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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.

Exhibition showcases Northern Typography

By Angela Reed | May 17, 2022

An exhibition of Northern Typography is currently on show beneath the iconic dome of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City. The complex – once a funfair – is home to For the Love of the North, among other independent businesses, which has pulled some of the most talented artists and creatives in the region together for its…

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Investing in a creative future

By Angela Reed | April 4, 2022

Spring is a time for new beginnings. So, I’m taking some time out from the usual hustle and bustle of running a creative business to make some plans for the future. Creative Calligraphy is heading towards its eighth birthday on May 27, 2022. According to business data platform Statista, 42.5% of businesses established in 2014…

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125-year-old note inspires letter-writing project

By Angela Reed | March 23, 2022

A note scribbled by an orphaned boy in church almost 125 years ago has inspired a letter writing project in Sunderland. Dear Friend has been launched by Seventeen Nineteen at Holy Trinity Church in Hendon, in collaboration with calligrapher Jules Eachus, from The Inkling Studio in the city. The church recently underwent a £5m refurbishment…

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Lindisfarne Gospels 2022: Tickets Now On Sale

By Angela Reed | March 17, 2022

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) has announced further details of the highly anticipated return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the north east this year. Tickets are now on sale for the landmark exhibition at Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, which celebrates the most spectacular surviving manuscript from early medieval Britain. As well as…

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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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