Make and send letters and handmade postcards!

During the first mailart and letter writing meetup in August, we found that the art of letter-writing hasn't quite been forgotten. In fact, many of us positively loved the idea of sending and receiving letters in the post!

Hannah, our lovely organiser from the BPMA suggested that we run another in September, this time at the Debden Museum collection store, where the BPMA keep all the big exhibition pieces like historical post vans and postboxes, and even went so far as to arrange a full Mailart Open Day!

To link in with this, Hannah, Elena and Andy are organising another mailart and letter-writing meetup with CREATE London and everyone is invited!

Whether you are a regular letter-writer or have never heard of mailart, you're invited to come along to Debden to make mailart or write a letter surrounded by some of the coolest postal inspiration London can offer. The museum will set us up with a table and some craft materials, but of course you are encouraged to bring out your own craft materials too.

The full schedule for this meetup is yet to be decided, but hope to see a lot of you along! 

Debden is a mere 20 minutes from Stratford on the Central line. Give us a shout in the comments if you need directions

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  • Sue

    I made it to the BPMA store and made some mailart in the midst of old postboxes, delivery vans and bikes, stamp dispensers... it's a fantastic collection of postal history. Thanks for setting up the mailart table Hannah!

    September 17, 2013

  • Sonia

    I've a last minute problem i'll cant come i'm really sorry

    September 15, 2013

  • Andy H

    Hi folks

    I'm afraid I can't make it to the meetup tomorrow. Me and my wife Elena are going travelling this week and we have so much to sort out. We've been trying to move everything about in order to make this but it's just not possible this time I'm afraid. The mailart day is still going ahead and this meetup will still be great without me there as I'm sure that Hannah and the BPMA will bend over backwards to facilitate the group. I'm so sorry I can't make it, but have a great time without me. Andy

    September 14, 2013

  • Hannah C.

    Hi all, looking forward to Sunday!

    Just a quick heads up about finding the museum store... When you exit Debden station:
    - immediately after leaving the doors turn right
    - after a few paces you will see a set of steps leading up to a bridge
    - walk along the bridge and when you get to the bottom of the steps just keep walking forwards along the footpath
    - after a 5 minute walk you'll get to the end of the path and you're on the estate.
    - the store is the first storage facility building on the right - you'll see something postal related outside so you'll know it's us! Thanks!

    September 13, 2013

  • Sonia

    So, it'll be from 12 to 16 ? not midnight to 4 am ?
    If yes i'll join with pleasure.
    (My question is stupid, but i wanna be sure :) )

    September 11, 2013

    • Andy H

      Ha ha! Good point. Yes it is midday to 4 but feel free to turn up at midnight and get an early start...

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Andy H

    Hi all

    I just changed the start time from 10 to 12 noon as it's a little early for me to get there. If you want to get there at 10 there will still be plenty to see, but I won't be there til 12!

    September 11, 2013

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