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Creative Calligraphy

Creative Calligraphy offers a bespoke service for all occasions.

Based in South Shields, on the north east coast of England, calligrapher Angela Reed puts pen to paper for a wide range of commissions, most notably for weddings and special 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.


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…

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hatrick leaflet

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…

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Alnwick book

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…

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Ezra at his desk

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…

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Boldon Book

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 –…

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Codex Amiatinus at Bede’s World

By Angela Reed | June 12, 2014

Bede’s World in Jarrow is currently exhibiting the only existing copy of the Codex Amiatinus. When I first laid eyes on the full-scale replica of Bede’s Great Bible, it was…

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