CLAS Regional Meetings


The 2017 CLAS Regional Meeting will be
hosted by Cinque Port Scribes in Westgate Hall, Canterbury on Saturday, 23rd September, 2017


CLAS Regional Day in Chichester 2015

Regional day in Chichester was hosted by the South Hampshire Calligraphers along with the Sussex Scribes. Our theme of the day was ‘Did the Romans start it’ and everyone was given a ‘goody bag’ when they arrived  with a Roman Lettering tea towel and cards.

We even had our very own mosaic to help complete during the day!

Each attendee was invited to produce a roman letter on a tile of 12 cm square. This produced a wonderfully colourful display and as well as the hosts displaying their own work, North Downs, Cinq Ports and Lingfield societies also put on excellent shows of their own.

The six demonstraters were – Mary Noble with brush Roman Caps, Richard Klose with chiselled Roman Caps, Jan Mehigan with Versals. Teresa Stephens demonstrated using geometry and Roman caps to form wonderful pictures while Helen Gibbs worked with people to produce delightful little books. Jan Pickett was demonstrating and sharing Decorated letters. SO much to see and so much to have a go at.

As a bonus we had the ‘Letters after Lindisfarne’ on display along with Jean Larcher’s book ‘Character Traits’. These were an immense draw even for those who had seen them before.

After lunch the lecture was to have been by David Graham a few days before he had fallen downstairs and was in hospital. With much generosity Ewan Clayton agreed to fill this immense void. Using work that he had researched for his book – the Golden Thread – which had not been included in that work – he gave a most informative and delightful lecture that was enjoyed by all.

It was a really terrific day enjoyed by all  - in fact it was all over too quickly! Thank you to all who came and to everyone who helped.


CLAS Regional Day in Durham 2014

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CLAS Regional Day in Gloucester
2013

We enjoyed a fantastic day in Cheltenham on Sunday, 20th October, hosted by Gloucester Lettering Arts.


 
CLAS Regional Day in Oxford 2012

Oxford Scribes hosted a very exciting day with the theme East Meets West for the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. Honoured Fellow of CLAS Dr Manny Ling was the guest speaker and gave a presentation Calligraphy Across Boundaries.

There were demonstrations of Japanese calligraphy, heraldic painting, Islamic arabesque design, willow pattern relief printing, brush lettering and Chinese flower painting. There was also a Haiku competition with many original entries. Sales tables, suppliers of paper, books and all calligraphic material had a very busy day. Raffle prizes included work by Manny Ling and the original East Meets West black and white logo created by Tim Noad. During the day Tim had painted a richly coloured gouache and shell gold version of the logo as a demonstration piece and generously offered it for an extra raffle prize at the last minute – a very lucky lady was overwhelmed.

The day, which was attended by almost 200 visitors, was dedicated to Isabelle Spencer, an accomplished calligrapher and much loved vice-President of Oxford Scribes who died in September aged 87 and who had an enormous input into the Regional Day planning.

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