Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
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  • April6th

    Spring update

    Posted in: News

    Hot Bed Press is still closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest easing of lockdown announcements are great news; a beer in a pub garden, meeting outside in more than one household, shops to reopen etc. However, due to the nature of our business we are not allowed to reopen to members just yet.

    There will be more announcements from the Government on further easing or restrictions to come into place no earlier than 17th May. We will be following the news closely and looking to reopen as soon as it is practical, to do so.

     

    Of course there’s more to it than just opening the doors again and welcoming everyone back. We have to plan and get booking systems back in place, clean the workshop thoroughly again and make sure we have done everything we possibly can to make the workshop safe.

     

    We currently have some staff on furlough or flexi-furlough [and when we are back in are back down to 4 staff now that Kate has moved on]. Planning for the whole staff team to be back in and able to work in a safe working environment is something we are taking every precaution to get right.

     

    When we do reopen it is going to be a steady and gradual reopening to make sure we don’t go to quickly and have to shut again. We are working hard to get things right and be confident on everything running smoothly, but there’s complex decisions and planning to be done over coming weeks.

     

    We will be back better and stronger as an organisation ready to welcome everyone back into an improved Hot Bed Press.

     

     

     

    It is likely that we will not reopen until June.

     



  • January7th

    Lockdown #3

    Posted in: News

    Here we go again.

    Hot Bed Press will remain shut until the end of February. We are currently assuming we will be able to reopen around 22nd February but await government announcements. Brace yourself… it may end up being clear to reopen in March.

    We will not be beaten

    We will return

    We will come back stronger

    Watch this space

     

    Stay safe out there everybody!

     



  • November26th

    We hopefully (fingers and toes crossed) have something very exciting happening next month…
    Hot Bed Press member Kamila Kasprowicz will be showing work in ‘Interspaces’.
    Kamila will be joined by artists Aleksander Ostrowski, Wojciech Osuchowski, Justyna Stefariczyk and Ryszard Pielesz who are all based in Poland.
    We are really excited to invite international artists to show in our workshop – even if they can’t be here in person!
    Look out for more details soon.


  • November2nd

    With the announcement on Sunday 1st November that England is to be put into national lockdown from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, Hot Bed Press will close it’s doors to members once again for a month.

     

    We are really sorry for any inconvenience. It had been so good to have members coming back in and seeing new prints being created, and just as importantly having the community of artists together and a buzz around the place again.

     

    We will continue to run the Complete Printmaker and Book Arts courses as for this we fit under the educational facilities allowed to carry on through lockdown like colleges and adult education centres. We stay committed to fulfilling these year-long courses.

     

    Unfortunately we cannot run the weekend and evening courses as we have already had too many people pull off the courses, even before lockdown, meaning that we were running courses at a loss. We will postpone all weekend and evening courses until further notice and look to announce courses next year. (For those booked on the already rearranged Copper Sulphate courses we will be in touch.)

     

    Sorry to all members who had got back into the swing of coming in and producing new work. We will keep all screens for an extra month.

     

    Please look out for announcements on our re-opening which will be Wednesday 2nd December as long as lockdown is not extended.

     

    All the best

    Stay well.

    Sean and the team at Hot Bed Press



  • June24th

    We will be re-opening to members from Wednesday 1st July!

     

    Unfortunately we cannot take on any new members at this time.

    Use of the workshop will be on a strictly limited basis and with slightly different opening hours.
    We will be opening between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Each day after 4.00pm there will be a full clean down and sterilisation of the whole workshop ready for the next day.
    Numbers will be limited to 12 members per day until further notice whilst we slowly get back to normal.

    This will be split to 4 people per area; screenprint, relief print/letterpress and etching.
    You may only book one session per week to enable us to accommodate as many members as we can; sorry, no block booking.
    We will only be taking bookings by phone on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 10.00am and 1.00pm, and only for booking spaces the following week. We will not be taking bookings by e-mail.

    We will constantly review the booking and numbers allowed in and will hope to increase availability as long as we feel it is safe for you as members and for staff working here.

    Stay safe! We will see you all soon

  • June18th

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new 20:20 website!

    Visit www.2020printexchange.com

  • May7th

    Like Most organisations and businesses across the UK, Hot Bed Press has been hit by the corona virus with income streams lost or diminished and the likelihood of a longer term effect on income at least for this year; possibly for the next 18 months.

    We need your support!

    In April we launched Hot Bed Editions, (hotbedpress.bigcartel.com).

    Unfortunately this won’t be enough to make up for the loss of 2 course programmes and 3 events plus outreach workshops, exhibitions, and more. We estimate the loss of income to be around £25,000 – £30,000 this year

    This is where you can help us…

    By donating to Hot Bed Press through our Just Giving site you are helping us to continue our good work and to keep our great workshop alive and kicking. We would appreciate any donation large or small; it will all go towards keeping the workshop fully staffed, and the resources well maintained.

    We are aiming to get at least £5,000 through donations, which will go on essential equipment and upkeep.

    We want to thank you all for the ways you have already supported us whether that is through buying a print from Hot Bed Editions, continuing to pay your membership, or spreading the word about us and what we do.
    If you can donate we would be very grateful, but we understand not everyone is in the position to do so. Perhaps you could book on a future course or purchase one of our Hot Bed Editions prints; we are planning the launch of more throughout the year. It all helps.

    We want to be here and going strong and to promote and support print in every way we can for years to come.

  • April29th

    We are pleased to announce the launch of Hot Bed Editions a new scheme to promote the best in fine art prints and raise money towards special projects.

    The first print is a 5 colour screen-print from artist Raul Gutierrez who designed and painted our lovely mural.

    You can see more of Raul’s work on his website: www.loya.co.uk

    We will be selling this limited edition of 50 prints for £50 each. All money will go towards Hot Bed Press and help keep us afloat during this tricky time. The prints are now available to pre-order and will be available to collect when Hot Bed Press re-opens.

     

    To purchase print head to our shop

    hotbedpress.bigcartel.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



  • April17th

    We are excited to announce that our online shop will be launching on May 1st! On the shop you will be able to purchase Hot Bed Press merchandise and prints as part of Hot Bed Editions (more to come on that soon…). To be the first to know make sure you sign up to our mailing list.

  • April9th

    Happy Easter

    Posted in: News

    Hello!!! We just wanted to wish all Hot Bed Press Members and Friends a very happy Easter. It may not be the Easter we planned for but we hope you can manage to take a break!!! We are currently still closed due to COVID-19 but are active on social media and via email. Stay in touch and remember to tag us in anything you are doing!