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12.2010


Al-Mutanabbi Broadsides exhibition + events

books arts event
venue: uwe bristol library / foyer + ink spot press brighton
dates: 9 december 2010. 5-7pm bristol / from 6pm brighton
url: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/mutevents10.htm

A special event at Bower Ashton on Thursday 9th December included readings and an auction of broadsides for Médecins Sans Frontières, in the library from 5pm - 7pm.

The event raised £556 for MSF

Many thanks to all who attended, and your generous bids and donations!
Thank you also to everyone who helped out, Natalie, Paul, Helen, and to Angie and Lilla for their help and their readings.

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides
Exhibition Events at UWE, Bristol - Thursday 9th December 2010, 5-7 pm
and at Ink Spot Press, Brighton -Thursday 9th December 2010, from 6 pm

The al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition project was created as an arts community response to the car bombing
of al-Mutanabbi street, and has been organising readings and events since April 2007 and fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). As part of the European tour of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides,
we will be showing a selection of the 130 letterpress printed broadsides created for the project,
at Bower Ashton Library at UWE Bristol, from 8th December 2010 - 30th January 2011
and at Ink Spot Press, Brighton from 10th December 2010 - 10th January 2011

A special event - Thursday 9th December at UWE Bristol in the library and downstairs foyer from
5pm - 7pm, with drinks and nibbles - will include readings, and an auction of broadsides for
Médecins Sans Frontières. Please join us! The auction will take place at 6pm.

If you cannot make it in person, we will be listing the broadsides in this exhibition online so you can email your maximum bid by 5pm the day before, if you wish to join the auction to: Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
Bids start at 45 GBP, which is probably the equivalent of a nice dinner out for two, but for MSF means the money to buy dressings to treat 20 major burns.
Bower Ashton Library, UWE, Bristol, Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education
Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT, UK. Tel: 0117 32 84915 / Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk

Ink Spot Press in Brighton is hosting a special event from 6 pm on Thursday 9th December,
showing a great selection of letterpress broadsides produced for this project. Do come along!

Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides 10th December 2010 - 10th January 2011, Ink Spot Press, Module B1,
Enterprise Point, Melbourne St Brighton BN2 3LH. Tel: 01273 691496 / info@inkspotpress.co.uk
Do come along to show your support for Al-Mutanabbi Street!

Here is a downloadable .pdf invitation, if you are in the area we would be very happy to see you, and please do feel free to pass this invitation on to others.

 

Those of you who have generously contributed letterpress broadsides to the project, please come if you can make it, and see the wonderful prints we will have on display at each venue from Europe and the USA.

We hope you can make it to one - or both  - of the exhibitions or events, and look forward to seeing you if you do!

With best wishes
Al-Mutanabbi Street exhibition organisers in Bristol and Brighton

Links

Book Arts at the CFPR
More Information
UWE Book Arts website
www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk
Download a .pdf invitation to the events
invite.pdf
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