Accessibility statement

Early Modern Printing Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 12.00PM to 5pm

Speaker(s): A hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York

If you enjoy Shakespeare on the stage, why not find out how his drama made it on to the page? Enjoy a hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York. You will explore the processes by which Shakespeare’s plays made it in to print and hand-print your own unique Shakespearean souvenir.
Professor Helen Smith, Head of the Department of English and Related Literature, will explore with you the sometimes vexed ways in which Shakespeare’s plays became books, and will open up some revealing insights into the unexpected, entertaining, or just plain puzzling things that happened to Shakespeare’s plays and poems in the printing house. But don't expect to just settle back and enjoy the lecture – this is a practical letterpress workshop, housed at Thin Ice Press, the department’s on-site printing studio. You will spend the afternoon getting to grips with type, ink, rollers, and all the terminology of the printing house, in order to produce a unique Shakespeare print to take home.
The workshop will include a light lunch, tea and coffee, and all the materials needed to create your print. 
Numbers are capped at 8. Workshop cost: £65 or £55 for concessions. 

Location: The Thin Ice Press, University of YOrk

Admission: To book your place, please email