Nottingham Print and Publishing Fair 2019


Sat, 28 Sep 2019
11:00AM - 5:00PM
City Arts
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About this event

NPPF 2019 will be the event’s third year with a range of creative workshops, talks and stalls for all ages. It will join together two community arts spaces just a stone’s throw from each other, City Arts and The Carousel print space and artist studios. NPPF aims to bring together audiences for book fairs, print fairs and zine fairs to create an eclectic range of art prints, books for adults and children, comics, zines, magazines, stationery, cards and gifts.

Workshops and events will take place across the two venues in collaboration with Dizzy Ink, Nottingham Writers’ Studio and a selection of local artists and writers. There will be a cafe bar in The Carousel serving a range of drinks and refreshments. The fair will be open from 11am til 5pm at both venues. It’s free entry to the fair and performances but workshops are ticketed, see below for individual pricing and details.


Introduction to Lino Printing with Tory Hayward

11.30am – 2pm at City Arts £25pp – Suitable for adults only due to use of sharp tools

In this session, participants will have the chance to get to grips with a set of lino tools to produce experimental cuts, then design an image which you will carve into a piece of vinyl lino and create a beautiful image to print. You will then print your own greetings cards and art print using a traditional Japanese hand-printing tool called a baren.

Full details and tickets here -
lino workshop
Image by Tori Hayward

Kids Papercrafting workshop with Sarah from Print & Ink
2.30pm til 4pm at City Arts £8pp early bird tickets/£11 on the day – suitable for age 5+ (with adult supervision)

This is a fun afternoon for kids and adults. We will be using simple Kirigami techniques to create fun, bright pop up cards. You will make 2 types of pop-up card and learn techniques you can use at home. Advance booking recommended.

Full details and tickets here
kids paper craft
Image by Print and Ink

Portrait of Notts Riso Print Workshop with Dizzy Ink & Nottingham Writers’ Studio
12pm til 3pm at The Carousel (NWS Room) £5pp

Use collage and writing prompts to create a riso print image. The results of this workshop will be compiled into a collaborative zine!

To learn more about riso printing (a kind of digital screen printing) see Dizzy Ink’s website here.

Drop-in workshop, email with any questions.

dizzy ink
Dizzy Ink riso print

Scurry & Peck’s Bookbinding Club
12 – 2.30 at The Carousel (side room), £35pp

Learn to handmade notebooks with traditional techniques and creative flourishes.

Booking essential, full details TBC (this weekend!)

Email to be notified when booking goes live.

scurry n peck
Image by Scurry & Peck
Talks & Performances

We will have a range of spoken word prose and poetry performers plus talks on DIY printing and publishing.

3pm til 5pm at The Carousel (NWS Room)

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