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

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HOT BED PRESS  Open For Business

We are pleased to say that we reopened Hot Bed Press at the end of July. 

The first few weeks have been steady and it has been lovely to see members coming back in and getting printing again.

We will only be opening Monday to Thursday for the time-being until we can get fully up to speed. This may be ongoing until November when we hope to get more staff in, but we currently don’t have the capacity to open every day.

We are not taking new members currently as we have to catch up with existing members and have not yet got the staffing capacity back to being able to support new members fully. However, we are keeping a list of enquiries for new members and will be in touch with all on the list to start new members as soon as we can.

As for weekend and evening courses, we are currently trying to catch up on previous courses postponed during lockdown/s and are in touch with all those previously booked on courses who now have credit with us to rearrange courses. We hope to have caught up by early September and be ready to start planning and advertising new courses as soon as we can; potentially late September to October as the earliest we will run new courses.

We are pleased to be running The Condensed Book Arts course which starts on Wednesday 1st September. This 20 week course is our way of making up for the loss of last year’s Complete Book Arts course and to fit something in this year. It’s still packed through with amazing ways to make original handmade books and is booking up fast, (pardon the pun).

All the best & stay safe

Sean Rorke – Artistic Director

    Latest News

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • June18th

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

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