I will be showing at this fair:
BOOK-ISH is a new and unique event that will bring together and help promote the fast expanding literary, design and illustration communities in the Borough of Waltham Forest (and beyond). It will be held on Saturday 21 May at Leytonstone Library, from 12-4pm, part of the WALTHAM FOREST LITERATURE FESTIVAL (10-21 May 2011).

The fair will give participants the opportunity to share their skills with the general public, and to sell a range of products including illustrators’ magazines and fanzines, handmade books, poetry books and pamphlets, fine art and letterpress prints and posters, stationery, postcards and cards.

Cakes from SUZIE’S KITCHEN and MUSIC FROM TONY TUNES of the Shellac Collective, playing vintage 78s.

In association with Forest Poets and E17 Designers
£1 entry includes a drink and the chance to win a goody bag.
Leytonstone Library 6-8 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG


BABE 2011

Little Black Press will be at BABE 2011 next month

BABE 2011
BABE at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.

Sat 30 April 11am – 6pm & Sun 1 May 11am – 5pm
Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) is back and bigger than ever for 2011. Spread over three floors, more than 80 artist bookmakers, dealers and small presses from Bristol and around the world will come together at Arnolfini to show and sell their work. BABE provides a relaxed and friendly space to meet and chat to artists about their work and buy works of art. Prices start from just a few pounds.


Bibliotherapy at BABE

This sounds fantastic!!!
I will definitely be getting a diagnosis.

As posted on the Arnolfini Gallery website for BABE:
“Lucy May Schofield
Bibliotherapy Artists Book Library (Babl)
Are you broken hearted / need inspiration or your faith restoring in the postal system? Whatever your symptoms Lucy May Schofield invites you to sit down and tell her all. She will diagnose an appropriate artist’s publication to help you find a way through your woes. The Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library has a wide selection of books on loan ranging in therapeutic benefit. The fee for this service will be £1, entitling the client to a pair of listening ears, an artist’s book prescription and a letterpress printed philosophical aphorism.”

From the Theatre Royal Bath Press Release:
Young People’s Theatre teams up with Bath Literature Festival to stage Book Labyrinth at the egg theatre – opening on World Book Day

As the Family Theatre Festival 2011 continues at the Theatre Royal Bath, actors from the Young People’s Theatre are staging BOOK LABYRINTH at the egg theatre in collaboration with Bath Literature Festival. This specially-commissioned production opens on World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March, with matinee and evening performances running until Sunday 6th March.

Directed by Lucy Cassidy and designed by Anna Michaels, this atmospheric performance will conjure up cherished moments from well-loved books featuring stories remembered by every generation, in a production suitable for audiences aged 6 years and over.

The Young People’s Theatre, Bath Festival’s Write Team and director Lucy Cassidy, visited Mr B’s Bookshop and Bath Library to interview members of the public about their favourite moment from a children’s story. The books of Roald Dahl proved to be an extremely popular choice with people of all ages. Inspired by their findings, the young people developed this absorbing production featuring a dream-like set made from disused books. The egg theatre will be transformed into a literary maze that scales the auditorium, balconies and stairways.

In an old bookshop setting, the audience is invited on a magical journey into children’s literature as the Grand High Bookseller and the magical Bookshop Assistants conjure up different moments from a range of favourite children’s books. Within the show, the audience will find themselves in the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Borrowers, Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, Eldest and many more.

The twelve cast members, who all hail from Bath, are aged between 14 to 17 years. Working with a professional team at the egg theatre, the teenagers researched and developed the piece before Christmas, and they have been busy rehearsing since January during evenings and weekends to prepare for the performances during Bath’s Family Theatre Festival.

BOOK LABYRINTH appears in the egg theatre at the Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday 3rd March to Sunday 6th March. Tickets cost £7 / £5.50 children. To book tickets call the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or the egg reception on 01225 823 409.


Notes to Editors:

The egg theatre gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Arts Council England South West and Bath & North East Somerset Council.

For more information on Book Labyrinth, please contact:

Emma McDermott, Press Officer, Theatre Royal Bath,
Tel: 01225 823 453, Email: emma.mcdermott@theatreroyal.org.uk

BABE is coming up!

I am working on two new books and an edition of lino prints for BABE.
Plus, I will have my usual back catalogue of books and postcards and I will be bringing back my book jewellery.

The Bristol Artist Book Event is held every other year at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.
This year it is the weekend of the Royal Wedding- April 30th and May 1st.
BABE is organised by the lovely Sarah Bodman.

Will you be attending BABE?
As an exhibitor or a visitor?

Combining Sites

I have decided to combine both of my press sites.
So both Serendipity Press and Little Black Press will be together here.
I hope this means there will be more posts on this site!


Westgate Studios: Collect, 2010
Curated by Victoria Lucas.
Louise Atkinson | Julie Caves | Katherine Johnson and Stacey Allen | Steffan Jones- Hughes | Simon Lewandowski | Victoria Lucas | Andy Singleton

JuliewebJulie Caves – Have a Nice Day Postcard set, 2005
Photo by by Victoria Lucas.