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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.

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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The Lionheart Collection from Manuscript Pen Company

By Angela Reed | August 9, 2019

If there’s such a thing as an artistic gene, it’s fair to say my children have inherited it. James has been obsessed with drawing since he was two, while Sophie has been a dab-hand with a paintbrush since starting nursery. They have completely different styles – James is all about precision, while Sophie is a…

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World Calligraphy Day 2019

By Angela Reed | July 19, 2019

World Calligraphy Day is just around the corner. Manuscript Pen Company is once again marking the occasion, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, by supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital via the Say Something Special campaign. Manuscript is encouraging people to put pen to paper and write a letter for the children, as well as donating materials to…

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Google Digital Garage Sunderland

By Angela Reed | July 3, 2019

Have you heard of the Google Digital Garage? The pop-up training centre has arrived in Sunderland to boost digital skills in the city – and there’s a wide range of free courses on offer for small businesses and individuals. I’ve taken advantage of three sessions so far – a one-to-one on Google Analytics, Get Started…

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Calligraphers and hand letterers in the north east

By Angela Reed | June 23, 2019

In the spirit of community over competition, I’m giving a shout out to some of my favourite fellow calligraphers and hand-letterers in the north east of England in this blog. There’s a few of us, but we all do different things, from modern calligraphy to tattoo design, bespoke cards to chalkboards. So, if there’s anything…

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Celebrating five years in business

By Angela Reed | May 26, 2019

After five years in business, I’ve finally accepted that I’m a ‘slasher’! For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it’s used to describe people who do multiple jobs – a new spin on the term jack of all trades, if you like. Creative Calligraphy officially started trading on May 27, 2014. Three years later,…

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