As a typography fan who has never had any exposure to "real" fonts, I’d quite like to take a course to learn a bit about letterpress printing. I was wondering if any typophiles have been to (or even run!) any courses in London or SE England and could give me some recommendations?
Looking around on the web, there are two lists, one on Letterpress Alive! and one on British Letterpress but a great many of those links seem to be out-of-date and many of the institutions or presses don’t seem to be running anything anymore.
Some possibilities include the St Bride Institute, Harrington and Squires and the Ink Spot Press in Brighton but I wonder if there are any more which I haven’t been able to find? I am fairly flexible about what I do (although I’d prefer to work with metal type than polymer); as a complete beginner, I’m mostly after a general introductory course.
Thanks in advance!