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Creative Calligraphy

Creative Calligraphy offers a bespoke handwriting service for all occasions.

Based just outside Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England, calligrapher Angela Reed puts pen to paper for a wide range of commissions, most notably for weddings and events.

She also runs regular calligraphy classes and workshops to share her love of lettering.

As a former journalist, Angela loves to write about her work via her blog.

Calligraphy tutor Angela Reed

Creative Calligraphy celebrates seventh business birthday

By Angela Reed | May 26, 2021

Can you believe Creative Calligraphy is celebrating its seventh business birthday? And what a year the last one has been. I spent my sixth business birthday in lockdown, having cancelled 10 calligraphy workshops, two private classes, two talks/demos and a whole term of weekly classes. Several events I was due to take part in –…

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Spring Wellness Activity Pack launched at The Shipley Art Gallery

By Angela Reed | May 19, 2021

Autumn, Winter – and now Spring! A third seasonal activity pack – Spring Wellness – has been launched by The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead to help people unlock their creative potential from the comfort of their own homes. Several north east artists have once again created activities inspired by the gallery’s collection and the…

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Arabic calligraphy helps women explore culture and identity

By Angela Reed | May 18, 2021

An exhibition exploring Islamic art, women and creativity, has been launched at Arts Centre Washington. Srijoni – meaning (the) creative – is the culmination of a project involving women from ethnically diverse communities in Sunderland and South Tyneside. They worked alongside artists Padma Rao and Roohia Syed-Ahmed to explore the notion of culture, cultural entitlement…

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Keeping in touch during a global pandemic

By Angela Reed | May 6, 2021

How have you been keeping in touch with people over the last year? Phone calls? Video conferencing? E-mails? Letters? I’ve been putting pen to paper on a number of projects in the last 12 months, each one designed to spark joy via snail mail. It started with an envelope exchange via The European Pointed Pen…

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Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the north east

By Angela Reed | February 16, 2021

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums has announced that The Lindisfarne Gospels will go on display at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle in 2022. The most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England will arrive on loan from the British Library. There will be a supporting exhibition at neighbouring Newcastle City Library, with the aim…

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Joanne Taylor Calligraphy

Calligrabuddies: Meet Joanne Taylor Calligraphy

By Angela Reed | January 19, 2021

This year, I want to keep up the good work I started last year developing my own calligraphy skills. It’s about the only resolution* I’ve made! So when the European Pointed Pen Collective (EPPC) gave members the opportunity to pair up with a calligrabuddy in 2021, I jumped at the chance – and was delighted…

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