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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.

srijoni arabic calligraphy

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

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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2020 goals

Creative Calligraphy: Review of the Year 2020

By Angela Reed | December 14, 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. Covid-19 sent the world into a tailspin, with the UK Government imposing a national lockdown in March in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Restrictions eased over the summer and schools returned as normal in September, but a second…

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Winter Wellness Art

Winter Wellness Art at The Shipley Art Gallery

By Angela Reed | December 13, 2020

The winter chill is setting in and cosy nights are upon us. The festive season is in full swing, but if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready after a strange year, The Shipley Art Gallery has just the thing. Five artists, including myself, have once again being brought…

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