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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.

Inspired by Lindisfarne project reaches half-way point

By Angela Reed | October 19, 2022

My calligraphy groups are half-way through their Inspired by Lindisfarne project. Over the last five weeks, we have been working with guest artists Yvette Ja and Carrie Dennison to make…

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Seeing The Lindisfarne Gospels is a ‘spine-tingling’ moment

By Angela Reed | October 4, 2022

The Lindisfarne Gospels are back in their native north east. The manuscript, produced in the Northumberland island monastery of Lindisfarne at the end of the seventh century, is considered one…

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Calligraphers celebrate Arts Council England funding boost

By Angela Reed | September 11, 2022

I’m delighted to announce that my weekly calligraphy groups have been successful in accessing funding from Arts Council England to run a project inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels. The money,…

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Exhibition showcases Northern Typography

By Angela Reed | May 17, 2022

An exhibition of Northern Typography is currently on show beneath the iconic dome of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City. The complex – once a funfair – is home to For the…

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Investing in a creative future

By Angela Reed | April 4, 2022

Spring is a time for new beginnings. So, I’m taking some time out from the usual hustle and bustle of running a creative business to make some plans for the…

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125-year-old note inspires letter-writing project

By Angela Reed | March 23, 2022

A note scribbled by an orphaned boy in church almost 125 years ago has inspired a letter writing project in Sunderland. Dear Friend has been launched by Seventeen Nineteen at…

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