Open Access: Interim dates announced
Following a successful 6-month pilot project, Rabbits Road Press is currently seeking funding to keep the free weekly Open Access sessions running. In the interim period we will continue to run free Open Access sessions but on a fortnightly basis. Rabbits Road Press will be open to the public between 2-7pm on the following dates:
September: Wed 27th
October: Wed 11th, Wed 25th
November: Wed 8th, Wed 22 (tbc)*
December: Wed 6 (tbc)*
*Please check back in mid-November for confirmation of these Nov/Dec dates.
In order to use the equipment and make the most of the open-hours OOMK technicians offer individuals free 1:1 inductions any time during the drop-in hours. The induction session will introduce users to the workspace and equipment. During the induction, participants will have the opportunity to make and print a collage in two colours using the risograph machine and will be given 5 free copies to take home.
After completing an induction session, users will be able to use drop-ins for independent practice or projects any time during Open Access. A range of printing materials and paper will also be available at a low cost (with further reductions for Newham residents). OOMK technicians will be on hand to support throughout the day. You can help to support the project by using the Risograph printing facilities to print your work. There is also a donations box at Rabbits Road Press, all of the money goes back into the project and helps towards making Rabbits Road Press a sustainable local arts space.
If you would like to bring a group of more than 3 people to Rabbits Road Press please contact us in advance to book a private session, Open Access inductions are not suitable for groups because of limited staff numbers. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ve attended 4 or 5 Open Access sessions including a free workshop. I like that within the local area it’s a focused space to work in because there are very few places you can focus on the visual arts in this area, and that’s Rabbits Road Press’s unique quality.”
“I feel like I’ve learnt a lot not just from doing Riso printing but from being able to look at the other work being produced in the space and the zines, the magazines the posters that are on display.”