For Young People

Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing- making Your Mark

Wednesday 26 June (National Writing day)
Join Calligraphy Lancashire for a series of talks and demonstrations looking into the beautiful world of calligraphy.

You can even have a go at recreating these ornate styles as each talk is followed by an optional 'hands-on' workshop.

At the workshop, you will learn the skills to recreate the striking calligraphy that you have seen during the talk; it's a great chance to enhance and develop your own beautiful writing style.

Please note that we will be looking at a different style at each session.

Style: Illumination and Gilding (both traditional and modern).
We'll take a look at the history of illumination (text decorated with gold and silver) and the techniques used to create these ornate works often richly decorated with dazzling colours and detailed drawings.

Time? 6pm - 8pm

Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite

This activity is part of Writing: Making Your Mark. A pop-up exhibition on the origins, means and future of writing from the British Library Living Knowledge Network. Perfect for families, this pop-up display draws on the themes of the British Library exhibition, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind's greatest achievements – the act of writing.

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