I had a lot of fun writing on the walls in the foyer of Reading’s PROGRESS THEATRE last week – we wash it all off soon. It was on display during their annual playwriting festival so I made some artworks about the plays and then big quotes about writing or theatre on the walls.
All gone now! Except for two quotes, above booking office and bar. This little theatre is worth a visit, check www.progresstheatre.co.uk
I am to give the slide talk critiquing members’ entries for this big event in the Society of Scribes & Illuminators’ calendar. I promise to be kind – I know how it felt when I was New and my entry went up on the screen! I know there will be a broad selection of work. If you want to attend the day visit calligraphyonline.org to book a ticket for 25th April. it’ll be a great day
Do visit the Contemporary Crafts show SAT 23rd 7 SUN 24th November 2013 at Milland Village Hall, Milland, nr Liphook, GU30 7NA
All the makers will be there, and they’ve invited me to join them; there’s weaving, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, fused glass – and stay for tea & cake or soup & rolls at lunchtime, for a donation to Samaritans. Hope you can make it
If you’re in London any time this month until 30th October, go to the top floor of Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road for a stunning calligraphy show. We put it up today. Over 80 pieces of work by many well-known and several unknown calligraphers. Put together by CLAS, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (see website www.clas.co.uk ) this is an outstanding show.
I’m working on some pieces for the foyer of this enterprising independent theatre again, to be shown during their annual “Writefest”.
Having attended their Summer Shakespeare – they put on Hamlet in the park, very atmospheric – I chose to use some quotes from this for two long banners which will form a contrast with the set of smaller ones next on the agenda. If you’re in Reading, do check out the programme. My show is on during October, for about a month in the leadup and during the production of the 7 winning one-act plays, dates for my show not finalised. Google Progress Theatre Reading.
New exhibition top floor Foyles Bookshop, |Charing Cross Road, London, I have 3 pieces in it.
WRITING ON THE EDGE, a calligraphy exhibition on the theme of literature and poetry, is on for a month, 3rd – 30th OCTOBER 2013. The exhibition is run by the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the standard is high – do go if you’re in London. here’s one of my pieces: