Lettering & Commemorative Arts

The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust is encouraging Britain’s long tradition of lettercarving to flourish through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Schemes, Lettercarving Workshops, The Art & Memory Collection, and various illustrated publications. We have also helped and advised over four and a half thousand people across the British Isles and also overseas, with the commissioning of commemorative works and well designed, unique memorials for churchyard, cemetery, private garden or public space. Please see our commissioning website www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk

NOW OPEN with a stunning visual exhibition – Michael Harvey – In His Own Words

The life’s work of an exceptionally gifted designer will be celebrated by a new exhibition opening this spring. Michael Harvey – In His Own Words presents the collected works of the late Michael Harvey, a graphic artist and letter carver with a very personal style, whose skills showed the possibilities of the art and craft of letter design.

Michael Harvey – In His Own Words runs from 25 March to 28 May 2016 at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, the home of the Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust. Admission is free and the exhibition is produced in conjunction with the University of Reading, Department of Typography and Graphic Communication.

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The Lettering Arts Centre Gallery & Shop is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, including bank holidays 11am – 5pm

EXHIBITION OPENING ON 3RD JUNE

ALAN KITCHING – A LIFE IN LETTERPRESS

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF A WORLD RENOWNED DESIGNER AND PRINTMAKER AT THE UK’S HOME OF LETTERING ARTS
 Major retrospective spanning six decades
 Alan Kitching to transport part of his studio to exhibition for letterpress workshops
 Special edition publication available at the gallery
The timeless designs of a world renowned typographer and printmaker will be celebrated by a new exhibition, opening at the Lettering Arts Centre this summer. Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress is a retrospective of the life and work of an artist and craftsman who has spent fifty years using hand-set type to create countless, beautifully expressive, designs. The exhibition runs from 3 June – 20 August

EVENTS at the Lettering Arts Centre 2016

Thursday, 9th June  5.30 pm Patricia Lovett MBE Gold on Parchment – how manuscripts were made

Scribe, illuminator and Patron of the Lettering Arts Trust, Patricia is a world-renowned authority on mediaeval manuscripts. Patricia will demonstrate how manuscripts were made, the tools and materials used and how she created the Book of Hours for the BBC production of Wolf Hall

Thursday, 4th  August, 5.30 pm Charlotte Howarth – Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship

Trustee and Master lettering artist, Charlotte was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship. Hear about her seven-week lettering pilgrimage in and around Athens and Italy.

Workshop at Lettering Arts Centre

Gaynor Goffe will be tutoring 5 calligraphy workshops and 1 3-day workshop, and Louise Tiplady will tutor two Lino cut workshops in 2016. Dates

Friends of The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust

Please contact Sarah Harrison for more details.

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Education Programme

Please visit the Workshop page for the 2016 dates for lettercarving in Stone; Calligraphy and Lino Cut workshops, or email the Trust for availability of places.

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Exhibition Virtual Tour

Masters & Apprentices – The Transfer of Passion Exhibition. Take a virtual tour of our 2014 exhibition and enjoy the craftsmanship and skill of the UK’s leading lettercarving Masters and their apprentices.

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