Thursday, 18 August 2011

John Grundy video on Youtube Channel

The popular video "Thomas Bewick" (2003) featuring John Grundy is now available on Youtube in 5 bite-size episodes.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cherryburn thanks

Many thanks to all those who came along to Cherryburn today to celebrate Thomas Bewick's 258th birthday. Thanks to the National Trust and its wonderful volunteers for making us all welcome.
Stars of the show were the Russian book-plate artists of 1989. We re-lived the "Bewick Museum" book-plate exhibition, examining the 91 entries retrieved from the archive at Cherryburn.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Wood Engraving Classes & Courses at Northern Print

Northern Print are running two courses led by Chris Daunt. There are still places left. Contact Northern Print for all the relevant details, bookings etc. This from their brochure:

Wood Engraving with Chris Daunt
During this course, leading wood engraver Chris Daunt will guide you    through this fascinating process. You will be shown how to transfer a   simple image on to a wood block, how to use specialist tools to cut the block and then how to ink and print it. All tools and materials are provided and there will be the opportunity to purchase additional materials at the end of the course. Suitable for beginners.
Thursday 11 August (1 day course)
10am-5pm | £55 | £49.50 concession

Ex Libris: Design & Print a Book Plate
Leading Wood Engraver Chris Daunt will be running a wood engraving course over 6 evenings, which will result in you producing your very own book plate. Chris will take you through the tradition of book plates (also known as Ex Libris) and will then help you to design, cut and print your book plate as a wood engraving. No experience is required – suitable for complete beginners. You could make one for yourself or even as a Christmas gift for someone.
    Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 September & 5, 12, 19 October
     6pm-8.30pm | £150 | £135 concession (6 sessions)

Northern Print  Stepney Bank  Newcastle upon Tyne  NE1 2NP
Tel: 0191 261 7000 Fax: 0191 261 6700 Minicom: 0191 261 6710
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Friday, 5 August 2011


Every year the Bewick Society meets at Cherryburn to honour the birthday of our distinguished figurehead. Bewick maintained that he was born on Lammas Day, the 12th of August, so this year we are only two days late with our celebrations.
We will be continuing our 'after lunch conversation' format with a series of short discussions. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the experts of the Bewick Society, show them your collection and maybe join in the after lunch conversations. There is usually a very tasty Birthday Cake!
Date and time: Sunday 14 August from 1-4pm. Northumbrian music at 1pm. Followed by light afternoon conversation 2-4pm.
Venue: Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, near Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7DD.
Admission: Admission charges apply. National Trust and Bewick Society members free on production of a valid membership card.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Piñata Attack

Piñata Attack by Bewick Society
Piñata Attack, a photo by Bewick Society on Flickr.

Stewart Thirkell's Surprise Farewell Party, Cherryburn, Thursday 4th August.

Colleagues, friends and volunteers gathered to wish him well and to say thank you for twenty years of service at Cherryburn.

Click on the photograph to see others on the Bewick Society Flickr pages.