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Medway Fine Printmakers - our move to Rochester high street
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INTRA's workshop space

March Newsletter

What's printing down by the river Medway?

The move is almost complete, so time for an update on our progress. We've got course dates, collaborations and news of our Get Creative Medway map project to share.

INTRA building

INTRA

Settling into our new home

 

With the assistance of lovely volunteers who helped us to heave, shove, scrape, paint and scrub... we have now moved nearly all our equipment up to INTRA at 337-341 High Street, Rochester. Hurray!

INTRA is being set up as a charity, and aims to bring a multi-disciplinary arts programme and wonderful facilities to this neglected part of the Medway towns - between Rochester station and Chatham High Street.

The building has lots of character, our vintage work benches sit nicely with the wooden floored workspace at the entrance and we're looking forward to running courses here. You can spy Rochester Letterpress's beautiful 'Black Betty' platen press in the window.

Xtina Lamb has set up her studio Printed Wonders like a cabinet of curiosities with colourful tins, ephemera, haberdashery, vintage toys alongside Gocco & heat press equipment. Faye Lamb (no relation!) is bringing Unravel & Unwind to INTRA and will be hosting yarn craft and other creative workshops in her studio.

Medway Fine Printmakers have sent the etching press on a holiday to City Lit for a few weeks, but it will be returning to join us at INTRA in April. The Albion press will be installed on Monday and we hope to have open access up and running very soon.

The screen printing equipment is all in and assembled, we're just getting some plumbing finished and then that'll be open for business too.

 

 
Pistol Matches screenprint

Workshop Dates

Printmaking classes for all

 

We've started adding dates to our calendar - how about joining us?
March

Bookbinding with Fred Wyver - Sat 22
Gocco Hi-Mesh - Sun 30
April
Monsters Ink - Wed 9
Screen Printing - Sat 12 / Sun 13
Easter Gocco Taster - Tue 15
Screen Printing - Thu 24 / Fri 25
See workshop details

Get Creative Medway!

Map the possibilities

We're making a map of places in Medway offering courses, equipment, hire space, clubs and any way to get creative! The project spans all arts disciplines and any venue can be included, so long as the public can use it to create something themselves - be it dance, theatre, visual arts, music or writing. We've started an online map (take a sneaky peek) but there will also be a paper one.

We held an open day at INTRA in February and asked people what creative activities they wanted to do in Medway. You can still pop in and tell us, and help us to record your wish list on our windows with colourful vinyl stickers.
 
Get Creative Medway window stickers

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