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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September 2017

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

September 26, 2017 @ 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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March 2018

Martin Cook: ‘No such thing as normal: A diverse lettercarving career’

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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Martin Cook is a letter carver with a wide and varied portfolio of commissions, including the inscriptions to 'The Great Court' in the British Museum, carved lettering and low relief for the furniture maker, John Makepeace, collaboration with several award winning garden designers as well as commissions for Her Majesty The Queen and The Prince of Wales. Click for Martin's studio website. Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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April 2018

Katharine Meynell: “Elizabeth Friedlander, Calligrapher, Typographer, Designer”

April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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Katharine Meynell will screen her short film Elizabeth and discuss the work of Elizabeth Friedlander. For current exhibitions on Elizabeth Friedlander's work see Jewish Museum exhibition Designs on Britain (until 15.04.2018) and Ditchling Museum exhibition on Elizabeth Friedlander (until 29.04.2018). Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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May 2018

Michael Clayton: Tour of St. Bride Foundation

May 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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Michael Clayton, a professional printer and volunteer at St. Bride, will give a talk about St. Bride followed by a tour of the building and demonstration in the print room.   Cost Free – members £3 – non-members

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June 2018

Rob Dunn: Walking Tour of Clerkenwell

June 26, 2018

Rob Dunn, a professional London guide will lead a walk around Clerkenwell, talking about the history of places of interest. Meet 7 pm. Places are limited to 20, if you would like to join this walk, please would you email Ann Caro on caro.business@tiscali.co.uk  Members free Non-members £3. More information will be available in June.

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September 2018

The St. John’s Bible

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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Unfortunately, Sally-Mae Joseph, our speaker, is unable to be with us but we shall go ahead with a DVD about Donald Jackson and his work in producing the St. John Bible. We shall have printed copies of some of the books that make up the Bible as well as some books on the production of the Bible to look at as well. Please bring along any items you have about the Bible. Cost: Free – members £3 – non-members

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November 2018

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

November 27, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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Alan Kitching is one of the world's leading practitioners of letterpress typographical design and printmaking, with a career spanning over 50 years. In 1989 he set up The Typography Workshop, which he now runs from his studio in Kennington. In 2017 his book "A Life in Letterpress", was published by Laurence King. In it he describes his career including his work in design and teaching letterpress.   Members free Non-members £3.

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February 2019

AGM followed by a social evening

February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Fleet Room, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Room, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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AGM followed by a social evening Tuesday, February 26th Members free Non-members £3.  

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March 2019

Keiko Shimoda, “Japanese written language and calligraphy”

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
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£3

Keiko introducing Japanese written language - how it works visually, and also the brief history of its calligraphy, starting with Chinese historical manuscripts and how it becomes Japanese own.   Members free Non-members £3

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