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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.

Both masterclasses and visits are £10 for members and £15 for non-members. Visits are priced individually. If applicable, materials are an additional charge.

Please contact David Lewis with any questions.

 


Saturday 14 October 2017
Rachel Ward-Sale: Binding single sheets (workshop)
This is a simple and effective way of turning single sheets into a durable hard cover book.
As well as the opportunity to make an A5 binding, this practical workshop will include different techniques for binding single sheets.

Numbers limited to 15 students.

10.30am

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

 


Wednesday 25 October 2017
College of Arms, London (visit)
There will be a brief tour of the Library followed by a visit to the conservation department.  The visit will take about 2½ - 3 hours.

Numbers limited to 10

1.30pm

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

 


Saturday 11 November 2017
Kathy Abbott: End-band workshop (workshop)
Hand-sewn end-bands form both a functional and decorative element to many types of bindings.
On this one-day workshop, Kathy Abbott will talk about and show different types of endbands.  She will demonstrate how to sew a 'free-style' multi-coloured end-band with matching front bead, before you try it for yourself on your own book.  If time permits, Kathy will also demonstrate how to sew an Islamic style endband which she sews regularly in her work as an Islamic manuscript conservator

Numbers limited to 15

10.30am

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

 


Saturday 9 December 2017
Christmas Meeting

Demonstrations, lecture, stalls, reception

11am
Demonstrations and supplier sales

12.30 – 1.30 pm
Caroline Bendix: The Conservation of National Trust Libraries (talk)

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
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)