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Late: To the Letter

Thu 16 May 2024 , 7pm-10pm

Kelham Island Museum

Join Sheffield Museums and Sheffield Hallam University for an evening celebrating all things print, typography and letterforms.  


In the industrial atmosphere of Kelham Island Museum, you’ll learn about early printing techniques, the complex art of designing typefaces and Sheffield’s important but little-known role in the print industry.  

The event is inspired by Stephenson Blake & Co., a Sheffield type foundry that came from modest beginnings in 1818 to become the largest supplier of metal type for printing in the UK, with customers across the world. Combining artful typeface and highly skilled metal manufacturing, the foundry produced many of the fonts we see every day on our screens and in print.  

Expect a variety of demonstrations, hands-on activities, longer workshops and a pay bar. Whether you’re a graphic design aficionado, a local history enthusiast or just keen to try something new, Late: To the Letter will offer a fun, interactive and alternative evening out at the museum.  

Further details of the activities available is coming soon. Admission is for over 18s only. 

Sheffield Museums Lates are a night out with a difference. These after-hours special events are a place where adults can explore, enjoy, and be entertained. Lates span a wide range of themes and topics, bringing together activities, talks, workshops, and a pay bar. Try something new, have fun, and experience an alternative night out at the museum. 


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Kelham Island Museum

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