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Leicester Print Festival

When and where?

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 10.00am - 5.00pm
at Leicester Print Workshop.

What does it cost?


Join us for our second annual Print Festival.

Free printmaking demonstrations, artist talks, family drop-in activities, exhibitions, our Christmas Shop, St. Martin’s Printmakers Blend coffee and print bargains galore! And all for free! Take a look at the full programme of events and activities below. Activities will be taking place at Leicester Print Workshop and LCB Depot.

All free and open to everyone.

At LCB Depot, Grays Cafe will be serving refreshments including hot and cold lunches on both days.

Download the full programme here.

Leicester Print Festival is proud to be part of Leicester Art Week.

Activities at Leicester Print Workshop

Saturday 11th November & Sunday 12th November

All day drop in printmaking activities @ LPW Project Space
11am – 4pm

All day drop in printmaking activities @ LCB Depot
11am – 4pm

Live Collaborative Print Project, Demo & Drop In @ LPW Education Space
1pm – 4pm

Live Collaborative Print Project, Demo & Drop In

In our Education Space, a group of LPW Artists will be working together all weekend to create amazing combination and collaged prints. Pop in to chat to artists and them print. The collaborative prints produced will be for sale after the Festival with all funds going to LPW.

Artists Talks and Demonstrations

Saturday 11th November

Saturday 11th November, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Lithography Talk and demonstration with LPW Artists Nína Óskarsdóttir and Mandy Payne

Nína Óskarsdóttir and Mandy Payne will talk about their recent stone lithography fellowship and how printmaking has contributed to their art practice.

Saturday 11th November, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Print Futures: Talk and demonstration with LPW Artist Theo Miller

Sunday 12th November

Sunday 12th November, 11.30am – 12.30pm
35 years of Linocutting: Talk and demonstration with LPW Artist Sarah Kirby

LPW Artist Sarah Kirby will talk about, demonstrate and illustrate her impressive history of making linocut prints. Take a look at how she makes her prints at Leicester Print Workshop using our Columbian Press.

Sunday 12th November, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
PULL A FAST ONE! Talk and demonstration with LPW Artist Beach

Crash! Bang! Squeegee! The world’s fastest printmaking course. Everything you need to know to start screenprinting in just 55 minutes.


Brutal Náttúra: An exhibition of work by LPW Lithography Fellows Nína Óskarsdóttir and Mandy Payne
Showing at LPW Exhibition Space

Screenprints by LPW Artist Bev Goodrich
Showing at The Print Room at LCB Depot

Open Studios

Some of our Upper Floor Artists will be opening their studios for the weekend. Come and see the wonderful work made by our talented community of studio artists.

Studio 9 Print Sale

Our Upstairs Studio 9 will be transformed into a pop up gallery selling work by LPW Artists participating in the festival, prints made as part of the Live Collaborative Print Project and beautiful framed Small Print International bargains, selling at a special one off Print Festival price.

Printmakers Blend Coffee

The 2017 Print Festival sees the launch of this years’ Printmakers Blend coffee, which is an ongoing collaboration between Leicester Print Workshop and St. Martin’s Coffee Roasters. The Printmakers Blend coffee features a limited edition printed label, made by one of our artist members.

This years coffee label design is by Hatty Buchanan. Hatty has a studio at Leicester Print Workshop and is a regular presence. Her work focuses on woodcut and monoprint, making images that explore reductive, simple mark making to reveal both personal and formal truths. Hatty has designed a limited edition coffee label featuring an abstract woodcut that explores the rhythm of a simple repeated geometric shape.

Hatty will also have a display of her woodcut monoprints at St Martins on the Square coffee house, who are committed to supporting local artists.

LPW Printmakers Blend coffee is on sale exclusively at the workshop and all proceeds from its sale supports the work of the Leicester Print Workshop.