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The Radical Print Shop

The Radical Print Shop

Part of Manchester Weekender 2012.

13 October 2012

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received.

As part of the Manchester Weekender Hot Bed Press will be working in conjunction with People’s History Museum and The John Rylands Library to run drop-in workshops on the idea of protest and democracy through print.  They look back to a time when hot-off-the-press print was used to stir up protest and force social change; pre-Twitter, this was how revolutions were made.

10.00am – 1.00pm People’s History Museum
Screenprinted posters and banners. Using pre-prepared screens a mix-and-match printing session will offer participants hands on poster printing in multi-colour; each person making up their own printed message. Everyone can come and have a go, young and old. Each participant will go away with their own full colour poster. A selection of posters and banners produced on the day will also go up on display.

2.00pm – 5.00pm  The John Rylands Library
Letterpress demonstrations and printing sessions. Through pre-set type chases there will be selections of printed pamphlets/leaflets to print and hand out. Printed on the Albion presses and on portable Adana presses provided by Hot Bed Press everyone can have a hand-on experience of printing. There will also be a book artist on hand to show different folds and ways of making pamphlets and mini-books.

Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages.

Booking Requirements: No booking required.