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Wayzgoose event planned in Shipley, Yorkshire

An announcement from a recent edition of the PrintWeek magazine in the UK prompted me to share the following information with members of the AEPM on the off-chance that anyone interested may wish to attend this event.

A ‘northern wayzgoose’ is being organised over the summer by two Yorkshire-based exponents of letterpress printing and fine binding. ‘The tradition of the wayzgoose is a long-standing part of the printing industry in the UK, and the more modern definition has come to mean a printers’ party or coming together of fellow printers.’

Nick Loaring, owner of The Print Project, and Paper Cut Bindery owner Roger Grech who are both based in Shipley, have teamed up to put together the Shipley Wayzgoose event.

The Shipley Wayzgoose will take place on Saturday 3 June at the Kirkgate Centre creative community space in Shipley, Yorkshire. Mr Loaring said 17 of the 24 tables available were already booked.

Participants include type foundries and specialist letterpress printers, with exponents including the Whittington Press, Effra Press & Typefoundry, Print for Love of Wood, Nomad Letterpress and Double Dagger already signed up.

‘The focus is on letterpress printing and the art of the book, and all the elements that go into that’, he added. ‘We hope printers who were involved in the trade in the past will come along as well.’

For more information, email either Roger Grech at info@thepapercutbindery.co.uk or Nick Loaring at info@theprintproject.co.uk.