Visual Arts Calligraphy in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Visual Arts Calligraphy

The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society

London based society promoting the study, practice and teaching of calligraphy with advice on membership, a magazine, courses and books, plus galleries of work.

Cinque Ports Scribes

An association for people with an interest in calligraphy and the arts of lettering and illumination in Kent and the South East; with details of membership, diary of workshops and exhibitions, and their library.

The Edward Johnston Foundation

Promotes public awareness of calligraphy as an art form and reference point for other disciplines including typeface design. provides details of exhibitions, collections and archive, seminars, education projects, and publications.

Gloucestershire Lettering Arts

A society in the Cotswolds for calligraphy enthusiasts, including professionals, amateurs and newcomers; includes their programme of classes and summer schools, with contacts.

The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust

Provides training in letter design and lettercarving and exists to widen people’s awareness and appreciation of the lettering and commemorative arts, including memorials.

The Memorial Arts Charity

Seeks to maintain and renew Britain's long tradition of letter carving in stone and wood with training workshops, apprentice schemes, the launch of a national collection, talks and slide shows.

Mercian Scribes

A calligraphers' and scribes' society in Staffordshire; with details of workshops and exhibitions, members' gallery, FAQ, newsletter, and contacts.

National Handwriting Association

Promotes good handwriting and the importance of teaching handwriting in schools. Includes information on courses and teaching resources.

Neil Bromley

Heraldic artist and illuminator, producing a range of hand painted Baronial Arms as well as large Baronial Assignations, documents, Heraldic Achievements and illuminated documents.

North London Lettering Association

Offers a programme of monthly meetings, lectures, workshops and exhibitions for people interested in and practising the craft of calligraphy and lettering.

Northwest Calligraphy Association

Welcomes members who practise calligraphy and those who have an interest in, and appreciation for, fine writing; includes their calendar of workshops and events, and contacts.

Nottingham Calligraphers

A group of enthusiastic amateur calligraphers; includes their programme of meetings and workshops, details of learning opportunities, and newsletter.

The Pen Room

A museum of pens and writing instruments in a former pen factory in the jewellery quarter of Birmingham. Provides pages on the history of the trade, manufacturers, the manufacturing process and nibs.

The Society for Italic Handwriting

Founded in 1952 by a notable calligrapher to spread the practice of the Italic script. With details of membership (open to anyone with an interest in good handwriting), quarterly magazine, a gallery of samples, a history, links, and contacts.

The Society of Scribes and Illuminators

Promoting the art of calligraphy and maintaining the tradition of fine lettering with exhibitions, a training scheme and publications.

South London Lettering Association

Promotes and encourages lettering in all forms by organising workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions; includes newsletter and contacts.

The Writing Equipment Society

For people interested in the collection, conservation, study or use of writing equipment; includes membership, meetings and activities, contacts, and links.

York Scribes

Encourages enthusiasts and practitioners of calligraphy to increase their understanding, knowledge and skills; includes their workshop programme and contacts.

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