28 – 4 March: Watts Gallery, Surrey: Master carver Chris Elsey, artist in residence, demonstrates letter carving

23:    ‘Berthold Wolpe – The Total Man’ exhibition opens at the Lettering Arts Centre until 24 June


The Alde Valley Spring Festival until 20 May a series of artist demonstrations of letter carving:

A series of artists demonstrations of Letter Carving:

19 & 20: Our fifth apprentice 2009, Fiona Flack

21, 22, 23, 24: Joe Hickey, Lettering Arts Trust Journeyman

28 & 29 Our eighth apprentice 2016-2018,  Jackie Perkins

23 April: Artist talk Professor Phil Cleaver,  Curator of ‘Berthold Wolpe – The Total Man’ and Deborah Hopson Wolpe in conversation with The Lettering Arts Centre.  Tickets free to friends of LCAT, £10 to other guests.


5: Ayako Furuno, Lettering Arts Trust Journeyman

12: Master Letter Carver, Charlotte Howarth demonstrates, Saturday 12th 10 am – 4 pm. Evening talk 6.30pm for 7pm   Tickets available from Alde Valley Spring Festival


9 May – 31 October:
an exhibition of new work in collaboration with Chelsea Physic Garden opens: ‘An Elixir of Letters’: garden open daily from 11.00 am to 6.00pm. £10.50 entry fee to the garden. 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS 020 7352 5646

10: our London Craft Week event at Chelsea Physic Garden: “Journey of an Apprentice“artist’s talk: Tom Sargeant in conversation with Karoline Newman, followed by guided tour of artworks.  5pm, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS tickets available from 020 7352 5646 tickets: (garden entrance fee): £10.50 online booking advised. 30 places.

12: our London Craft week event: Alan Kitching’s life in Letterpress Alan Kitching demonstrates his letterpress skill as a compositor and printer, an artistry which has achieved world-wide renown. Open Studio: 10.30 to 16.00; talk 11.00 to noon. The Typography Workshop, 19 Cleaver Street, Kennington, London SE11 4DP Talk:  free, (booking necessary, email:

18: opening of our Art & Memory Collection at Grimsthorpe Castle


29: ‘Alphabet Museum’ Exhibition opens at the Lettering Arts Centre until 9 September

16 – 11 am to 4 pm


Tolpuddle Manor, home of Julian Francis, a long-term supporter of the charity, boasts one of the most important private collections of lettering on stone. The house dates from 1656 and lies just below the church of St John.  Join us for a private tour of the garden with its 1.5 acres arranged on three levels with substantial yew hedges, large borders and trees including a large Copper Beech and a Judas Tree.  You will encounter lettering on stone dotted around the garden, including work by David Kindersley, Gary Breeze, Tom Perkins, Incisive Letterwork and Teucer Wilson. Julian’s collection also includes sculptures by Peter Randall-Page and Mary Spencer Watson. 

Artist Ayako Furuno, who has taken up a Journeyman scheme through the Lettering Arts Trust and is a recipient of a Harriet Frazer bursary, will be demonstrating the timeless craft of carving throughout the day. Tea, coffee, wine and light refreshments will be served. Tickets are £8 to Friends of the Lettering Arts Trust and £10 to other guests. To book your ticket, please email or telephone 01728 688 393



14: 6 pm Artist talk Eric Marland in conversation at the Lettering Arts Centre


21: ‘Art of Remembering’ exhibition opens at lettering arts centre until 16 November

26: 6.30 pm Artist talk at the Lettering Arts Centre by Giles Macdonald: ‘Inscriptions – so what?’ (or lettering: who needs it?)


15: ‘Christmas Showcase’ exhibition opens at Lettering Arts Centre until 22 December

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