South London Letter Association regularly hosts events for its members. From social events, exhibitions, and other outings, to workshops and courses our events are a great opportunity to get together and share creative ideas about lettering. Most events are free for members, so join SLLA today.

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May 2017

“It all started with a few letters”: Jan Pickett

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fleet Room, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Room, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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Jan Pickett, calligrapher, lettering artist, illustrator and author of Decorated Lettering, will join us to discuss her lettering journey. SLLA members and the general public are invited to attend this illuminating May social event in the Fleet Room at St Bride Foundation. Cost Free–members £3 – non-members

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Pointed Brush Lettering with Rosella Garavaglia

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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 Starting from a basic pointed brush alphabet we’ll develop a lively – flowy - personal script to create a design for reproduction or a piece of writing applicable to a variety of surfaces. Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place will be confirmed…

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June 2017

A walk around London’s Smithfields with Robert Dunn

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC,

Discover the history of lettering around London's Smithfields with a tour of the area's many public lettering sites, guided by Robert Dunn. Numbers are limited to 20, so please contact our social secretary, Ann Caro via email, to reserve your place. Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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July 2017
£25

Jan Pickett on the Hand Legende

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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Black & white, Formal and Informal (with a bit of colour if wished, just for good measure!!) For all levels, so come and join the fun! We are going to look at a style of lettering very loosely based on the Legende font. This beautiful edged pen version is a flowing style combining the very low x-height of Legende, the springing arches and graceful letters of Italic, together with a little pen manipulation stirred in for extra good measure. It…

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September 2017

Rachel Yallop — “Taking a line for a walk, my calligraphic journey”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fleet Room, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Room, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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For our September social evening, we are very pleased to welcome calligrapher and author of A Simple Copperplate Manual (among other titles), Rachel Yallop, to join us to discuss her calligraphic journey. Head along to the Fleet Room at St Bride Foundation for an inspiring evening with likeminded lettering enthusiasts. Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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Joy Daniels Mount Cutting Workshop

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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As an experienced calligrapher and framer, Joy Daniels will take us through a day of learning to mount your own work. We will use off cuts of mount board she will use them to practise cutting small apertures to make mini pictures using little scraps of calligraphy. A more detailed outline of the day will follow soon.  Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8…

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November 2017

Ruling Pen with Rachel Yallop

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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The ruling pen is a very versatile tool not least because it comes in more than one form: the folded, the pointed, and the Cola pen. Even then there are different shapes within these groups which affect the marks made. In this class we will: Look at the various tools and make a Cola pen. The ruling pen, of whichever sort, makes a unique line. Pen manipulation and the position in the hand, forms a large part of this. This…

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