When: 7th & 8th May 2016
Where: On board Southern Trains between London and Brighton
£: Free to passengers
What is it?
Southern Rail passengers travelling from London Victoria to Brighton are being offered some extra onboard entertainment this weekend, courtesy of a letterpress on wheels.
The Letterpress On Board trolley will be livening up the aisles on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May, giving passengers a chance to take away specially designed letterpress prints for free.
Theo Wang and Tom Boulton, a dapper pair of designers who make up The Society Of Revisionist Typographers (SORT), will be patrolling the carriages with the mobile letterpress. The entertainment begins as the 10.20am train leaves London Victoria for Brighton on Saturday. The event continues on Southern’s train services throughout the day and will be repeated on the Sunday, offering a perfectly unique start for a visit to Brighton Festival.
You can enjoy the Letterpress On Board on the following services:
10.20am: London Victoria – Brighton (arrives 11.16am)
11.58am: Brighton – London Victoria (arrives 12.45pm)
1.20pm: London Victoria – Brighton (arrives 2.16pm)
2.28pm: Brighton – London Victoria (arrives 3.24pm)
3.50pm: London Victoria – Brighton (arrives 4.46pm)
10.14am: Brighton – London Victoria (arrives 11.31am)
12.06pm: London Victoria – Brighton (arrives 1.06pm)
1.35pm: Brighton – London Victoria (arrives 2.35pm)
3.06pm: London Victoria – Brighton (arrives 4.06pm)
4.35pm: Brighton – London Victoria (arrives 5.35pm)
Letterpress on Board is part of the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s series of events taking place this May. Their Village of Type events include The Big Steam Print (involving a 12.5 tonne vintage steamroller and contributions from well-known artists), Interrobang (an international showcase of letterpress, part of the Artists Open Houses festival), and a month-long international artist residency with Viktoriya Grabowska in association with the British Council.
The events celebrate the centenary of one of Ditchling’s most widely known contributions to typography; Edward Johnston’s world famous typeface for the London Underground.