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FREE ADMISSION CALLIGRAPHY FESTIVAL AT ST PETERíS CHURCH, SUNDERLAND, UK


WRITING 2011 INTERNATIONAL CALLIGAPHY SYMPOSIUM PRESENTS

CALLIGRAPHY FESTIVAL AT ST PETER’S CHURCH, SUNDERLAND TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2011, 6.30PM TO 9.30PM

The University of Sunderland’s International Research Centre for Calligraphy is hosting a calligraphy festival at St. Peter’s Church, Sunderland on Tuesday 26th July 2011, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. St Peter’s is the site of the Wearmouth‐Jarrow scriptorium and is currently bidding for World Heritage status along with St Paul’s, Jarrow. The festival is part of the Writing 2011 international calligraphy symposium with delegates from as far afield as the Russian Federation, Argentina, Japan, Germany and Canada.

The Festival is open to the public and is planned to be informal and informative. During the evening there will be demonstrations and talks including:

  • Japanese and Western Calligraphy
  • The Lettering of David Jones
  • Haiku and the calligraphy work of Basho
  • Full‐size facsimile of a page from the Codex Amiatinus (created at Wearmouth‐Jarrow)
  • Audio‐visual shows about street writing, memorials and Holy Island ‐birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels
  • Display of calligraphic journals
  • Exhibition of work by members of the Northumbrian Scribes
  • Calligraphy Demonstrations
  • Charlie and Lynn Perkins of www.calligraphity.com will also be there with the largest selection of books on calligraphy and related subjects in Europe (if not the world).

The venue is St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Way, Sunderland SR6 0DY. Admission is free. For more information please contact: Dr Manny Ling,
Email:
manny.ling@sunderland.ac.uk, Telephone 07973 814031

20 jul 11 @ 12:59 pm gmt


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