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Bookface takes place once a year around October time at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, and is organised by volunteer Neile Wright.

This is a showcase for artists hand made bookmakers, small press and anyone interested in the art of bookmaking.

The next Bookface, chapter 8, is on Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 October 2017. As well as stalls to browse and a cafe, Bookface often includes demonstrations, workshops, installations, poetry readings and exhibitions too.

If you are interested in taking part, please email The Rising Sun Arts Centre info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk


Images from past Bookface events: Bookface photo shoot 2013 / 'The Scale of Things' by Josie Wright / book sculpture by Sue Carson / Pipal Press

Coming up

Sat 12 Oct, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sun 13 Oct, 11:00am to 5:00pm


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