Rising Sun Arts Centre Bookface poster 2019

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street is holding an artist’s book fair weekend on 12 and 13 October. The fair will include stalls exhibiting artists’ work, story-telling, poetry readings and bookmaking.

The exhibiting artists include Ahmad Alazami, Immy Smith, Rachel Knight, Richard Conway Jones, Denis Cotter, Lisa-Marie Gibbs, Sam Knight, Janina Maher, The Move Up Project, Mary Riley, ZAP Publishing and Neile Wright

The fair includes improvised storytelling by Zelda the Fantastic (from Front Room Theatre), who will create a story from an object or idea provided by visitors, and there will be poetry readings by Eric Fairman as well as story readings by Anne-Marie Beatty.

There will be stalls selling and exhibiting artists’ books and artworks, including illustrations, textiles, printmaking, sketchbooks, handmade books, mixed-media books, altered books, small press and limited editions.

The fair opens at 11am and closes at 5pm on both Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October. Entry is free, and the Yellow Teapot Café will be open serving homemade snacks and refreshments.