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Midsummer Bloomsbury Jamboree

June 12, 2022
by the gentle author


In gleeful collaboration with my fellow publishers Tim Mainstone of Mainstone Press and Joe Pearson of Design for Today, I am hosting the MIDSUMMER BLOOMSBURY JAMBOREE, a one-day festival of books and print, illustration, talks and merriment on SUNDAY 26th JUNE from 10:30am until 4:30pm.

It takes place at the magnificent ART WORKERS GUILD, 6 Queens Sq, WC1, which was founded in 1884 by members of the Arts & Crafts movement including William Morris and C R Ashbee. These oak panelled rooms lined with oil paintings in a beautiful old house in Bloomsbury offer the ideal venue to celebrate our books, and the authors and artists who create them.

There will be book-signings and lectures, plus we have invited twenty friends to exhibit, including print and paper makers, illustrators, small press publishers, toy makers and craft workers.

Exhibitors include –  Paper-cut Artist Rob RyanPollocks Toy Museum – Copperplate Writer Pia Matikka – Travelling Printer Print Wagon – Artist Jonny Hannah – Paper Marbler Sarah AmattHerb Lester City Guides – Illustrator Clare Youngs – Artist Robson Cezar – Vintage Poster Dealers Travel On Paper – Illustrator  Marion Elliot  – Printmaker Mandy Doubt –  Illustrator Sharon Hannah – Paper Toy Maker Sato Hisao Neil Jennings Fine Art – Illustrator Melissa Castrillion – and Sail Cargo London will be offering olive oil and other produce from small farmers in Portugal imported by sail power.

We will be serving Pimms with strawberries and cream all day.


Click here to book a ticket for the MIDSUMMER BLOOMSBURY JAMBOREE for £2


The programme of lectures and talks will be announced next week

We need volunteers on the day – if you can help please email


Rob Ryan

Print Wagon

Clare Youngs

Robson Cezar (portrait by Rachel Ferriman)

Marion Elliot

Sail Cargo London

Design For Today (Image from ‘Along the Pier by Louise Lockhart)

Jonny Hannah

Sharon Hannah

Pia Matikka (Portrait by Lucinda Douglas Menzies)

Mainstone Press (Print of Appledore by Suzanne Cooper)

Mandy Doubt

Melissa Castrillon

Herb Lester

Click here to book a ticket for the MIDSUMMER BLOOMSBURY JAMBOREE for £2

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Cherub permalink
    June 12, 2022

    Sounds like it’s going to be a great day out, only wish I could be there. The Artworkers Guild is a lovely building inside. The prints featured here are joyful and I have many maps by Herb Lester for places I’ve visited, they’re extremely collectible items!

  2. Saba permalink
    June 12, 2022

    I would be there in a flash IF ONLY I lived in England! I hope that all these wonderful creatives and their guests have a fabulous day.

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