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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.

Remembrance of People Past: Hazel Dolby and Susan Hufton

By Angela Reed | December 12, 2019

We have been very fortunate to have some amazing calligraphy exhibitions in the north east this year. In March, the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society’s 25th anniversary exhibition, A Way With Words, arrived in Sunderland as part of a national tour. And in May, Newcastle’s City Library played host to a pop-up exhibition as part…

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Christmas Calligraphy Gift Guide 2019

By Angela Reed | November 20, 2019

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me – all of the calligraphy goodies! If you’re looking to buy something for the calligraphy fan in your life, or you’re a calligraphy nut who wants to drop Santa a few hints, here are some dreamy items to get you started! Diamine Ink…

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Rebel Women of Sunderland

By Angela Reed | November 5, 2019

I’m hardly known for my rebellious streak, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be inspired by those who have broken the rules to affect change. And there’s plenty to be inspired by when it comes to the Rebel Women of Sunderland. Inspired by the popular children’s books, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, the project shines…

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Wedding calligraphy echoes romantic proposal

By Angela Reed | October 29, 2019

Working on Joe Jasperse’s astonishingly romantic proposal to his long-term girlfriend was one of my highlights of 2018. So, when their wedding rolled around, I was equally proud and honoured to have my calligraphy feature in their love story once again. This time, the request came from Joe’s sister, Liz, all the way from Michigan,…

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Heart of the House: Celebrating 25 years of The Customs House

By Angela Reed | October 15, 2019

The Customs House in South Shields prides itself on being at the heart of the community it has served for 25 years – but now it’s getting its moment in the spotlight. A spectacular light and sound performance will showcase the building’s illustrious heritage and contribution to the arts in a special outdoor event taking…

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The Cultural Spring – Autumn 2019 and Beyond

By Angela Reed | September 18, 2019

Regular readers will know I love to champion the work of The Cultural Spring – and there’s plenty to shout about at the moment! The organisation, which has been increasing the number of people taking part in arts and culture activities in Sunderland and South Tyneside since 2014, has been awarded £500,000 to extend its…

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