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February 2018

Annual General Meeting

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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The Agenda: Members of the Committee briefly commenting on their written report, outlining the events planned for 2018 and answering Questions and ideas from everyone. Electing the Treasurer and appointing/reappointing members of the committee Followed by fun designing our wall hanging. Bring your letters with you: see below. To celebrate our 20th Anniversary MAKING OUR PATCHWORK MOSAIC WALL HANGING OUT OF 10 CMS SQUARES Choose any letter from “South London Lettering Association” ; or 2 or 0 Use any colours,…

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March 2018

“The Johnston Journey” at the London Transport Museum Depot

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

“On the tour you will discover how an expert in mediaeval handwriting devised a marvellously modern alphabet, together with an iconic logo to help make London’s transport easier to use. You will hear about the challenges and ultimate success of designs so strong and adaptable that they now represent the idea of London itself”. If you would like to be included on this visit, please contact me on; lesleyclark@blueyonder.co.uk. We will be meeting at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. The…

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Brush Lettering on Stones and Slates with Rosella Garavaglia

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

We’ll be painting letters words or phrases on pebbles and stone (slate tiles for example) using gouache and acrylics. Experience with brush writing will be desirable but otherwise a reasonable control of the brush as a painting tool will be helpful. I always admire the expressive power of lettering painted on natural forms designed and modelled by mother nature. The 3 dimentional quality of pebbles will challenge our skills and stretch our imagination. They’re often used at weddings as place…

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May 2018

Gilding with Tim Noad

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

More details to follow.  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 once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage. How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, our…

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June 2018

Studying The Cnut Hand with Viva Lloyd

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

We shall be studying the script of an 11th century scribe Eadui Basan.  This takes basic Foundational (English Carolingian) and makes it sophisticated and elegant.  After mastering the script students can experiment with changes in weight 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…

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August 2018

Quick, fun backgrounds and decorative techniques with Nicola Dunn

August 4 @ 10:00 am
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

A summer holiday workshop, with no stress where we will cover a range of background techniques and a few paper folding/embossing projects too - time permitting.We will start with paste painting and paper marbling using shaving foam as a base, then a bit of printing using fun foam sheets. In the afternoon we will do the 'cleaner' techniques of paper embossing and make Lotus folded cards and flip lop cards using some of the decorated papers from the morning session.…

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November 2018

Toni Watts: “Art and Illumination – medieval techniques and modern applications”

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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£3

Toni is an artist and illuminator, currently working with Lincoln Cathedral.   Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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