We couldn't resist a marbling demonstration (I would love to attend a course here) and son came away with his own bespoke sheet - I think I should ensure that it's turned into something useful for him (otherwise it's likely to be turned into something useful for me...).
Elizabeth Willow, erstwhile Hot Bed Press resident book artist and now tutor there in letterpress, was (where else?) in the letterpress room, where she showed us their vandercook (no more detail than that from me, I'm afraid - I know nothing) and demonstrated it printing. Oh what a lovely toy. She must find the HBP adana presses (tiny, all power from your own elbow) so puny by comparison. She showed us the foil blocker too, so now I have a flyer (I expect it has a less throwaway name) in black and red and a beautiful (and useful) foil-blocked bookmark.
And that was it. I've already said I didn't look at the house or spend enough time in the garden; neither did I engage with calligraphy or illustration, each of which had a stand. There were almost certainly other things we missed too. Same time next year?
Meanwhile, I'm taking a letterpress course with Elizabeth soon - should be good.