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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.

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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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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