Artists and bookworms unite!
Bees make Honey Creative Community and Nottingham Writers’ Studio present the first annual Nottingham Independent Print & Publishing Fair. A celebration of words, ink and paper, it aims to bring together artists, writers, makers & book lovers all in one place. There will be workshops and stalls from independent publishers, booksellers, zine makers, comic book artists, print makers, paper cut artists, self-publishers and literary organisations.
There will be opportunities to get involved in open submissions for future publications, plus lino print and book-making workshops to try your hand at something new.
Free entry, all ages
Stallholders & Artists
Five Leaves Bookshop >> Nottingham’s best indie bookshop
Bees Make Honey present Calligram >> Bees Make Honey will be selling books and zines plus launching the open call for our new arts, culture and literature magazine, Calligram (fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, design, print, photography, illustration, fine art, graphic fiction)
The Student Wordsmith >> Bookstall plus open call for submissions to the next Purple Breakfast Review: Sound and Silence (fiction, poetry and illustrations).
Bromley House Library >> Nottingham’s secret library, one of the city’s hidden treasures. Find out about guided tours, membership and other events.
Nottingham Writers’ Studio >> A membership organisation for professional and emerging novelists, short story writers, poets, journalists, memoirists, copywriters, screenwriters and playwrights. NWS will be selling a range of books by their members and member publishers such as Mother’s Milk Books. Find out about workshops and courses, or joining as a new member.
Tara Hill >> Local artist and printmaker, Tara uses screen print, risograph, and mimeograph printing techniques. The event will also feature an exhibition of work by Tara themed around ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (which we’re screening in the evening, details here).
Steve Larder >> Zines and prints from the esteemed local artist, Steve Larder, including his popular Rum Lad Zines series.
Tory About Town >> Lino print artwork from Tory Hayward inspired by history and the natural world, from the kooky to the creepy! Tory is also running a print workshop with Sophie from Vaulted Fantasies (below), (booking and information here).
Vaulted Fantasies >> Sophie uses lino cutting techniques to explore juxtaposing themes and ancient symbolism.
Paula McCann Book Arts >> Handmade books and gifts, Paula will also be running a book-making workshop (see details below).
Wild Boar Books >> Poetry and prose to make your mind tingle. A literature beyond entropy.
Noir Press >> The best of contemporary Lithuanian literature in translation.
Cleeve Press >> Hand crafted letterpress goods printed on recycled stock including cards and prints.
Céline Siani Djiakoua >> Local artist producing zines, posters and prints.
Nick Taylor Illustration >> Handmade screen prints and zines inspired by music films and pop culture.
Rose Robins >> Rose is an illustrator producing zines, drawings and lino prints.
Fabritzia Design >> Original lino cut, screen and risograph prints, plus limited edition giclee prints and block printed stationery.
Best of Wishes >> Artist books, prints and cards using paper cutting and print techniques.
ES Zines >> Eimear Scullin produces zines from hand drawings including per-zines and travel zines.
Sounds and Colours >> Independent books and other materials focused on Latin American culture.
Nancy Power Prints >> Limited edition lino cut prints featuring beach scenes, animals, landscapes and towns.
Fiona Chan >> Intricate lino prints inspired by nature and the everyday.
Mantle Lane Press >> Small publishing imprint focusing on fiction by Midlands writers and factual/historical books about the Midlands.
Chelcie Cotton >>Author of YA and adult fiction.
There will be two workshops of 2.5 hours each running on the day:
10:30 – 13:00
14:00 – 16:30
In this session, participants will have the chance to get to grips with a set of lino tools to produce experimental cuts, then design an image which you will carve into a piece of vinyl lino and create a beautiful image to print. You will then print your own greetings cards and art print using a traditional Japanese hand-printing tool called a baren.
So that the ink will dry more quickly we will use ink stamp pads, but Tory will also be demonstrating the use of a roller and oil-based ink.
Participants will be able to produce:
- Five greetings cards
- One print on A4 card
- A lino cutting to take away to produce even more prints at home!
All materials will be provided.
Over 13s only, tickets and booking here.
An Introduction to Book-making Workshops with Paula McCann book Arts
During this 1 1/2 hour workshop you will learn to make four simple books using materials and techniques you can recreate at home.
We will learn to make four different book shapes, A Beak book, A Concertina book and two versions of a Snake book. These books can be used for all sorts of projects.
Paula McCann formerly worked as a book designer from a graphic design perspective before retraining in sculpture. She now adopts a sculptural approach to book-making and bookbinding using the themes of grids and tactility which influence her other sculptural practice
Nottingham Independent Print and Publishing Fair is kindly supported by Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.
Location & Getting There…
Nottingham Writers’ Studio is situated at the bottom of Hockley before you reach Sneinton Market, located opposite Bunker’s Hill pub.
The closest parking is at Nottingham Arena Carpark on the other side of Huntingdon Street, or at Sneinton Marketplace.
The closest tram stop is the Lacemarket tram stop.
The Writers’ Studio is fully wheelchair accessible with disabled toilet facilities.
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH