3 / Details & Directions


Details for your time at the Workshop

3.1. You will be standing all day — so please wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals please! — the equipment is heavy and if you drop anything on your toes it will hurt.

3.2. Do not wear your best clothes — you will certainly get dirty and inky, if you have an apron please bring it with you — those of you with long hair, please make sure it is tied back!

3.3. There is still-water, teas & coffee but you will need to keep hydrated all day — so be prepared.

3.5. Please bring a note or sketch book and a camera if you wish, photograph & documenting your work is encouraged.

3.6. The workshop is completely ‘off-line’ there is no landline or internet available — you will have enough to do without the lure & distraction of new technology —­ mobile phone reception is poor in the workshop, so calls are usually taken outside in the yard.

3.7. If you have any wood or metal type of your own please bring it with you — we may have the opportunity of proofing it during the class.

3.8. If you have any type or depth scales then they may also come in handy

3.9. & finally — please bring an open mind!
I look forward to seeing you all — I hope you enjoy yourselves!


Getting to the Workshop

The Nearest Tube station is Kennington on the Northern line. Elephant & Castle is also very close & is on both Northern & Bakerloo lines & has connections to many mainline trains. You can also park in the yard if you are driving & there are secure bike racks if you fancy getting the bike out.

Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop
20 Iliffe Yard
Walworth & Kennington
London SE17 3QA