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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January 2020

The Gothic page: Blackletter, variations and Lombardic Versals with Attilio Medda

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

A workshop dedicated to the various elements that defined the layout of north-European Book of Hours between the XIV & XV century and their use: the different alphabets, their modern evolution and the Lombardic versals. 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…

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John Freestone: Letters From Foreign Parts

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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February 2020

AGM & Travelling Books – Talk and Display

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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March 2020

Toni Watts: Gilding (two day workshop)

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 14 @ 4:30 pm
St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2SA United Kingdom
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£70

During this two day workshop we will explore a variety of ways of adding gold leaf to a design, using both simple and more challenging techniques. Starting with the application of gold leaf flat to the page using a variety of traditional and modern gilding sizes, we will progress to reconstituting and laying manuscript gesso, gilding with loose leaf gold and burnishing to a high shine. Participants can expect to produce a reference page of gilding trials, discovering which method…

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TBC

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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April 2020

TBC

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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May 2020

Mary Noble: Title of talk to be confirmed

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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Large Italic using Automatic Pens with Rachel Yallop

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

Italic, automatic pen

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June 2020

Rob Dunn: Walk in Central City of London

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation, The Edward Passmore Room, St Bride Foundation
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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£3
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Paper Cut letters with Sharon Shaw

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

Discover how to incorporate calligraphy into the beautiful craft of paper cutting. In this workshop you will learn how to • embed a letter or a word or a piece of text within a cut paper design • create a piece of work from a sketch to a final design. We will also look at the history of paper cutting and the work of contemporary paper cutting artists to understand how they combine letterforms and images within their paper cut…

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