Workshops

St Bride opened its workshop in 2010 on the site of the Foundation's former gymnasium, offering hands-on workshops on traditional printing and engraving techniques, as well as evening classes, print history courses and summer schools.

Our courses are taliored to beginners and experienced printers, with a range of workshops and academic sessions catering to each. Whether it is mastering letterpress or learning about print's past and future, we have the perfect programme to help you brush up on your skills.

A full programme of events runs throughout the year, while tailor-made workshops are available as required.

Our unique workshop space allows visitors to experience first-hand how traditional printing works, hone existing skills or learn new ones, all based at the home of print on Fleet Street.

courses we currently offer

Letterpress
Wood engraving
Lino cutting
Introduction to Adana
Introduction to print past and present
Summer schools

We also host externally-run classes at our workshop.

Whether you are looking for an escape from the office after work or want to refine your skills for professional purposes, then our courses are perfect. We have taught people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world, while some of our former pupils have gone on to run their own printing businesses.

LIBRARY VISITS

St Bride Library is a wonderfully diverse resource for learners of all ages. Students, academics, designers, writers, print enthusiasts and researchers will all find something new and stimulating here. There is such a range of subjects to interest and satisfy the curiosity of our readers. The topics include graphic design, the history of the book, journalism and many more relating to the printing and book trades from Gutenberg to today.

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PRINT WORKSHOP

In October 2010 the St Bride Workshop opened and brought printing and engraving back to Fleet St, so we are very pleased to say we are now celebrating our 3rd year of operation. In that time we have had the pleasure of teaching people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world. Some have been looking to change careers, others had a desire to return to letterpress and needed a refresher. Others just wanted to escape the drudgery of keyboard and screen and have a bit of inky fun after work!

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Wayzgoose 2016


On Sunday 15.5.16 St Bride Foundation hosted the second Wayzgoose.

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DRACULA PART I: Jonathan Harker’s Journal


Jonathan Harker recounts his terrifying journey to meet Count Dracula.

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Print Heritage Partner

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St Bride Foundation was built more than 100 years ago to server Fleet Street’s burgeoning print community.

Now, it needs your help to preserve its extensive library and unrivalled collection of artefacts, publications, typefaces and a dating back to the very origins of the printing industry.

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