Annual General Meeting 2019

John Crabtree OBE

Thank you from everyone present at our AGM for the Talk/presentation by the Lord Lieutenant John Crabtree OBE focusing on his work as Chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and what the event might mean/opportunities for the Heritage sector and also his connections with Brandauer given their pen making heritage and his […]

Local Charities Day 2018

Local Charities Day
Local Charities Day 14 December 2018 The day will highlight the work of small, local charities that are making remarkable differences to their communities. It will also shine a spotlight on the amazing volunteers and charities that devote their time to improving the lives of others. We are ourselves recipients of the Queens Award for [...]

Bostin’ Creative Arts & Theatre

Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre
Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre After the most successful/manic/so worth it week here is a link to the process of ‘Forewords!’ All thanks to Martin McNally. A huge thanks to the Pen Museum, Four Dwellings Academy and Turves Green Girls School! Give it a watch and let us know what you think. Forewords Project Forewords [...]

Bostin’ Creative “Forewords”

Bostin' Creative Arts & Theatre
Women of the Pen Trade This year, we at Bostin' Creative were awarded Arts Council funding to work with Turves Green Girls School and Four Dwellings Academy, in partnership with the Birmingham Pen Museum. Together, using the Women of the Birmingham Pen Trade as our artistic stimulus, we have created a promenade piece of Theatre, [...]

Suffrage Exhibition & the Winner Is!

Linda Toft - Clock
Suffrage Exhibition Prize Giving As reported in the Summer edition of Pentalk, the Penscribes at the Pen Museum mounted an exhibition of calligraphy in the museum entitled “Suffrage”.  In the spirit of the subject matter, visitors and volunteers were invited to vote on which piece of work most appealed to them.  The slips have now [...]

Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail
Halloween Trail & Treats Celebrate Halloween in the historic Jewellery Quarter throughout October half-term with the Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail! There will be no tricks only free treats for any families who visit one of the five participating venues in costume between Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November. Pick up one of the free [...]

World Calligraphy Day 2018

World Calligraphy Day
World Calligraphy Day Manuscript Pen Company are celebrating the success of the second World Calligraphy Day across the world. World Calligraphy Day 2018 The renowned pen manufacturer celebrated the popular craft at The Pen Museum, as people put pen to paper both in Birmingham and throughout the globe on the second World Calligraphy Day. There [...]

Suffrage Exhibition

Suffrage
Penscribes, an amateur calligraphy group, invite visitors at the Pen Museum to view the temporary exhibition of calligraphy on the theme of Suffrage to celebrate 100 years since the first women got the vote.  In the spirit of the subject matter you are invited to vote on which piece of work appeals to you most. [...]

The Pen Museum celebrates the Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding Duke & Duchess of Sussex

Commemorating a Very Special Event The Pen Museum in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is delighted to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a unique, hand made, handwritten card sent today to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Meghan is well known as a calligraphy aficionado and she is sure to be delighted with this special card commissioned and […]