Meetings

Our meetings are normally held in the Govan Mbeki building of Glasgow Caledonian University. However, due to ongoing restrictions within the university we are currently holding our meetings in the Mercure Hotel on Ingram Street, Glasgow.

Below lists our draft programme of activities/meetings for the 2021-2022 session. Please keep checking the blog for any updates or changes to the schedule as we do our best to navigate current situations. Please check here for the latest updates.


    4 September 2021 - AGM & Welcome Back
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    2 October 2021 - Gothicised Italic - Ted Gardner
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    20 November 2021 - Writing in a Square - Group
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    4 December 2021 - Creative Envelopes - Raymond O'Donnell
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    8 January 2022 - Brush Lettering - Gillian Ryder *Date to be rearranged*
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    5 February 2022 Pointed Pen Decoration/Flourishes - Francesca Valbonesi
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    26-27 February 2022 Workshop - Jan Pickett*
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    5 March 2022 - Illuminated Letters Using Metal Foils - Robert Cook
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    2 April 2022 - Islamic Geometric Patterns - Clara Cohen
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    7 May 2022 AGM + Lunch + Members' Work
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    21 May 2022 Workshops - In The Style of A Well Known Calligrapher - Group

    *Places must be booked in advance

Any changes or extra activities/meetings will be announced on the blog.

Meetings are held from 10am to 1pm

Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and workshops however, please contact us beforehand for details. There is no obligation to join the group straight away - all that we ask for is a donation of £5 per person for each meeting attended. *Full day workshops, paid for by participants, must be booked in advance.

A materials list for each meeting and workshop is sent to members and visitors via the previous month's minutes, by email or on request. If starting out in calligraphy collecting a basic "kit" may be useful:-

    - Writing board (bought desktop or plywood/light wood board)
    - Fountain, dip or cartridge pen(s) and nibs
    - Inks/paints (calligraphy, watercolour, gouache)
    - Pencil (HB or 3B)
    - Eraser (putty or plastic)
    - Ruler
    - Paper - layout or photocopying (for practice), cartridge/watercolour 200 gsm and above (for final work)
    - Craft knife or scissors
    - Masking tape

If you don't have items our members and tutors will be pleased to share their resources