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Scriveners Company Peter Esslemont Prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2014

arms of the Scriveners 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.

Last year’s winner was Anthea Power, who received her prize from the Master Scrivener and Mrs Ann Esslemont in the presence of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, at a lunch at Mansion House last December.

Contact: Giles H C Cole, Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN
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Cathy Stables, new Fellow New Fellow

Cathy Stables was elected to Fellowship at the Fellows' meeting preceding the AGM. An example of her work is shown below. An article about her and her work will appear in the May issue of The Scribe.
work by Cathy Stables

Lay Members' Day 2014

Will be held at Imperial College, Huxley Building, London SW7 2AX
on Saturday 26th April 2014 from 10.00am - 4.30pm

The Daubney Lecture will be given by Celia Kilner, whose talk is entitled: A Word in the Hand.

Find more details on the Lay Members' Day page.

AGM NEWS, 5 Oct 2013

The Annual General Meeting was held on 5 Oct 2013 at The Art Workers Guild

The following were voted in as Officers:
Angela Dalleywater FSSI – Chairman
Nicholas Caulkin – Hon. Secretary
Maggie Berry – Hon. Treasurer

There was further voting for the vacant positions on the Executive Committee and on the Council. Full lists of the holders of these positions can be found on the Administration Team page.

The Advanced Training Scheme ATS

Applications are welcome for the Advanced Training Scheme. Selection Day is early January 2014 in London. The Scheme is suitable for calligraphers who have some experience and skill but who want to develop a personal direction for their work. The Scheme offers discussion, sharing, and guidance from top calligraphers over three years, and everyone who comes into it finishes it a better and more confident calligrapher. If you might be interested in applying to join, please email Alun Briggs, tel: 01792 578763, or the Scheme Convenor, Jilly Hazeldine, tel: 01524 251532, or see the Advanced Training Scheme page for more information. Applications need to be made by November.

Honours for Professor Clayton

Ewan Clayton

Our congratulations to Ewan Clayton who has been awarded an MBE "for services to Calligraphy" in the New Year's Honours List.

Photo: Roger Bamber

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.