Manuscript Pen Company has announced the first ever World Calligraphy on 16th August 2017 with events and workshops taking place around the world and predominantly at the Pen Museum, Birmingham that will host the event.
Since 1856 Manuscript Pen Company Ltd has been connected with the pen trade and in the forefront of pen nib manufacturing and design in the UK. World Calligraphy Day is the celebration of the history, penmanship and progressive product development and all things calligraphy related.
Charles Stockbridge, Managing Director of Manuscript Pen Company Ltd said, “we are thrilled to be making this announcement as the founders of this remarkable 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.”
Visitors to the Pen Museum on World Calligraphy Day will be treated to a tour whilst they 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. Attendees will also get the opportunity to step back in time and try their hand at creating a steel pen nib using traditional machinery.
At the museum, Manuscript will be joined by popular artists including 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. The event will take place from 11am – 4pm.
Also taking place on the day, designated workshops and demonstrations will give enthusiasts the chance to take part and learn from the experts about different writing styles using different types of writing instruments. Workshops take place from 12pm onwards the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
For more event details please take a look at the link below.