Caitlin Akers

The Portland Print Workshop for b.Side Festival 2022

For b.Side festival I was commisioned to bring a radical print workshop to the Island of Portland in Dorset. Setting up in Outpost in Fortuneswell I created a pop up, open access, print and bookbinding workshop for festival goers and Islanders. I brought along a Risograph Printer, an Adana press for Letterpress printing, some wood type, ink, rollers, bookbinding tools and lots of recycled paper! Over the course of the festival I ran workshops for local groups such as Island Community Action, drop in workshops for families and an evening zine making workshop. The workshops focused on the festival theme of ‘This Land’ looking at land rights, envionmental issues and what it is like to live on the unique Island of Portland.

The Risograph printer now has a permanent home on the Island at Outpost with b.side who will be using for all their printing needs.