HOT METAL: Exhibition Launch

Tuesday 5th July 2022, 6:00pm - 9:00pm City Screen Picturehouse
Newspaper printing


You are invited to the launch of ‘HOT METAL’: an exhibition on the social history of newspapers and printing on Coney Street, York featuring the memories and private collections of former staff of the Yorkshire Evening Press and the Herald Printers. The event will include an introduction by curator Dr Kathy Davies (Historian, StreetLife) and recollections from former staff and associates of the Evening Press and Herald Printers. This is also a reunion opportunity for those wishing to reconnect with former colleagues.

Newspapers were based on Coney Street, York for over 250 years and were fundamental to life in the city. These seemingly fleeting objects connected thousands of people, and their creation required the impressive skills of the printers, also based on Coney Street. The exhibition and launch event seek to reconnect residents of York, news readers, industry people and scholars alike, with the history of this press community.

The launch event and exhibition are open to all and free to attend. The exhibition will run for a month, closing with a film screening at City Screen on 31st July. Details on the screening to follow.

Newspaper printing and proof reading

Booking information

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