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A history of Print Press’ decline – ‘Banging out’ film & panel

  • 06/10/16
  • 19:00 - 21:00

 

The Bristol Cable & Bristol Set In Print present a evening through the History of Print Press. The event will include:

Documentary screening: ‘Banging out: Fleet Street Remembered’
Panel discussion: former print worker, union representatives, and journalists will be sharing their experience of the evolution of print press
& Letterpress Workshop visit: this printers’ collective will be opening the doors to their workshop and guide us through their work.

The documentary ‘Banging Out’ puts former print workers at the forefront of telling the history of a key period in the decline of the press industry in the 1980s.

“There used to be a tradition in Fleet Street newspapers called ‘banging out’. As a retired employee wandered towards his rendezvous with a carriage clock, the printers serenaded him by whacking the metal benches with their hammers, beating out a ceremonial slow-march to mark his departure.” Jim White

£2 Cable members/former printers / £4 general public

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