-5pm, with many events for visitors to enjoy.
The demonstrations this year will be; 10.30am Midori Kunikata-Cockram; Japanese binding, 12.30pm Glenn Bartley; Gold tooled lines and borders, 3pm Mark Cockram; Cold gold decoration.
A new event this year will be tutorial sessions where three binders discuss the design and execution of a binding; 11am Annette Friedrich, 1pm Sue Doggett and 2.30pm Peter Jones.
Tickets for the demonstrations and tutorials can be booked online here. Places are limited and filled quickly last year, though there were a few returns on the day, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Another new event will be a DB Associate Members exhibition where bindings can be brought in the morning to be displayed for the day. Visitors can vote for their favourite binding and the winner will receive a certificate and a voucher donated by DB and Shepherds. Throughout the day there will be on-going demonstrations in the Layton room and a ‘have a go’ area in the Bridewell Hall where visitors can make a simple soft covered notebook.
The trade fair will be taking place again, where you can buy leather, hand marbled paper and other bookbinding materials and tools.
St Bride will be running printing events throughout the week and on the open day.
Refreshments will be available so come along, catch the events, stock up with materials (think of the postage you will be saving) and make a day of it.
If you would like more information or want to help please contact Rachel Ward-Sale.
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