Welcome to the West Country Scribes website
We are a small and friendly calligraphy group who meet near Wellington, Taunton, Somerset, aiming to develop our own skills and encourage calligraphy locally. We are affiliated to the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society [CLAS].
We hold regular workshops through the year. Meetings are held in Rockwell Green Village Hall, Popes Lane, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9BU. Our meetings are open to members and non-members, but booking is essential.
We welcome new members who would like to take the opportunity of developing their calligraphy and exploring what is possible in this absorbing skill. Many of our workshops are suitable for beginners; please enquire using our contact form if interested, and we will phone you back. You can be assured of a warm welcome with plenty of encouragement and support.
Regrettably, we have felt it necessary to postpone the large Exhibition planned for October at Ilminster. We are hoping to reschedule to 2023, with a smaller exhibition locally for sometime in 2022 if it can be arranged.
Membership fees Update (Aug 2021). It has been agreed that Membership fees for 2021 have been cut to £10, to reflect the restricted programme permitted during Covid-19 lockdowns. Sue will be contacting all members in due course for revised membership subscriptions, or refunds.
On 16 October we had a super day with Nesta Davies, Bookbinder, who came to show us ways of making pretty little vehicles for our calligraphy: little paper concertinas, and small booklets with various simple, double and fold-out pages. It was a lot of fun. The results are shown below:
20th November 2021
Mouse Roman - with Josie Brown
11th December 2021:
AGM and shared lunch
Booking essential. To enquire, please contact Bee Ottway by email or using our "Contact Us" page form.
We have a full programme for the remainder of the year, (see Programme web page) and look forward to welcoming newcomers.
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One of our Scribes, Janet Jordan, has a one-woman exhibition of art and calligraphy currently showing in Ilminster. Good luck Janet! Details are given below.