Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass

Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass
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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
  • From £100 – £110 Concessions available

Writing with a quill on vellum (calfskin) is a heritage craft that has been practised by scribes for centuries.

To mark London Craft Week, spend the day learning how to write Gothic Black Letter from medieval times, then cut a quill from a feather from a swan’s wing, and finally write a name with the quill on a piece of vellum you have prepared yourself.

This one-day course is taught by world-renowned professional calligraphy and illuminator, Patricia Lovett MBE, and is open to beginners and those with experience of calligraphy.

Read the course outline (PDF).

If you have any access requirements, please email adultlearning@bl.uk as soon as you have booked your ticket.

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Name: Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £100 – £110
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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