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Demonstrations & Activities

Carousel Peepshow - Live Demonstration

Carousel Peepshow - Live Demonstration

Friday, 25th May at 1:00pm

Stand: Lounge Area

Come and see how a carousel peepshow is made and have the opportunity to take a making-kit with you to create your own work at home. Sign up at Vintage Corner when you arrive at the Fair.
Bookbinding with Shepherds/Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Bookbinding with Shepherds/Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Stand: P14

See traditional techniques demonstrated by master craftspeople from one of the oldest bookbinding firms in England.
 Bookbinding with Marysa de Veer, Otter Bookbinding

Bookbinding with Marysa de Veer, Otter Bookbinding

Stand: L08

Make you own hand-sewn booklet or have your name embossed in gold on a bookmark. Marysa will also demonstrate edge gilding and sewing a text block with raised bands.
 Bookbinding with The Royal Bindery

Bookbinding with The Royal Bindery

Stand: L06

Discover how the Royal Bindery’s apprenticeship scheme is preserving traditional binding skills. Apprentices will demonstrate techniques beside a display of their work, tools and materials.
Demonstrating the Universal Short Title Catalogue

Demonstrating the Universal Short Title Catalogue

Stand: L04

Learn about this key resource for booksellers and private collectors.
Calligraphy by Andy Moore

Calligraphy by Andy Moore

Stand: L03

Stop by Andy’s booth to watch him create beautiful calligraphic art.
Contemporary Book Arts with Mark Cockram, Studio 5 Book Arts

Contemporary Book Arts with Mark Cockram, Studio 5 Book Arts

Stand: L02

Visitors can contribute to the creation of a text block artwork, and can also watch Mark create an original artist’s book on the theme of evolution. Both activities will be live-streamed online.
Hand-Press Printing with the St. Bride Foundation

Hand-Press Printing with the St. Bride Foundation

Stand: L01

Try your hand at traditional printing techniques, including hand setting type and printing on historic mechanical presses.