For the next month, Sheffield’s Site Gallery celebrates the printed word, paying homage to the physical page in its myriad forms with a series of public events. Starting on Saturday, you can pick up work by experimental publishers from across the world in a pop-up bookshop, drop in to swap your books and even chat to regional and national artists over brunch. Also on show is ‘Coracle Press 1989 – 2012′, part of the touring exhibition Printed in Norfolk, which is sure to inspire and intrigue. In its various roles as printer, publisher, bookshop and gallery, Coracle Press has worked to expand the creative possibilities of publishing. It has spent more than three decades collaborating with artists and poets, from Kurt Schwitters to Richard Tuttle, publishing artists’ books, critical works, editions and other ephemera. Sheffield/Leeds-based art and writing duo COPY, who are in residency for the duration, will be engaged in dialogue with the exhibition, running workshops, writing and researching a publication and commissioning giant new text-based posters which will be displayed at a closing event on 6 September. Definitely one for anyone with a love of words.

Sat 11 Aug – Sat 8 Sep, Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street
, Sheffield, 
S1 2BS. Tel: 0114 2812077, various times, Free (some workshops have a fee),

Sat 11 Aug
Natalie Bradbury
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Fri 10 Aug 2012