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 18 September Mark L'Argent came from Essex to lead us in a workshop on Legende - a tricky hand which demanded concentration but was much enjoyed. Some efforts during the day are shown below:
Bookmaking for Calligraphers
with Nesta Davies.
For Details, click here
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 soon in Ilminster. Good luck Janet! Details are given below.