Novel Impressions Weekend Workshop


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Novel Impressions Weekend Workshop with Dr Ashleigh Blackwood & Mary Plunkett

7 & 8 March 2020

10.30 to 15.30 each day

Max. 8 people

Free – 50 euro deposit to be refunded

Letterpress workshop with historical insight from visiting researcher, Ashleigh Blackwood of the University of Northumbria.

This 2-day workshop is designed to provide attendees with an insight into the historical significance of printing in the UK and Ireland since the invention of the Gutenberg Press, and in particular during the eighteenth century. Participants will work together to produce a small bound publication through letterpress and binding, creating copies for the museum and as evidence of their own work.

Historical grounding of the industry will be provided by Ashleigh Blackwood, and an insight into the work of historians today on eighteenth-century book history. Practical facilitation will be provided by Mary Plunkett, Education Officer. Lunch is provided. Novel Impressions is funded by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards. The workshop is free of charge. A deposit is required to book your place which shall be refunded on the day.