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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.

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Letters from region’s industrial past

By Angela Reed | April 9, 2015

Anything with a bit of fancy lettering is always going to catch my eye, so when I saw this on Twitter I just had to share! The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is exhibiting pieces of the region’s business history as part of its 200th birthday celebrations. Items on display include a letter to…

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Durham Cathedral is an Open Treasure

By Angela Reed | March 19, 2015

No other heritage organisation has embarked on anything like Durham Cathedral’s Open Treasure project – and I feel privileged to have been given a behind-the-scenes tour. A massive £10.5m is being spent on transforming some of the cathedral’s hidden spaces into a state-of-the-art museum and exhibition gallery. The major development is expected to attract an…

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Tyneside Cinema: Letter of Complaint

By Angela Reed | March 5, 2015

A FRIEND has very kindly pointed me in the direction of an intriguing new exhibition opening at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. Rachel Reupke’s new video installation, Letter of Complaint, is billed as a witty and stylish celebration of the art of the complaint letter. It presents three characters putting pen to paper to express…

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Exploring Chinese Calligraphy

By Angela Reed | February 26, 2015

I’ve been reading up on Chinese calligraphy since giving it a go myself as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Newcastle at the weekend. In fact, the whole family tried it, with my son James, five, using the brush and ink to practice his ‘tricky words’ rather than Chinese characters, while his sister…

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Valentine’s Day

By Angela Reed | February 12, 2015

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches this weekend, but what’s it all about? The romantic celebration recognised today in many countries around the world started life as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14,…

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Rare books at Durham Cathedral Library

By Angela Reed | February 5, 2015

It appears I have another excuse to visit Durham – and a library! Not content with a forthcoming shopping trip and a business-related event, I’ve just heard about an exhibition of rare books from Durham Cathedral Library’s collections. A special show-and-tell session, for National Libraries Day, will showcase Bibles and other books printed between 1500…

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