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World Calligraphy Day
August 16, 2017 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
World Calligraphy Day Wednesday 16th August 2017!
World Calligraphy Day 2017 celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Hosting the event, the Pen Museum welcomes Manuscript Pen Company and a whole host of world renowned creative artists to celebrate calligraphy and hand lettering trends.
Explore the Pen Museum and learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham. The history of the trade starting from quills and dip pens to the modern day fountain pen. Step back in time, try your hand at creating your very own steel pen nib using traditional machinery!
Take part and learn from the experts in special workshops and demonstrations of the array of different writing styles taking the world by storm! Try our different types of writing instruments and find the pen for you!
Whether you are an expert, a beginner who’s just getting started or simply an admirer of beautiful writing. Come and join Manuscript and your favourite artists. Including Modern Calligrapher Joyce Lee of Artsynibs, Graphic Designer and Calligrapher Alice Mazilli of Ampersand Alice, Artist, Designer and Letter Rob Draper, Traditional Calligrapher Stephen Duckett, Contemporary Italian Calligrapher Sandro Bonomo, Handwriting Specialist Sandra Grayson and many more at this free event from 11am – 4pm.