Lettering & Commemorative Arts

The Lettering & Commemorative  Arts Trust is encouraging Britain’s long tradition of lettercarving in stone, slate and wood to flourish through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Schemes, our programme of exhibitions at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, national Lettercarving workshops, The  Art & Memory Collection, and various illustrated publications. We have helped and advised over five 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

The Lettering Arts Centre GALLERY & SHOP at Snape Maltings  is  open Fridays – Mondays, including bank holidays 11am – 5pm for   innovative works of art and unique items for the home or special occasions.


        Calligraphy by Rosella Garavaglia


From left to right: Annet Stirling, Denise mt Basso, Sally Mae Joseph, Helen Ingham and Mark Frith

2 June until 2 October


  • A virtuoso performance in lettering by thirty-six of the UK’s leading lettering artists.
  • Orchestra of Letters from 2 June to 2 October 2017

Celebrating Snape Maltings 50th anniversary of the opening for its world famous concert hall, the Lettering Arts Trust presents “Orchestra of Letters” bringing together a remarkable ensemble of all the disciplines associated with the art of lettering. Thirty-six of the UK’s foremost lettering artists, curated by master letterer Mark Frith, present original works for sale.

An exhibition continuing the celebration of the opening of the concert hall showing in the Concert Hall Gallery, Snape Maltings from 8th September until 22 December

This exhibition can be viewed during normal Snape Maltings opening hours and when there is an evening performance


Visit the Workshop page for dates for  Lino cut workshops at the Lettering Arts Centre. 2018 dates to be advised

Apprentice's Blog

Follow our eighth apprentice, Jackie Perkins on her lettercarving journey with Master Lettercarver, Eric Marland  Jackie’s Blog

Friends of The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust

Become a Friend of the Lettering Arts Trust an enjoy private view invitations, free entry to exhibition talks by some of the UK’s leading lettering artists and special events for Friends only. Please contact the Trust for more information.

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Orchestra of Letters


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