Previous Events 2016

Workshop at Cufos – Saturday 13th February 2016 – 10.00am -4.00pm – Tutor : Nicola Dunn – “Quirky Versals”

Tuesday 16th February – Mark L’Argent – “Flat Gilding for Illumination” Mark will demonstrate and we will have a chance to practice…bring pencils, pens, paints and a small brush.

Tuesday 15th March – Group Activity: Design a flyer or business card for NLLA

Tuesday 19th April – NLLA’s Fifteenth AGM followed by Gwyneth Hibbett – “My first steps displaying work in public” –
A talk showing examples of recently exhibited poetry pieces, and work sold in local galleries. She is hoping to exchange suggestions, tips and experiences with others in the group.

Workshop at Cufos – Sunday 15th May – 10.00am -4.00pm – Tutor : James Farrell – “Spencerian Script” Cost : £25.00 for NLLA/SLLA members £30.00 non members

Tuesday 17th May – Writing in Colour – what’s your preferred medium: gouache, coloured pencils, Pilot pens with cartridges….?
A practical, interactive evening of methods/tips/tools. Bring your materials, a favourite book on the use of colour and share your experience with the group as we work together.

Tuesday 21st June – Scribes and the City -In this illustrated talk Tom Furber from the London Metropolitan Archives will tell the story of how clerks working for the Guildhall contributed to the growth of English as a literary language

Tuesday 19th July – Summer Party – Theme: as a follow-on from our May meeting of writing in colour, please bring a piece of work that inspires/pleases you, which might be some of your own work or in a book or a card. Also, please bring ‘finger’ food for about 8 people, savoury or sweet. Drinks will be provided.

Tuesday 20th September -Tom Perkins ‘40 Years of Letter Carving’

Tom is a well known letter-carver and lettering designer. His work is wide-ranging and includes public art commissions, large-scale signs for buildings, memorials, plaques, book jacket and logo design.

Workshop at Cufos – Saturday 15th October – 10.00am -4.00pm – Drop in Fun day workshop ! Come along and spend some time with friends developing new ideas or practicing your favourite scripts! Newcomers welcome, pop in and see what we are doing or try your hand… Cost : £8.00

Tuesday October 18 – Practical evening – “Let’s get ready for Christmas!” – Use calligraphy to make Christmas items such as cards, tags, wrapping, bags, boxes. Come and share your ideas, show the group anything you’ve enjoyed making.

Tuesday 15th November – Ewan Clayton ‘Beyond Foundational: the unknown story of written romans’

For the last year and a half Ewan has been researching the tradition, continuing beyond the invention of printing, of calligraphers making hand written lower case roman letters. This lecture gives a detailed look at his on going research into breath-taking manuscripts from the court of Louis XIV at Versailles and the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

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