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Power of Print Talk

Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Jess Baines will explore the variety of east London's alternative printing initiatives between the early 1970s and 1990s, putting these often radical and social movements into a wider cultural and political context.

Jess Baines is a Senior Lecturer for Contextual and Theoretical Studies in the Design School at London College of Communication. Before going into teaching, she worked for many years in ‘alternative’ printing shops in south and east London. She has done a considerable amount of research and writing, about the history and particularities of these forms of radical printers in the UK which often tried to combine resourcing radical and social movements and campaigns and experimenting with alternative working structures.

Booking is recommended.

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Adults £5

Concession rate (available to students, over 65s, under 18s and Bow Arts artists) £3

*Maximum capacity 40

This event is part of the Lightboxes & Lettering event programme, which celebrates the fascinating and important history of east London's print industry, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Nunnery Café is open for all Nunnery Gallery evening events, serving food, drinks and AllPress Coffee.

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.

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