Events

To book an event please contact the venue directly,

1. Festival Launch Night

Rochester Art Gallery are kindly hosting this year’s official launch party for MPF19. Visitors will be able to view the gallery’s first exhibition of children’s work ‘START: Primary prints’ created especially for MPF19 (see below).

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Festival, meet local printmakers and find out more. There will be free refreshments and cake!

Friday 7th June 18:30 – 20:30

Rochester Art Gallery

 

Exhibitions

2. START: Primary Prints

In a special three-week exhibition for MPF19, over 200 pupils from local primary schools have printed artworks inspired by treasures from the Guildhall Museum, as part of its START programme. Lordswood School pupils have looked at historic local landscape paintings with printmaker Heather Haythornthwaite, and Stoke School and Allhallows Primary Academy are exploring rural life and the river with print artist Lily Dudley to show at Rochester Art Gallery. Classes from Balfour Junior Academy have worked with 3-D creative expert Jo Dyer of Animate Arts to create ‘The Paper Vault’ for Eastgate House inspired by historic coins. An artwork inspired by the same themes and made especially for the exhibition by each artist, will be displayed alongside the pupils work. Supported by Children & the Arts, Royal Opera House Bridge, Medway Council Heritage Service and Medway Arts Development Team.

30th May – 23rd June 10:00 – 17:00

Rochester Art Gallery

Wednesday – Sunday

10:00 17:00 (last admission 16:15) Eastgate House

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3. Kristiina Sandoe – Ends of the Earth

Our favourite collagraph artist has also mastered Gelli monoprinting, another print method that comes alive with the use of textured scrap materials. Kristiina’s new works are inspired by recent travels to New Zealand and Finland, with clever layered imagery capturing the atmosphere of these landscapes beautifully. Gelli prints, collagraphs and sketchbook drawings are shown together, revealing a wonderful development process. intraarts.org/kristiina-sandoe

8th June – 23rd June

Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun 10:00 16:00 Wed 11:00 – 18:00

INTRA

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4. The Kent Guild of Printers

Around fifteen Guild members are exhibiting in the Halpern Gallery at Nucleus Arts. The media employed ranges across relief printing, to include letterpress, lino and woodcuts, to intaglio in several forms, and silkscreen. Artist’s books and examples of bookbinding complete this comprehensive display of work.

7th June – 19th June Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00

The Halpern Gallery, Nucleus Arts Chatham

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5. Kate Neame Printmaker

The Halpern Pop Gallery will host an exhibition of screen prints and linocuts from this popular Kent artist. www.kateneameart.co.uk

2nd June – 28th June

See venue website for opening hours Cafe Nucleus Rochester

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6. The Guildhall Museum

Drop in and see a small display of print-related artefacts, including work by famous Rochester artist Charles Spencelayh, alongside the copper plates used for printing the 1951 Dickens Pageant programme.

8th June – 23rd June Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00

Guildhall Museum

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7. The Hazelnut Press presents Works on Paper 2019

Our regular members are exhibiting works for you to see during the festival. Come and discuss the equipment and materials we use here.

Contact info@hazelnut-press.com

8th June – 14th June Open by arrangement The Hazelnut Press

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8. The Old Brook Pumping Station Open Days

Come and see the actual Columbian press used to print the Rochester Gazette until 1868, displayed inside this fascinating industrial museum.

Saturday 8th, 15th & 22nd June 11:00 – 15:00

The Old Brook Pumping Station

WORKSHOPS

9. Family Printmaking Fun at Lego® & Art Club

Join us for our Lego® and Art Club for ages 4 and up. During the two hours, there will be the opportunity to try a range of Printmaking Activities from Potato to Relief

  printing. As well as our usual colouring and collage, there will be something for the whole family to try, not to mention a mountain of Lego® bricks from our outstanding collection. £4 for the first child. £1 each additional child. Adults go free.

Saturday 1st June 14:00 – 16:00

Nucleus Arts Chatham

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10. Simple Mono Printing Workshop

Join artist Wendy Daws to create your own monoprints inspired by the historic surroundings of Fort Amherst.

Saturday 8th June 10:00 – 14:00

Exhibitions

Fort Amherst, Chatham

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11. Propaganda Art (1984)

The Propaganda Art taster session will give learners the opportunity to create their own propaganda art poster using examples from recent and past history of famous propaganda art as inspiration. The session has been created in celebration

of the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984.. All ages and abilities. Families are very welcome as specific activities/ resources are suitable for young children.

Saturday 8th June 10:30 – 15:00

Rochester Community Hub,

Room 11. Medway Adult Education

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12. True Grain Monoprinting

On this course we explore a painterly approach to printmaking. Translucent layers of colours are painted onto this extraordinary material and transferred to paper through a press. It offers an immediate, gestural and subtle way to make a series of explorations. Workshop duration 5h with full tuition, all materials provided for proofing and artwork. Specialist paper is available to buy, or you may prefer to bring along your own heavy paper. Bring a packed lunch. £70 pp.

Saturday 8th June

09:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 15:30

Sunday 9th June

09:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 15:30

The Hazelnut Press

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13. Make a Dutch Raid Badge or Magnet

During this year’s The Dutch are Coming event, join artist Xtina Lamb for a drop-in session to print your own Dutch Raid inspired artwork onto a badge or magnet. This activity will use printing stamps based on images from newspaper reports printed at the time of the Dutch Raid from the Guildhall Museum’s collection.

Printing activity is free, however normal admission prices apply for entry to the castle, which includes all The Dutch are Coming event demonstrations and activities. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 10:00 – 16:00

Upnor Castle

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14. Reduction Linoprint Cards

In the reduction method the same block is cut away for each colour necessary to print the design. Bring along the blank cards and envelopes you want to use, and we’ll provide appropriate materials equipment and expertise to ensure your success. Some people make all their cards, whilst some make one brilliant card that can be sent to a commercial printer for reproduction. You could use this workshop to make a head start on printing your Christmas cards! Workshop duration 5h with full tuition, all materials provided for proofing and artwork. Bring a packed lunch. £70 pp.

Monday 10th June

9:30 12:00, 13:00 15:30

The Hazelnut Press

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15. Linocut Stamp Badges

Learn the basic principles of linocutting whilst creating a series of linocut stamp badges – badge by day, stamp by night (or whenever you fancy stamping something!). Carve your badge, colour it in, add a pin then stamp away. Lots

of design ideas to choose from. All workshop attendees will receive a 10% off voucher to use at Artycat. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £5 pp.

Monday 10th June

3 workshops to choose from:

10:30-11:30 / 12:30-13:30 / 14:30-15:30

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

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16 Metal Plate Hardground and Softground etching

Etching is an engrossing and highly expressive printmaking technique. This course is designed to introduce or revive your process skills. The image is drawn through a wax ground on the zinc plate, and then the plate is exposed to a corrosive salts bath, which etches into the bared metal in a controlled way. As well as these mark- making processes the application of the inks enables a wide range of expressive prints from a plate. Workshop duration 5h with full tuition, all materials provided for proofing and artwork. Specialist paper is available to buy, or you may prefer to bring along your own heavy watercolour paper. Bring a packed lunch. £70 pp.

Tuesday 11th June

09:30 – 12:30, 13:00 – 15:30

Tuesday 18th June

09:30 – 12:30, 13:00 – 15:30

The Hazelnut Press

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17 Gelli Printing

Come along to this 1-hour taster session and find out about the flexible type of mono printing called Gelli printing. Learn how to layer colours and experiment with designs and textures to produce natural and pop-art inspired prints. It promises to be creative, fun, messy and at times a tad unpredictable! All workshop attendees will receive a 10% off voucher to use at Artycat. Adults and children aged 8+

under 12s accompanied by an adult. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £5 pp.

Tuesday 11th June

3 workshops to choose from:

11:30-12:30 / 13:30-14:30/16:00-17:00 *

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Artycat @ Francis Iles

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18 Print making at Young at Art for over 55s

Join us at Nucleus Arts, Chatham, for our popular Young at Art session. This will be a two hour workshop with artist and teacher Sharon Cooper covering the basics of linocut design and cutting techniques. Free but Donations are welcome.

Booking essential: www.nucleusarts.com/workshops

Wednesday 12th & Wednesday 26th June

10:00 – 12:00

Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham

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19 Screen Print a Monogrammed Bag

Use screen printing techniques to personalise a gi sized bag for you or someone special at this taster session workshop. They’re the perfect size for lunch or books so you’ll never lose your cheese sarnies or favourite book again! All workshop attendees will receive a 10% off voucher to use at Artycat. Adults and children aged 8+ under 12s accompanied by an adult. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £5pp.

Wednesday 12th June

3 workshops to choose from:

11:30-12:30 / 13:30-14:30/16:00-17:00 *

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Artycat @ Francis Iles

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20 Gelli Monoprinting

Intrigued by the monoprints in INTRA’s exhibition? Take an in-depth look at the technique in a three hour gelli printing class, a versatile method using a flexible rubber-like plate. Great for nature prints, textures, stencil work, and layering colour to create beautiful images and patterns. Artist Xtina Lamb has developed gelli monoprinting processes for her work, and has many tips to share. £45 pp.

Booking essential: medwayfineprintmakers.co.uk/gelli-printing

Wednesday 12th June 14:00 – 17:00

INTRA

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21 Relief Printing at Social Art

Join us at Nucleus Arts, Chatham, for our Social Art session. During the two hours, there will be the opportunity to try Relief printing. As well as our usual range of arts and cra s, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole two hours. No booking required.

Thursday 13th June 14:00 – 16:00

Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham

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22 Collage x Print Victorian Postcards

Max-up these two on-trend art forms by combining cutting & pasting with inking & printing. Create a collage using black and white Victorian images then add a pop of colour with pre-cut linocut stamps. All workshop attendees will receive a 10% off voucher to use at Artycat. Adults and children aged 8+ under 12s accompanied by an adult. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £5 pp.

Thursday 13th June

3 workshops to choose from:

10:30-11:30/12:30-13:30/14:30-15:30 *

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Artycat @ Francis Iles

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23 Landscape Mono Screen Printing

Learn tricks and cheats to produce a series of abstract landscape prints using the quickest and simplest of screen printing techniques – mono screen printing. You’ll trace a design then blob (it’s a technical term) on paint and pull the print with a squeegee to create your masterpiece. All workshop attendees will receive a 10% off voucher to use at Artycat. Adults and children aged 8+ under 12s accompanied by an adult. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £5 pp.

Friday 14th June

3 workshops to choose from:

10:30-11:30/12:30-13:30/ *

14:30-15:30 – SOLD OUT

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Artycat @ Francis Iles

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24 Textiles Print

Design and Create your own T-shirt and tote bag in this textiles print workshop. Open to 13 – 18 year olds living within Kent and Medway. To find out more and book your space visit www.uca.ac.uk/KaMCOP/MedwayPrint2019

Saturday 15th June 10:00 – 14:00

UCA Rochester Campus

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25 Double Linocut Printmaking (Intermediate)

Join us at Artycat @ Francis Iles for double linocut printmaking, where you will learn how to create a two-tone print over two sheets of lino. All materials and tea/coffee provided. Stair access. £20 pp.

Saturday 15th June

14:30 17:00 *

Artycat @ Francis Iles

*+ £0.92 online booking fee

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26 Screen Print a Tote Bag and Tea Towel

This is a fun and practical screen printing workshop where you will learn how to transfer an image to a stencil and produce a perfect print onto a tote bag and tea towel. Lots of design ideas to choose from or bring your own. Suitable for complete beginners. No printing experience necessary. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat. £20 pp.

Saturday 15th June

14:00 16:30 – SOLD OUT

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Nucleus Creative Riverside Hub

*+ £1.91 online booking fee

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27 Letterpress, a two-day course

This two-day workshop includes simple typographic instruction and page layout design, with a short history of European word based printing. Using original C19 and C20 woodletter, metal type and picture blocks you can make small posters and greeting cards, printing them on two Albion presses made in 1840 and 1862. The course focuses on the acquisition of skills and quality workmanship rather than volume production. Workshop duration 10h with full tuition, all materials provided. Bring a packed lunch. £140 pp.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June

09:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 15:30

The Hazelnut Press

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28 Mokulito – lithography with wooden plates

Mokulito is an alternative lithographic technique, relatively new in the UK, where the printing surface is made of plywood instead of a stone block. Wooden plates can be cut into as well as draw onto, building up contrasting lines, textures and atmospheric imagery. Learn the principles of this exciting technique with Kasia Parker over two Sundays, experimenting with mark making and trying various printing methods. Suitable for beginners. £140 pp. Booking essential medwayfineprintmakers.co.uk/mokulito-lithography/

Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd June 11:00 – 17:00 – CANCELLED

INTRA

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29 River Prints

Ahoy there! – family flag printing at The River Festival. Join printmaker Lily Dudley at the River Festival and create beautiful fluttering printed flags. Use carved foam, sponges and rollers, and take inspiration from tantalising tales of the river. Suitable for families.

Sunday 16th June 11:00 – 16:30

Chatham Library, Community Hub

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30 Simple Bookbinding Workshop

Learn some of the basics of bookbinding, study examples of artists’ books and create hand- sewn pamphlets and a concertina book with cloth covers. Decorate the pamphlet covers and endpapers with simple prints of your own design, or

pre-made stamps. medwayfineprintmakers.co.uk/simple-bookbinding/ £40 pp.

Saturday 22nd June 13:00 – 16:00

INTRA

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31 Linocut with Nick Morley

Nick Morley, aka Linocutboy and author of the excellent book ‘Linocut for Artists and Designers’, leads this introductory workshop exploring ways to get great results with relief printing. With examples of linocut prints, methods to transfer your design, safe techniques for using and sharpening tools, how to ink up your carved block, choosing papers and printing, there are lots of useful tips to learn. Booking essential medwayfineprintmakers.co.uk/linocut/ £75 pp.

Saturday 22nd June 10:30 – 16:30 – SOLD OUT

INTRA

32 Caribbean Prints

Part of Windrush Day Culture Fest celebrations organised by Medway African and Caribbean Association, print maker Heather Haythornthwaite will help you to make beautiful printed artworks inspired by the Caribbean and the story of the Windrush Generation. Get busy with colourful inks, rollers, tiles and bright paper. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 22nd June 10:00 – 16:00

Chatham Library, Community Hub

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33 Gelli Printing

All ages welcome! Come and try out gelli printing, use stamps, stencils and cut-outs to create your one-off print. MPF coincides with Refugee Week this year so we are exploring the theme, ‘I would save…’ Imagine you have to suddenly leave your home what would you take with you? Suitable for complete beginners.

No printing experience necessary. Adults and children aged 5+ under 12s accompanied by an adult. Workshop run by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat.£4 pp.

Saturday 22nd June

3 workshops to choose from: 10:00-11:00/11:30-12:30/13:00-14:00

to book: http://www.iprintedthat.com/medway-print-festival-2019.html

Huguenot Museum

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FURTHER INFORMATION

For all individual event enquiries and bookings and for details of facilities and access, please contact the host venue directly on the number/email provided by them. Event information has been provided in good faith and organisations have not paid to participate in MPF18. All activities are subject to change or cancellation by the host organisation. Some courses require a minimum number of pre-booked participants for them to go ahead. MPF take no responsibility for changes to the published programme or their activities and apologise for any alterations that may occur. We kindly suggest you check ahead with a host venue to avoid disappointment.

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Directory of venues

Chatham Library Community Hub

Dock Rd, Chatham, ME4 4TX
01634 337799
Email: chatham.library@medway.gov.uk

https://www.facebook.com/medwaylibraries or visit any Medway library

 

Fort Amherst

The Guard House, Fort Amherst
Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4UB
01634 847747
Email: commandoftheheights@medway.gov.uk for information on the workshops.

To book Contact:  fortamherst.com / admin@fortamherst.com
The Print workshops are part of The Command of The Heights project in partnership with Medway Council and funded by the HLF project. There is disabled parking near The Guard House and there will a clip board surface for wheelchair use.

 

The Hazelnut Press

1 Ridley Road, Rochester, ME1 1UL info@hazelnut-press.com
07702 269972 www.hazelnut-press.com

Please book by email info@hazelnut-press.com 20% concessions are available for some courses to studio members, unemployed, full time students, graduates of less than two years and disabled people. The studio can accommodate up to four students and is located down a few steps. These and other courses are o ered throughout the year. Contact us if you have other dates or printing projects in mind.

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Huguenot Museum

Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX
01634 789347 / www.huguenotmuseum.org / info@huguenotmuseum.org

Opening Hours: Wed – Sat 10:00 – 17:00,
Bank Holiday Mon 10:00 – 16:00, Sun – Tue Closed

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INTRA

337-341 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DA  01634 753299
Opening Hours: Mon 10:00-16:00, Wed 10:00-21:00, Thu 10:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-16:00

https://intraarts.org/

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The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE www.thedockyard.co.uk

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Medway Adult Education Centre

Rochester Centre, Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW 01634 338400 www.medway.gov.uk/adultlearningenquiries@medway.gov.uk

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Nucleus Arts Centre & Halpern Gallery

272 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4BP
Email booking: admin@nucleusarts.co.uk
or via website: www.nucleusarts.com/workshops

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00, Sun Closed

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The Old Brook Pumping Station

Solomons Road, Chatham, ME4 4AJ
01634 332680 / miag@oldbrookpumping.co.uk

www.oldbrookpumping.co.uk
Admission free, Opening Hours: Sat 11:00 – 15:00

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Rochester Art Gallery

Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX
Contact the Arts Team arts@medway.gov.uk / 01634338319 for details of workshops or to find out more. Or visit the Rochester Art Gallery & Craft Case facebook page www.enjoymedway.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 17:00 & Sun 11.00 – 16.00

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Sun Pier House

The Gallery, 2nd floor, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF
No disabled access. Please call Gallery in advance for any queries 01634 812 805, or visit www.sunpierhouse.co.uk Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 10:00 – 16:00

& Sun 12:00 – 16:00. (Closed Mondays)

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Upnor Castle

Upper Upnor, near Rochester, ME2 4XG
01634 332902

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/upnor-castle

www.visitmedway.org/attractions/upnor-castle/9038

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 18:00

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The Guildhall Museum

17 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY
01634 332 900

Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00

guildhall.museum@medway.gov.uk

www.visitmedway.org/attractions/rochester-guildhall-museum-2132/

Access for visitors with disabilities is limited

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UCA Rochester Campus
UCA Rochester, Fort Pitt Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DZ

To find out more information on the workshop and to book your space visit: (Booking Essential) www.uca.ac.uk/KaMCOP/MedwayPrint2019

Contact the UCA KaMCOP team at: KaMCOP@uca.ac.uk / 01634 888691 / Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 17:15.

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Nucleus Creative Riverside Hub, Chatham
2nd Floor, 13 Military Road, Chatham ME4 4JG

The workshop studio is located above the cafe at Nucleus Creative Riverside Hub. Please walk through to the back of the cafe and through the door on your left then up the stairs to the 2nd floor. Unfortunately there is no disabled access. Bookings: www.iprintedthat.com/workshop-calendar.html

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Cafe Nucleus Rochester
The Conservancy Board Building, 15a High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY.
www.cafenucleus.co.uk

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Eastgate House

High Street, Rochester, ME1 1EW
Wed – Sun 10:00 to 17:00. Last admission 16:15

eastgate.house@medway.gov.uk / 01634 332700
Adult £5.50, Concessions £4, Under 5s Free, Family ticket £15 www.visitmedway.org/attractions/eastgate-house-1805

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Artycat @ Francis Iles
104 High Street, Rochester / Email: advice@artycat.com

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm Book in store or over the phone on 01634 843881. www.iprintedthat.com for workshop bookings (+£0.92) Web: www.artycat.com / No disabled access

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Calling all Printmakers for MPF20!

The next Medway Print Festival will take place 6th – 21st June 2020

To get involved contact arts@medway.gov.uk / 01634 338319