Upcoming Events

  • Crafty Calligraphy
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    Jun, 17

  • Crafty Calligraphy Card Making Family Drop-In Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    August 5 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us at the Pen Museum, anytime between 13:00 and 15:00, for a free family drop-in, creative workshop. Go back in time and write with a feather quill, learn calligraphy techniques with steel pen nibs, and make your own crafty card. Bring out your family’s creative side this summer in the Pen Museum’s fantastic atmosphere. This […]

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  • Crazy Name
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    Jun, 17

  • Crazy Name Calligraphy – Summer Family Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    August 12 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Join us for another fun, family workshop where this week, children can experiment with feather quills, steel pens and ink and learn to write their names using swirly calligraphy techniques! The workshop will begin in the exhibition space where you will be introduced to a brief history of the pen trade in Birmingham, feather quill […]

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    Jul, 17

  • World Calligraphy Day

    60 Frederick Street

    August 16 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Celebrate World Calligraphy Day with Manuscript Pen Company on Wednesday 16th August 2017! Join Manuscript Pen Company to celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Hosting the event, the Pen Museum welcomes Manuscript and a whole host of world renowned creative artists to celebrate calligraphy and hand […]

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    Jul, 17

  • Calligraphy Collages – Summer Family Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    August 19 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Make a steel pen nib using traditional machinery from 1800’s! Explore the museum and learn drawing and calligraphy techniques to create your own collage. After watching how steel pen nibs were made 150 years ago, follow an interactive tour around the museum looking at key artefacts. Do some short timed drawing activities with fine line […]

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    Jul, 17

  • A Picture Paints a Thousand Words! – Summer Family Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    August 26 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Come and learn about zoomorphic calligraphy and calligrams to create your own quirky animal designs using steel pen nibs and ink. Make some simple line drawings of animals using a variety of pens and explore animals and patterns in artefacts around the museum. What is your favourite animal? Zebra, lion, elephant? Write down all the […]

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    Jun, 17

  • Copperplate Calligraphy with Joy Daniels

    60 Frederick Street

    September 9 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Copperplate Calligraphy This one-day taster course will cover the basics of writing with a flexible pointed nib in the Copperplate style. The course is designed for anyone who would like to write in Copperplate, from complete beginners to those with some experience. It’s an opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the tutor. Course […]

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    Jul, 17

  • Birmingham Heritage Week Family Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    September 16 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us at the Pen Museum, anytime between 13:00 and 15:00, for a family drop-in, creative workshop. Go back in time and write with a feather quill, learn calligraphy techniques with steel pen nibs, and make your own crafty card. Bring out your family’s creative side this summer in the Pen Museum’s fantastic atmosphere. This […]

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    Jul, 17

  • Learning Calligraphy Session

    60 Frederick Street

    September 17 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Session One: 13:00 – 14:30 Session Two: 14:30 – 16:00 Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop although bringing along your own […]

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    Jul, 17

  • Learning Calligraphy Session

    60 Frederick Street

    October 1 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Session One: 13:00 – 14:30 Session Two: 14:30 – 16:00 Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop although bringing along your own […]

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    Jul, 17

  • Illuminated Letters Workshop

    60 Frederick Street

    November 4 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Pen Museum for an exciting workshop with Sheila Smith. Learn how to draw a capital letter based on historical examples and then decorate it using either 24c gold leaf,  imitation metals or paint.   You will be taken through the processes step by step so that at the end of the workshop […]

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