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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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Sharing calligraphy skills

By Angela Reed | August 28, 2014

I’ve had a great time this summer introducing people to the ancient art of calligraphy. I’ve been holding taster sessions at Bede’s World in Jarrow, where I was also given a chance to talk a little about myself and my business at one of their summer salons. For those of you who don’t know, a…

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Planning a Wedding before Social Media

By Angela Reed | August 21, 2014

Setting up a new business in the ever-expanding wedding industry has certainly been an eye-opener. There seems to be a lot more on the market now than there was when I was planning my wedding almost seven years ago – and even since my sister was planning hers in 2010. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have…

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Calligraphy for a charity dinner

By Angela Reed | August 7, 2014

THIS week I was proud to support a charity event for three very special little boys. Technically, I was a sponsor, having created a seating plan for the Hat-trick! dinner free-of-charge. But all I did was offer to help a former newsroom colleague, who did a tremendous job of pulling the whole thing together single-handedly. I also had a…

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Finding calligraphy in unusual places

By Angela Reed | July 31, 2014

I love finding calligraphy in unusual places. Since setting up Creative Calligraphy, I’ve definitely found myself taking more notice of writing styles on anything and everything, from billboards to tattoos! Fortunately, the museums and other visitor attractions of the north east have provided a wealth of calligraphy examples to delight and inspire me. During a visit to…

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The origins of calligraphy

By Angela Reed | July 24, 2014

What have the Romans ever given us? It’s an oft-quoted line from Monty Python’s Life of Brian that provokes quite a list of benefits, from medicine and education to wine and public baths. They also gave us the Latin alphabet – and western calligraphy is instantly recognisable by the use of Latin script. The Latin…

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Boldon Book is a real treasure

By Angela Reed | July 17, 2014

Another fascinating example of medieval calligraphy has gone on display in South Tyneside. Bede’s World in Jarrow is currently home to the only surviving full-scale replica of the Codex Amiatinus – and now South Shields Museum & Art Gallery is playing host to the oldest of the four surviving copies of the Boldon Book. Both manuscripts are in…

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