St Botolph’s Letterpress teaches us to typeset

On Wednesday night, Rob and I were invited along to The Waiting Room in Colchester by Paul of St Botolph’s Letterpress to try our hand at typesetting. Wednesdays at The Waiting Room are Maker Wednesdays, with a range of open-access creative events taking place: Food Fight, Stitch & Bitch, Dorkbot, even floristry, and also a regular Letterpress Takeover. Each fourth Wednesday of the month, Rob and I also run Books (at) The Waiting Room, a sort of free community library, and this was a chance to combine the two projects by creating a design for a bookmark.

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Write Night at 15 Queen Street

On Monday night, I put on my creative boots and visited 15 Queen Street, Colchester’s community-led cultural and work space, to join WriteNight. This is something which I’m sure happens in other towns and cities too, where people who love creative writing get together to try out some different challenges and share their work, one evening every couple of weeks. Continue reading “Write Night at 15 Queen Street”