The first ever World Calligraphy day – 16th August 2017

Next Wednesday (16th August 2017) will see the first ever World Calligraphy day and to celebrate there is selection of events and workshops taking place across the world. With the biggest event being held in the Pen Museum in Birmingham.

The day is being held to celebrate the history of penmanship and progressive product development and all things related to calligraphy.

With Manuscript and a host of other world renowned creative artists joining forces at the Pen Museum they are there to help celebrate the art of calligraphy and the latest hand lettering trends.

If you are planning to visit on the day there is lots going on for the whole family to be getting involved with.

Whilst you explore the Pen Museum, you will get a chance to look back in history and learn all about the pen companies of Birmingham and the history of pen making throughout the years. You can even have a good at making your own steel pen nib using the traditional machinery used back in history.

As well as stepping back in history there is also lots of demonstrations and designated workshops to learn about all the different writing styles that there now are around the world. As well as learning about these you will have the chance to try out a variety of writing instruments to find the right one for you.

So whether you are a complete novice or just want to brush up on your skills there is a chance to learn all about it here with the experts.

This even is free from 11am – 4pm and you can find out more about the day here.

I was sent some calligraphy pens to try out and there is a real art form in learning to write with these pens. I’m still working on using these pens however I have taken to watching some YouTube videos to try and work on my skills.

I think I’ve still got a long way to go but I’m not giving up just yet.

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