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Bloomsbury Jamboree 2022

December 4, 2022
by the gentle author


In gleeful collaboration with Tim Mainstone of Mainstone Press and Joe Pearson of Design for Today, I am hosting our annual Christmas BLOOMSBURY JAMBOREE, a one-day festival of books and print, illustration, talks and seasonal merriment next SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 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 a programme of ticketed lectures and readings plus we have invited twenty friends to exhibit, including print and paper makers, small press publishers, toy makers, potters, craft workers and importers for food by small producers.

We need volunteers on Saturday at 6:30pm and all day Sunday and offer bags of books as rewards – if you can help us, please email




Art Workers Guild

Art Workers Guild

Art Workers Guild

Print by Rob Ryan

Mug by Rob Ryan

Wooden decorations by Elizabeth Harbour

Owl Watching, print by Mark Hearld printed by Penfold Press

Suzanne Cooper, Paintings Under The Spare Room Bed, published by Mainstone Press

Print by Clare Curtis

Wooden houses made from boxes from Whitechapel Market by Robson Cezar

Plate by Dayna Stevens

Print by Paul Cleden

Print by Chris Brown

Tea towels by Chris Brown

Print by Clare Curtis

Print by Marion Elliott

Felt figures by Marion Elliott

Silver jewellery by Anna Lovell

Paper sculpture by Sato Hisao

Paper sculpture by Sato Hisao

Print by Sarah Young

Map by Herb Lester

Card by Mandy Doubt

Broadway Market Card Game by Design for Today

Pia Matikka will write your name in copperplate (photo by Lucinda Douglas Menzies)

Print by Suzanne Cooper published by Mainstone Press

Wooden house made by Robson Cezar out of fruit boxes from Whitechapel Market

Toy Theatre by Clive Hicks-Jenkins published by Design for Today


Sail Cargo London will be offering imports from small producers by sailing boat.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Annie S permalink
    December 4, 2022

    Such beautiful work!

  2. December 4, 2022

    Beautiful decorative objects! Would love to look around there.

    Love & Peace

  3. Jill permalink
    December 4, 2022

    So many beautiful things.
    I shall want them all!

  4. Mark permalink
    December 4, 2022

    That handsome front door, top o’ the page looks like Scottish Pine Green, used it recently on 2 garage doors. ‘Andsome!

  5. Alison Felstead permalink
    December 4, 2022

    Very sorry to miss this! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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