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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

Review of the Year – 2021

By Angela Reed | December 27, 2021

It’s been a bit of a year to review, to say the least! We started 2021 in lockdown and it seems rules and restrictions will be with us for a while yet as we continue to navigate Covid-19. Despite the devastating impact the pandemic has had on businesses of all shapes and sizes, I have…

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A year of calligrabuddy correspondence

By Angela Reed | December 13, 2021

Over the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of being paired up with Joanne Taylor as part of The European Pointed Pen Collective (EPPC) ‘calligrabuddy’ scheme. We’ve exchanged envelopes on a monthly basis, with my contributions talking inspiration from a lucky dip of vintage first class stamps I bought on Etsy from Piece of the…

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Lindisfarne Gospels 2022: Highlights

By Angela Reed | December 8, 2021

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) has unveiled its first programme of events celebrating the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the region in 2022. The Lindisfarne Gospels will be on display at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery from September 17 to December 3, on loan from the British Library. This will be the first time the ancient book,…

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Three more years for The Cultural Spring

By Angela Reed | December 3, 2021

The Cultural Spring has been granted £1m to extend its award-winning work by three more years. As an artist that has benefited greatly from the project, having been involved since 2015, I’m delighted by this news and couldn’t be happier for the team. The project has been increasing the number of people taking part in…

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Enjoy a #CreativeAutumn with The Cultural Spring

By Angela Reed | September 9, 2021

As we move into autumn, I’m entering the sixth year of my involvement with The Cultural Spring. The project has been connecting people in Sunderland and South Tyneside with the arts since 2014 and not even a global pandemic has been able to stop its amazing work. Its latest programme – dubbed #CreativeAutumn – sees…

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World Calligraphy Day 2021

By Angela Reed | August 9, 2021

Manuscript Pen Company has launched this year’s World Calligraphy Day with the aim of spreading joy and positivity after a tough 18 months. The brand is hoping to encourage people to put pen to paper and share their love of words with others on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Founded by Manuscript Pen Company in 2017,…

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