Regions  |  London

 

The London and South region was founded in 1980 and its area covers London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, South Oxfordshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

The London & South region runs two seasons of masterclasses and demonstrations that run from September to December and from January to May. In addition to this there are two annual visits to libraries, binderies, museums, tanneries or conservation studios.

Unless stated otherwise all events run from 10.30am - 3.30pm with a brief break for lunch and are held at The Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, NW1 8PH (map). The pedestrian entrance is between 34 & 36 Kelly Street and there is limited car parking at the rear of the building on Church Avenue, off Kentish Town Road near the corner with Prince of Wales Road.

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day and there are local cafés and sandwich shops within a few minutes' walk.

Demonstrations are £15 for members and £20 for non-members. Workshops are £20 for members and £25 for non-members. Visits are priced individually. If applicable, materials are an extra charge.

Please contact Talitha Wachtelborn with any questions.

 


Saturday 22 September 2018
Anna Yevtukh-Squire: Byzantine-style Leather Binding (workshop)
Note: this is a repeat workshop

Anna Yevtukh studied art & bookbinding in Ukraine and has been making unusual creative books since 1998. She likes to experiment with different materials and put them in a new and unexpected context. She is based in Worcester, UK and runs bookbinding workshops across the country as well as being bookbinding tutor at Malvern School of Art (Malvern Hills College) since 2011.

During this workshop you will learn about this unique historical book structure and create an extraordinary book that will retain most features of Byzantine Binding - raised headbands, wooden boards, peg & strap fastening. Your luxurious book will be covered in beautiful leather and will close with a peg and plaited strap fastening. All the materials will be carefully prepared for you.

Numbers limited to 12 students: £30 each for materials (payable on the day).

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


Saturday 13 October 2018
Eri Fuzanaki
and Rachel Ward-Sale (talks)
London & South region is privileged to have talks from two experienced and award-winning bookbinders.

Morning: Eri Fuzanaki
Eri currently works at Shepherds Bookbinders where she is specially involved in fine and design binding, she is also a self-employed bookbinder/bookartist working on her own commissions. She was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2007 and her work is held in public and private collections including British Library.

She has won various bookbinding prizes including the winner of the Designer Bookbinders Competition in 2003. Since 2000 she has collaborated with Danny Flynn on book works. They employ various printing and traditional fine bookbinding methods on their books including letterpress, silk screen printing, leather covering and hand tooling.

Afternoon: Rachel Ward-Sale
Rachel studied Art, Design and Bookbinding at The University of Brighton from 1977 - 81.
In 1980 and 2004 she won First prize and Silver medal in the Designer Bookbinders Competition and was awarded second prize in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition in 2017.

In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders. Since leaving college, she has worked as a self-employed bookbinder undertaking a wide variety of projects. Although a large proportion of her current work involves the repair and rebinding of old books, her main interest remains centred on the creation of fine designed bindings.

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


Wednesday 24 October 2018
College of Arms, London (visit)
A great opportunity to visit and understand the working of this fascinating institution, and see their binding and conservation work. A tour of the Library will be followed by a visit to the conservation department.

Numbers limited to 10. The cost of this visit is £15 for members and £20 for non-members.

Start time: 1.30pm, duration 2½ to 3 hours.

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


Saturday 10 November 2018
Dominic Riley: Leather Entry Slipcases (workshop)
Please Note the revised times for this workshop.

The leather entry slipcase is a classic luxury enclosure for rare or valuable books, which was popular through the nineteenth century. It is more robust than ordinary slipcases, with double walls which interlock, making very strong joints. The opening of the slipcase is curved to fit the profile of the book, and covered with thinly pared leather, which gives a feel of elegance and refinement when on the shelf. The leather is then trimmed out and the rest of the box is covered with bookcloth.

Numbers limited to 20: £15 each for materials (payable on the day)

Start time: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


Saturday 10 November 2018
Meet the President (social)
Drinks and Nibbles

This is open to all London & South members who are invited to drop in to Kelly Street to say hello to Dominic Riley the current SoB President. No charge.

Time 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


Saturday 8 December 2018
Christmas Meeting
Lecture: demonstrations: stalls: reception

11.00am Demonstrations and supplier sales

12.30pm - 1.30pm Talk: Mark Cockram

1.30pm - 3.00pm Reception

Venue:
Congregational Chapel
Kelly Street
Kentish Town
NW1 8PH
(map)

 


 

Chairman
Philippa Räder
Bramble Cottage
99 Eastrop
Highworth
Wiltshire
SN6 7PP
contact

 

Secretary
Sophie McAllister
28 Harlington Rd
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA7 4AS
contact
Treasurer
Pippa Smith
1 Fairlawn Close
Southgate
London
N14 4JX
contact
Visits & Workshop Programme
Robert Pattison
Fir Tree House
Hermitage Road
Cold Ash
RE18 9JN
contact


   



PDF versions of The Quarto, London & South region's newsletter are now available in the Members' Area. See your National Newsletter for the link.


• You can see a round-up of our Autumn 2015/Spring 2016 events here (PDF)