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Photograph showing two printmakers operating a printing press at London Metropolitan University.
Two printmakers working at London Metropolitan University as part of Daylighting, David Sandison. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Get involved in producing DAYLIGHT, a collaborative newspaper that will feature women’s writing, art and ideas. Visit the printroom and learn how to set letterpress type and operate the Farley proofing press. Bring the names of inspirational women, a favourite quote to work with, or explore texts about women from the archive. We will set inspirational women’s names and words in print, creating pages for the newspaper DAYLIGHT.

This event is part of Daylighting, a four-day programme of events to challenge archives, change narratives and amplify new voices.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Drop in

Just turn up to this event. It's likely to have room for everyone.

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About your contributors

Colour photograph of Amy Sharrocks.

Amy Sharrocks


Amy Sharrocks is a live artist, activist, filmmaker and sculptor. 

Black and white photograph of Clare Qualmann.

Clare Qualmann


Clare Qualmann is a cross-disciplinary artist working across drawing, walking and live art.

Colour photograph of Madeleine Hodge.

Madeleine Hodge


Madeleine Hodge is an artist, curator, researcher and writer.

Colour photograph of Jenny Olivier.

Jenny Olivier


After a 20-year career as a book editor, Jenny Olivier acquired an Adana press and now runs her own letterpress printing business, Little Gem Letterpress.