• Experienced pen historian added to World Calligraphy Day line up

        • With World Calligraphy Day just five days away, Manuscript Pen Company have added a further name to the line-up of experienced Calligraphy specialists with pen historian Jeremy Collingridge, who will be at the Pen Museum on Wednesday 16th August.

          Visitors to the museum are being encouraged to bring their treasured pens as Jeremy, who is attending the day in his role as Volunteer Librarian of the Writing Equipment Society, will be casting his own expert eye over pens both new and old.

          The Leicestershire based-expert will be at the event from 11am till 4pm whilst the FREE event takes place throughout the museum.

          Jeremy said, “I’m really looking forward to World Calligraphy Day. I can’t wait to see what visitors to the museum bring and help them discover the history of their treasured pens on the 16th August.”

          The first ever World Calligraphy ties in with a host of events taking place around the worldwide and online, alongside the Pen Museum in Birmingham. It was launched by Manuscript Pen Company to celebrate the art of calligraphy as well the history of pen manufacture in the UK and abroad.

          Charles Stockbridge, Managing Director of Manuscript Pen Company Ltd said, “we are thrilled to be making this announcement as the founders of this very special day. Calligraphy and hand lettering are at the heart of what we do here at Manuscript.

          “In recent years, the art of beautiful writing has taken to new heights with the trends of Modern Calligraphy, Faux Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. These new trends have really taken off, encouraging everybody to try their hand at a whole variety of wonderful creative ventures.”

          On the day, visitors to the Pen Museum will get the opportunity to explore and learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham and the history of the trade starting from quills and dip pens to the modern day fountain pen.

          There will also be a selection of interactive events on the day including the chance to try your hand at creating your very own steel pen nib using traditional machinery.

          The line-up joining Jeremy Collingridge includes Modern Calligrapher Joyce Lee of Artsynibs, Graphic Designer and Calligrapher Alice Mazilli of Ampersand Alice, Artist, Designer and Letterer Rob Draper, Traditional Calligrapher Stephen Duckett, Contemporary Italian Calligrapher Sandro Bonomo, Handwriting Specialist Sandra Grayson.

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