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HOT BED PRESS – Coronavirus lockdown update – post Easter

Following the latest announcements on easing of lockdown from 12th April we are still not allowed to open as normal, [except for formal structured education]. We cannot open for members yet as this does not fit with restrictions on meeting indoors.


We are currently looking to re-open in June. The stage 3, further easing of lockdown measures will come into place ‘no earlier’ than 17th May, with more announcements around a week earlier. We will await these announcements before setting a definite date to reopen.

We remain committed to keeping staff, members and everyone safe and will be working hard to keep on getting Hot Bed Press ready to welcome back members and get back to some sense of normality and creativity.


The Complete Printmaker 2021

We were pleased to have been able to finish the commitment to running the Complete Printmaker and Book Arts from 2020, with the last 4 sessions in March. We are now aiming to run the 2021 Complete Printmaker from 10th May 2021. We will be allowed to run formal education courses and can just about fit in 30 weeks of term-time courses from 10th May running through to July, and then September to February 2022. (We are also trying to plan for the Complete Book Arts to start again around the same time, but are currently working out logistics.)

We will be contacting everyone who has already expressed an interest in The Compete Printmaker and will start advertising the courses out soon.


We cannot yet run weekend or evening courses as these do not fit into formal education. We also want to run these well with full numbers when we can safely do so. We will announce weekend courses including rearranged courses postponed from 2020 as soon as we can.


All the best & stay safe

Sean Rorke – Artistic Director

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