WEN-CON UK June 26-July 7, 2022
MON. June 27: 10:30am–4pm confirmed special activity/event at Victoria & Albert Museum Print Study Room with curator/ scholar Bethan Stevens and many more, plus Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) members.
TUES. June 28: If the British Museum allows group visits in the print study room, we will try for this: 10am to 12:30pm at British Museum Print Study Room with a focus on the Brothers Dalziel archive of 54,000 wood engravings, tool box, blocks and other highlights from the collection. 2 groups (only 10 people are permitted at one time): one at 10:30am and one at 11:30am.There is supposed to be a Dalziel Brothers exhibition (curator Bethan Stevens) that we will not want to miss regardless of the Print Study Room availability.
Visit to Abbott and Holder gallery (across from the BM) to view “Anne Desmet: 30 Years of Collaged Engravings” with the artist.
Florin Press: Graham Williams, master letterpress printer and fellow wood engraver will share his knowledge and experience creating and printing lowered blocks and pro printing tips for wood engraving.
THURS. June 30:
FRI. July 1:
Morning visit to Anne Desmet’s home/studio
Afternoon: London Centre for Book Arts
visit to Whittington Press/ Nomad Letterpress on the way to Bath
TUES. July 5: Oxford: free morning – Peter Lawrence has offered to take people on a walk around Oxford – Natural History Museum/ Pitts River Museum, Bodleian Library options.
12:45 – 2:30pm Lunch at King’s Arms (Peter Lawrence has reserved a room for us to dine with SWE friends — individuals pay)
3PM Collaborative Keepsake activity at the Bibliographical Press at the old Library, Bodleian Quad arranged by Peter Lawrence in collaboration with SWE.
For the retail store visits, I like to prepare folks for our group – and maybe I can ask that they (and Chris Daunt) be prepared with some specialty items 🙂 The magic of a group!
Are you ready to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime wood engraving pilgrimage?
Deadline for $250 trip deposit: March 17, 2022
Here is a PDF of 2022 price quotes, estimated deadline dates, and travel expectations: 2022 WEN-CON Itinerary-Deadlines < click text to open pdf.
NEW TRAVELERS ARE WELCOME – you do not need to be a WEN member to participate. Email Joanne Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot today – I am SO looking forward to this journey with you!