Workshop with the National Trust at Hatchlands Park
We are very pleased to offer a SPECIAL SESSION in partnership with the National Trust this summer at beautiful Hatchlands Park . This parkland is mentioned in the Domesday Book while the Georgian mansion, built in 1750 by Admiral Boscawen with architect Stiff Ledbetter, has been home to several interesting and historical families over the years.
See Shakespeare’s famous portrait, explore one of Europe’s largest collection of musical instruments, the Cobbe Collection, tour this beautiful and historical mansion and gardens while learning to make your own hand bound books. A great day out with a well made, beautiful book of your own to take home!
Workshop Date & Time:
Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9am – 1pm
Entry to the house and gardens, workshop tuition, materials and refreshments included.
“Learn the basics of bookbinding and create your own book. This session covers book boards, papers and cloths, grain, adhesives and pattern making as well as a range of specialist materials and tools to use. Learn reliable techniques for measuring, cutting, aligning, folding, gluing and pressing to produce beautiful, hand-bound books of sound and lasting construction. Students will complete one multi-section, hard cover book making a perfect sketchbook, diary or gift, all under the guidance of expert tutor Meg Green. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided in the price of your ticket.”
After a devastating fire destroyed much of beautiful Clandon Park we will be holding our Summer Workshops at nearby Hatchlands Park. You can still book ONLINE with the Clandon Park site or contact Some Odd Pages studio or the National Trust to reserve your place.
Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Exhibition
‘LondEnfold’ by 2014 Artist-In-Residence Meg Green features a series of works inspired by the special collections of Guildhall Library, the world’s largest collection devoted to the history of a single city.
Meg’s hand-bound books expand off the page and climb out of the covers depicting some of the more unusual aspects of London’s extraordinary sense of place.
Exhibition runs Tuesday, 18 November through 13 December.
Workshop 1-4pm, Thursday 4 December, Advance booking required 020 7606 3030.
Presentation and Evening Reception, 6-8pm, 11 December, no booking necessary.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Guildhall Library: the Library of London History
“Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. In addition, we hold extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes.”