Letterpress on Board and Open Studios

Ditchling Museum, Events & Competitions, Interactive Events, Letterpress On Board, open studios

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So we have returned from our escapades last weekend, having talked to ten train loads of passengers, given out hundreds of free postcard prints and developed a new found respect for the staff who had to push those trolleys all day everyday!

It started bright and early on the train from Victoria. With our modified trolley all cleaned up, branded and packed full of equipment, we set off to Brighton. Unsure of how the public would respond to being offered a free letterpress, limited edition print rather than a sandwich and a cup of tea, we were pleasantly surprised as many people were thoroughly interested on their way to the beach. Information on the Village of Type, Ditchling Museum and the Brighton Festival was dished out aplenty along with dozens of prints too. Arriving at Brighton there was just enough time for a coffee re-fuel before we were off again back to London.

All in all we did ten trips on mostly busy to packed trains full of people heading to the beach or the Brighton Festival itself, about 600 prints were pulled and dished out and we had chats with tons of people, introducing many to Ditchling Museum and village.

Cockpit 30

Open Studios

It’s that time of year again, plus Cockpit Arts is celebrating it’s 30th birthday too! As per usual, we’ll be opening our doors along with 170 other craftspeople and makers across the two sites. We’ll be running live demonstrations of our 120 year old treadle printing press as well, along with the chance to pick up a free one off print. We’re at the Holborn site and the dates and open times are listed below:

Holborn 2nd – 5th June

Opening Times: Thurs 6 – 9pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Deptford 10th – 12th June

Opening times: Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ

Open Studios & A Special Offer

Events & Competitions, open studios

Dear friends, once again we invite you all to come to Cockpit Arts’ annual Summer Open Studios in Clerkenwell. There you can see our workspace, peruse our wares or just have a chat about letterpress, printing, taxidermy or whatever you fancy. As usual, we’ll have one of the presses up and running for demonstrations, plus we are releasing a number of thrilling new products, so you’ll see them here first!

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We’ll also have a special offer running all weekend; anyone who comes to our studio and shows us that they are a follower of either our Instagram or Twitter feed, will get a 10% discount on any purchase.

So come along to visit us and over 100 other makers, craftspeople and designers who are all based in Cockpit Arts and throwing open their doors to the public for free.

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Check out the Cockpit Arts events page for a full listing of all the exhibitors and the events that will be happening over the weekend.

Friday 8th of May: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th of May: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 10th of May: 11am – 6pm
Entry: FREE

Cockpit Arts Open Studios – Holborn
Cockpit Yard
Northington Street
London
WC1N 2NP
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