April 2023

The Society of Bookbinders Education Seminar

*The Society of Bookbinders Education Seminar
Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
31st August - 2nd September 2023


Plans for the next Seminar are well under way for the Seminar at the Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, a modern, comfortable and extremely compact campus. All the lectures will be projected onto large screens so that close-up work can be clearly seen. The following speakers have been booked:

- Tom McEwan - Decorative Leather Techniques
- Mark Furness - Making Bespoke Book Cradles
- Michael Burke - The Paste Papers of the Moravian Sisters of Hernhutt
- Lori Sauer - Slipcase with locking lid.
- Nick Cowlishaw - Tight Back Library Style
- Diana Illingworth-Cook - Stuff I can*/t live without
- Caroline Brady - Making Textblock Supports
- Roger Grech - Editioning for Multiples

In addition, there will be the popular Promenade and Auction.

The Society's Annual General Meeting will also take place during the event.

Further details and registration information available from www.societyofbookbinders.com

J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at the seminar. If you would like us to bring specific items for you to purchase, please let us know at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.

Major Roadworks for visitors to Livingston

A major refurbishment of the bridge that carries the eastbound slip road off the M8 at Junction 3 near Livingston over the A899 is planned to start on the 13th February 2023 for five months.

Due to essential structural works required on the bridge at Junction 3, the slip road will be closed from mid-February for approximately five months. Clearly signed diversion routes will maintain access to Livingston from the M8 coming from the west. Two-way traffic on the local A899 will be maintained when possible, however overnight closures will be required for the safety of road users during the erection and dismantling of scaffolding on the structure overhead near the start and end of the improvement programme.