events: turn the page artists' book fair 2015


Book Art 2015 

Where: The Atrium, The Forum, Norwich, UK.

Time: Fri 1st & Sat 2nd May 2015 - 10am-6pm both days.

Cost: free, supported by Arts Council, England and ttp2015

Exhibiting Book Artists at #ttp2015 will be on hand to share their expertise and creativity with you, presenting the Exhibitors 2015


Paper Cutting Workshop (Pre-Booked) & for inclusion in Norfolk Longbook

     with Claire Knight

Where: Vernon Castle Room, The Forum, Norwich.

Times: Sat 2nd May, 10.30am-4.30pm

Cost: free, donations to turn the page artists book fair welcome.

Create a piece of artwork for inclusion in the Norfolk Longbook. Guided by Norfolk paper cut artist Claire Knight, you'll learn to personalise pre-drawn templates with your own reference material to create a composition that celebrates the things that you value most about living in or visiting the beautiful county of Norfolk. Places will go fast, contact us asap if you would like one. No Experience is needed and all materials are supplied. Email us today to book your place.


Stories, Poems, Music: TwoCoatsColder@turnthepage2015

Where: The Atrium at The Forum, Norwich

When: 30min sessions, Fri 1st & Sat 2nd May 11.30am, 2.00pm, 4.30pm

 Two Coats Colder           Richard Pierce

Two Coats Colder are an acoustic four-piece band from North Essex. They have been putting stories to music for several years, and as part of turn the page they will be sharing some of their songs with you - together with selected stories and poems both ancient and modern. Listen as they regale you with tales about whales, songs of love, war and revolution. On Saturday at 2pm they will be joined by poet and author of 'Dead Men' Richard Pierce who will captivate you with his poetry.


The Norfolk Longbook - taking centre stage...

When: 10am-6pm both days in the Atrium of the Forum 

The longbook will grow before your very eyes this year! With contributions from yr7 students at Aylsham High School, the project, 'The Heart of Aylsham', has been co-ordinated by Jen Fox along side their course work, they've been creating pages for entry into the NLB influenced by the artist Hundertwasser. They made a study of the shop fronts within the town of Aylsham and using the sgraffito technique, created beautifully colourful work. Make sure you get along to see it @ ttp2015

AND a calligrapher on site (Friday only) to help YOU contribute to the pages to!


                                                                                                 with Calligrapher Jane Knights

Calligrapher on hand: Fri 1st May, Times: 12-2pm & 3-5pm

Jane is the chairman of Norfolk Scribes, she prides herself on her handwriting. However, it's not all swirly gilded italics on precious parchment. "My favourite pen is made from an old cola can, attached to lolly stick with plastic tape," she reveals..". Jane will be on hand to help you make your contribution to the NLB pages. 


We'll have the right sized paper required for you to see, feel and get an idea of what is required & with knowledgable help to get you inspired to make a contribution of your own to this ever growing concertina style book, made up of art, poetry and stories as told by people who live in, or are inspired by the beautiful county of Norfolk.


Demonstrations from:

John Jarrold Print Museum one of the finest print museums in the country dedicated to printing. The John Jarrold Printing Museum is a window on the many hours and variety of skills that were involved in printing before they were made obsolete by advancing technology.

 John Jarrold Print Museum      Society of Bookbinders

and The Society of Bookbinders a UK-based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary bookbinding and to the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word