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. You can be assured of a warm welcome with plenty of encouragement.
There are currently no group lessons offered for beginners near Taunton/Wellington, but a benefit of Coronavirus is that there are now a whole host of teaching workshops available on Zoom, including for beginners, and our group are happy to point people who are starting out in the right direction. Please contact us for more information using the contact form.
Regrettably, we have felt it necessary to postpone again the Exhibition planned for October in Ilminster. Members will be informed as soon as news is available.
Stay safe everyone, and keep scribing!
At our last meeting, Dee Howley Gibbs led us in an exploration of Art Deco calligraphy and patterning. Some of our efforts are shown below.
We are intending to hold our first monthly workshop since lockdown on Saturday 17 July 2021. We hope as many members as possible will attend to help us re-start and re-charge our enthusiasm for this wonderful activity.
There will be an untutored practice session to ease us back into good habits, where we can perhaps also have a group discussion about how we wish the group to go forward, and air any concerns or fears about meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.
We will take all measures possible to reduce risk.
- View a copy of our Risk Assessment
- View a copy of our current instructions to members for workshop attendance (re Coronavirus)