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 Bookface takes place once a year 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 12 will include: Friday 15 October an artists' book talk by Cally Trench 7pm - 9pm / Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 October, 11am - 4pm, artists' book fair where you can browse stalls / our second on-line event is now open, 1-17 October.

You can check out our website event here:  BOOKFACE 2021 (bookfacearts.uk) the website event is full of artists' virtual stalls, some will be at our live book fair weekend.

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

Images from previous Bookface events: Bookclub letters design / Immy Smith / Lisa-Marie Gibbs / Rachel Knight / ZAP Publishing / Cally Trench / Geoff Sawers / Perculiarity Press / Janina Maher / Lina Johannson / Linda Newcombe / Lisa-Marie Gibbs / Helen Westhrop (aka Nela Bligh) / Richard Conway Jones / Mary Riley


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