This event taking place on Thursday 11th January will showcase a 19th century printing press being used once again. This historical instrument will be brought back to life in this unique demonstration to show you how the press used to work. This is your chance to learn all about the history of print. 500 years ago, print was a tool of rebellion and a way to communicate and share news. It was an important object in changing society. This one instrument can tell us a lot about the world and how it changed due to the ability to communicate with a wider audience. In a world before the internet and media as we know it, the printing press was an important tool responsible for the transformation of society.
This is one event not to be missed. It is only on for a short time with the demonstration taking place between 11.15am to 11.30am, so make sure you get there early to see the press being used. This is a free event and there is no need to book - you can just turn up at the library to watch.
If you miss this weeks demonstration, there will be two other dates in February for you to catch the amazing event. Radical Print will also take place on the following dates:
Thursday 8th February- 11.10am-11.50am
Friday 23rd February- 11.10am-11.50am
The John Rylands Library is part of the University of Manchester. Free to visit, it is a wonderful space which is home to some of the rarest books and manuscripts in the country. The library has frequent events for visitors to enjoy.
Make sure you don't miss out on your chance to see a printing press brought back to life. This is a rare chance to see the 19th century object back in use.