Click on the image to see a short film made from our visit to see our new book 'Print in Thanet' being printed by En Route
A new book celebrates the Isle of Thanet’s lost printing industry, through the stories of just three of over one hundred printing businesses once based in the area
The images show some of the workshops and events we delivered as part of our Print Works project as we researched, explored, sorted and organised the Thanet Press and Martell Press archives.
25th August 2020 - 27th February 2021 Maidstone Museum St. Faith's Street Maidstone Kent ME14 1LH The Paper Trail exhibition will take the form of a trail of selected artworks made as a result of our project and placed amongst Maidstone Museum's collections. In 2018 we gave 100 pieces of heritage paper spanning over 100 … Continue reading Paper Trail Exhibition – New dates
The story of The Thanet Press starts not in Union Crescent, but at 4 Queen Street, the home of Margate stationery store Robinson & Co. A door away from Robinson's was a drapery business, Smeed's - on the corner of High Street and Queen Street. The business had been established in 1869. In 1887 Frederick … Continue reading The History Of Printing in Union Crescent, Margate: Part 1
“Silent but for the pointless yearnings of migrant birds” Read it one way and this is the tale of the quiet skies over Europe in April 2010 when ash from Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic volcano, caused planes to be grounded and people to stay where they were. But brush the nap the other way … … Continue reading Paper Trail: 2010 by Julie Kirk
Friday 3rd May 2019 6.30 - 830pm Marine Studios 17 Albert Terrace Margate Kent CT9 1UJ What connects a collection of samples of historic paper, the archives of two closed printworks and the stories of people who worked there, and the idea of the seaside as a place of recovery, recuperation and rehabilitation? They're … Continue reading First Friday – Arts and Heritage