Wednesday, 3 December 2014

St Brides Christmas Lecture - 10th December

The St Brides Annual Christmas lecture is next week and you should think about going!

Brian Webb and Rob Shepherd will be talking about their involvement in the making of the special edition of Under Milk Wood that Sir Peter Blake illustrated to coincide with the Dylan Thomas centenary. The work Blake produced depicting characters and key scenes from the play has been a labour of love as it's taken him just under 30 years to complete – he's created 170 works so far!
© Sir Peter Blake
The artworks were shown in a special exhibition at The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff earlier this year. The Queen Anne Press (once owned by Ian Fleming) has now published various editions of a book showcasing Blake’s work from the exhibition, ranging from a paperback edition priced at £30 and a Fine Binding edition of 10 books priced at £5,500 per copy! The Fine Binding edition is the subject of the talk and you can see the cover design here:
© Sir Peter Blake
Brian Webb is an extremely known designer having been one half of Trickett & Webb and who now runs his own studio Webb & Webb. Rob Shepherd is a book binder, from Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe, who is responsible for this beautiful fine bound edition.

...and if that weren't enough, there a glass of wine and a mince pie included in the ticket price! Tickets are just £15 (concessions are available). 7pm on 10th December.

You can book (excuse the pun!) here:
Posted by Justin Hobson 03.12.2014

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