Three Week Hand Composition & Letterpress Course
During this course students will examine the processes and application needed to create their own work using letterpress. This includes hand composition of metal type and the use of our Albion, Columbian, Stanhope and Vandercook presses.
Tour of St Bride Foundation
Come tour our printing workshop, historic rooms, and famous library. Get the chance to view some of the items in the library’s special collection, and learn more about the Foundation and its significant place in the illustrious history of the printing press trade. Perfect for designers, printmakers, or just lovers of history.
One Day Adana/Letterpress Course
This one day course is for the new or aspiring letterpress printer who is looking to set up a simple home studio using the popular Adana platen press.
Introduction to Wood Engraving (4 Weeks)
The course provides an excellent introduction to wood engraving and the print workshop.
Maktub Theatre Group Spring Showcase
Maktub Theatre Group is a new theatre company that is based in London. In the past year Maktub theatre group has found success in two separate sold out runs of ‘Brit ain’t Right’ At the Courtyard and Katspace theatre. Following the success of these shows, Maktub theatre group now presents the long awaited MTG spring showcase.
One Day Japanese Binding Course
In this 1 day course students will learn how to binding in a Japanese or stab binding style. This techniques involves sewing through a block of paper and creating sewing patterns on the spine of the book. Students will undertake two different books one with a limp cover and one with a hard cover. All materials are supplied.
Seven and a Half Years – The Musical
Seven and a half Years, is a true story of a man’s journey from success to despair and isolation, back to final rejuvenation portrayed through the power of music and words.
Jekell & Hyde: The Musical
In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London.
Wood Engraving (Relief Printing) Taster Day
You will be introduced to the process of wood engraving from preliminary drawings to printing a small limited edition of black and white prints.
After The Dance
Rattigan’s masterpiece combines elements of tragedy with savage and at times raucous humour, examining the themes of love, ageing and the capacity for people to change. It also showcases a range of extraordinary, larger than life characters that are engaging and enjoyable for audiences and actors alike.
Wood Engraving (Relief Printing) Tutorial Evening
It is an opportunity to bring blocks you are working on for individual technical and tutorial support to help with designing/cutting blocks, sharpening tools and printing.
Inside St Bride
We would like to invite you to join us for an intimate evening held in our Passmore Edwards room to get a closer look at some of the hidden treasures in the St Bride collection and learn more about them from font of all knowledge, Bob Richardson.
For over a decade Commercial Type have been designing and releasing contemporary typefaces; from modern classics like Graphik, Druk, Publico and Guardian through to more experimental faces like Orientation and Styrene. Some of them like Lyon and Portrait have been informed and inspired by the past, but not dominated by it.
One Day Travel Journal Course
In this 1 day course students will learn how to bind their own travel journal complete with pencil holder.
A Little Night Music
Join us for an entrancing and enchanting new production of Sondheim’s masterful and elegant A Little Night Music.
Stanley Grimshaw Has Left the Building
Stanley Grimshaw’s life is all shook up. His Job Seeker’s Allowance has been stopped, his sister wants him out of the house, his rock-a-hula baby has dumped him and he still hasn’t heard back from that audition!
Collections and Collaborations:
In November 2018, we approached fourteen artists, designers, writers, illustrators and musicians to ask if they would collaborate in pairs to create a poster designed celebrate and highlight the rich and varied collections held within the St Bride Library and the building itself. This evening is being held to celebrate the culmination of their work and the items from the collections that inspired them.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
How to Succeed is a witty, satirical show with an exhilarating musical score and a plethora of interesting and diverse characters.
Our annual fundraising event is back. Come along to buy and sell equipment, type, ornaments, books, prints, stationery and meet fellow printers.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd returns to London to seek revenge on those who stole his life, and with the assistance of the delirious Mrs. Lovett he resumes his work as a master barber.