Sunday 1 February 2015

Collage Workshops in London for the Library Press during Feb and March

The Library Press is a new creative community publishing project.
We aim to connect creative individuals and communities with their local library services and engage and inspire new audiences to be creative with writing and publishing. A collaboration between 7 London boroughs, our festival of workshops ranging from how to get started with creative writing and comic books, through to handmaking books, using books for art and advice on self-publishing takes place between February and April 2015.

As part of this festival, I'll be running a series of collage workshops in London Boroughs:

Saturday 28th February 2pm-4pm, Wimbledon Library, Merton

Thursday 5 March 6pm – 7.30pm, Hounslow Library , Hounslow

Saturday 7 March 2pm – 4pm, Torridon Road Library, Lewisham

Wednesday 18 March 6pm – 7.30pm, Gallery at Central Library, Islington

Thursday 19 March 6pm – 7.30pm, Kingsbury Library, Brent

Saturday 28th March 1.30pm-3.30pm, Pinner Library, Harrow

About the workshops:

If your life were a book what would the cover look like?

We’ll be exploring life stories and remembered incidents using withdrawn library books in this collage workshop. Withdrawn library books are usually thrown away – but they have been through many hands before ours and they convey on their covers the wear and tear of a well loved object. As humans we also show our wear and tear over time – but we can use old book covers to share our life experiences, our humour and our creativity. We will be breathing new life into unwanted books by creating new artworks with them.

Materials will be provided but you could also bring things with you if you wish, like old photos, or ephemera (like old tickets, letters, scraps), maybe even your favourite writing or drawing materials. Or any old images from magazines or books that you’d be happy to cut up to collage with.

No previous experience is necessary just allow yourself some time and space to play with your ideas, unwanted books and let your creativity flow. If you want to join me, just pop along at the times, libraries listed above.

For more about The Library Press:

To see more of my collages made with withdrawn library books: