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           eaders may remember that in the   a huge success that the exhibition was
           April and May 2017 editions of Small   shortlisted in the Chartered Institute of
       RPrinter the Editor published my      Public Relations Regional Pride awards
       articles about the People’s Portrait Project   for best community relations campaign,
       called “Small Faces”, held in Southamp-  a great honour.
       ton’s Cultural Quarter venue Solent    Exhibitors, including me, have been
       Showcase Gallery.                     informed that the Exhibition has won the
         Just to recap, the project asked anyone   Gold Regional Pride Community Relations
       with artistic skills to enter a postcard sized   Campaign. The gallery curator, Kate Maple
       portrait for exhibition. This presented   says: “Winning an award for Small Faces
       a challenge. Could I produce a suitable   means so much, we were overwhelmed by
       letterpress printed postcard? After much   the response to the project, it was cre-
       experimenting with various blocks, I did   ated by everyone for everyone and the
       manage it, and it was entered in the exhibi-  award is shared with every single person
       tion. There were no judges or prizes, just   who took part”.
       the honour of having your work shown and    My last award was for growing a prize
       being seen by art lovers from Southampton   winning dahlia about 30 years ago, so I
       and the surrounding areas.            am very happy to be part of the award,
         The show attracted 7,000 entries    even if I do have to share it with 6,999
       and over 3,000 visitors and was such   other exhibitors.

                                                               The late Jack Raglan stands
                                                               alongside his immaculate
                                                               Kobold platen, and perched
                                                               on top of the press is the
                                                               Society’s Printer of the
                                                               Year trophy. The press
                                                               and workshop contents
                                                               are now for sale and an
                                                               advertisement can be found
                                                               on page 71.
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