Award for a young Calligrapher/Letterer

Heritage Crafts Logo The Heritage Crafts Assoc run awards/bursaries for heritage crafts – see their website . They have just confirmed a new award up to £6,000 funded by NADFAS with an application deadline of mid November.

Scriveners Company Peter Esslemont Prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2014

The prize will be awarded in the form of a certificate, a cheque for £500, and an opportunity to exhibit examples of the winner’s work at a major livery dinner in the City of London. These works will also be featured on the Scriveners Company website.

Entries should consist of up to three pieces of original work by the entrant, which should not have been entered into any other competition, and which will be judged by a panel of Scriveners Company and College of Arms calligraphers and artists. Entries should be received in the Clerk’s office (address below) by Friday 3 October 2014. The decision of the judges will be final. There are no age restrictions. The only requirement is that entrants should live and/or work in the UK.

Contact: Giles H C Cole, Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN. email:
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AGM, 4 Oct 2014

The Annual General Meeting will be held on 4 Oct 2014 at The Art Workers Guild starting at 1:45 pm.

The speaker will be Richard Henry, an artist and teacher with a specialism in Islamic geometric pattern, who wil talk about "Geometry and Symbol in Islamic Art". He will also show examples of his own work and photographs from his extensive studies across the Islamic world.

For more information, visit the AGM page.

R&T Day 2014

Printmaking for Calligraphers

This year's Research & Technical Day is on 8 November at St George's Bloomsbury, London. The two main speakers are Juliet Bankes and Hazel Dolby, and there will be demonstrations of linocuts, rubber stamps, screen printing and etching. See the R&T Day page for more details.

The event is open to all Lay Members and Fellows. Places are limited so please book early to avoid being disappointed.
Download the online booking form here.

If you don't have access to a computer, please contact Sharon Shaw who will post an Application form to you. Please don't forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

The Society of Scribes and Illuminators, based in the UK, is one of the most well-established and respected calligraphy societies in the world. This web site gives information about the Society, its aims, membership and activities.