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If you would like to attend any of the events apart from the AGM, please complete a programme response slip and submit it per the instructions at the top of the form. We will then notify you at least six weeks in advance by sending additional information and an invitation to attend.

Please contact our Programme Co-ordinator you would like to attend any of the events below.

Non-members welcome.

 


18 February 2017
A Gathering (workshop)
Informal day enabling members to get together to learn, listen, demonstrate, work and talk about all aspects of bookbinding.

Start:  10.00am

Contact Gene Riley: generiley@icuknet.co.uk

Venue: 
The George
Mill Lane
Bathampton
Bath
BA2 6TR
(map)

 


11 March 2017
Diana Illingworth-Cook:  How to Use Magnets in Bookbinding and Box Making (workshop)
A repeat workshop by popular demand.

Start: 10.00am

Venue: 
Dartington Hall Bindery
Dartington Hall
Totnes
TQ9 8EL
Contact: Bindy Wollen
t: 01803 293047
www.dartington.org

 


22 April 2017

Trevor Lloyd MBE: Gold Tooling (workshop).
This promises to be a very special day as Trevor is one of the top finishers in the country.

Start: 10.00am

Venue:
St Arvan’s Village Hall
Tintern Road
St. Arvans
Chepstow
NP16 6ES
(map)

 


6 & 7 May 2017
Gene Mahon:  A Limp Vellum Bound Blank Book (workshop). 
Gene uses old vellum legal documents which he will supply. Remember to book accommodation for this fun weekend now.

Venue:
Moorland Hall
Wheddon Cross
Exmoor
TA24 7DL
(map)

 


3 June 2017
Jo Hughes: Corners and Joint Repairs (workshop).
Part of our back to basics programme. 

Start: 10.00am

Venue:
Ruishton Village Hall (Off junction 25 of M5 near Taunton)
Cheats Road
Ruishton
Somerset
TA3 5HX
(map)

 


24 August 2017
Getty Library (visit). 
Introduced by Bryan Maggs. We are very lucky to have secured a date for this visit to one of the richest libraries in the country.

Start:  Afternoon visit

Venue:  
Wormsley Estate
Nr Stokenchurch
Bucks
(map)

 


23 September 2017
Nesta Davies: Historical use of Tacketing and how to use tackets in a more contemporary way today (workshop). 
Nesta has recently come to the Western Region after many years teaching at City Lit and editing The New Bookbinder for Designer Bookbinders. She has her own bindery, Leafworks.

Start: 10.00 am

Venue:
Ruishton Village Hall (Off junction 25 of M5 near Taunton)
Cheats Road
Ruishton
Somerset
TA3 5HX
(map)

 


14 October 2017
Jim Patterson: Paper Making (demonstration and hands-on). 
Jim offers us a wonderful messy day at this mill. After seeing how paper is made we will try ourselves. A great opportunity and a repeat of a 2003 visit.         

Start: To be advised.

Venue: 
Two Rivers Paper Mill
Roadwater
nr Watchet
www.tworiverspaper.co/themill.html
(map)

 


7 December 2017
Christmas Lunch 

Time and place to be confirmed.

 


Chairman
Sarah Burns
Walland Farm
Wheddon Cross
Nr Minehead
Somerset
TA24 7EE
contact
Secretary
Margaret Castle
58 Marsh Lane
Barton Hill
Bristol
BS5 9SD
contact
Treasurer
Diane Waddington
'Ottercombe'
15 Coastguard Road
Budleigh Salterton
Devon
EX9 6NU
contact
     
Programme Coordinator
Sarah Jarrett-Kerr
Phoenix
4 Grib Cottages
Grib Lane
Blagdon
Bristol
BS49 7SA
contact
   

LOCAL LINKS

Tuition:
Dartington Hall - email link (Totnes, Devon)
Tim Gulliford (Bath) t: 01225 426750
John Pursey - email link (Bristol)
Southern Bookcrafts Club (Winchester)  
Sarah Jarrett-Kerr (south of Bristol)
Ursula Jeakins Bookbinding (Stonehouse, Gloucestershire)
Shepherds (Pewsey)
Dillington House (Somerset)
Leafwork (Dorset)
Angela Sutton (Malvern)
Perfect Bindings
Learn Bookbinding (Barnstaple, North Devon)
Wessex Guild of Bookbinders
Bookbinding Workshops (Wiltshire)