Lettering & Commemorative Arts

The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust is encouraging Britain’s long tradition of lettercarving to flourish through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Schemes, Lettercarving Workshops, The Art & Memory Collection, and various illustrated publications. We have also helped and advised over four and a half thousand people across the British Isles and also overseas, with the commissioning of commemorative works and well designed, unique memorials for churchyard, cemetery, private garden or public space. Please see our commissioning website www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk

GALLERY & SHOP

The Lettering Arts Centre Gallery & Shop is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, including bank holidays 11am – 5pm

ALAN KITCHING – A LIFE IN LETTERPRESS runs until 20th August

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF A WORLD RENOWNED DESIGNER AND PRINTMAKER AT THE UK’S HOME OF LETTERING ARTS
 Major retrospective spanning six decades
 Alan Kitching to transport part of his studio to exhibition for letterpress workshops
 Special edition publication available at the gallery
The timeless designs of a world renowned typographer and printmaker will be celebrated by a new exhibition, opening at the Lettering Arts Centre this summer. Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress is a retrospective of the life and work of an artist and craftsman who has spent fifty years using hand-set type to create countless, beautifully expressive, designs.

EVENTS at the Lettering Arts Centre 2016

In Conversation with Alan Kitching – at The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Friday 8th July at 6pm

Come along to the Lettering Arts Centre and hear Alan talk about his amazing life, his loves and how he developed his innovative style of letterpress.  Alan will be chatting to Karoline Newman, who runs her own PR agency and is helping Alan with his touring exhibition – A Life in Letterpress. Alan’s book by the same name, is available to buy only at the Lettering Arts Centre for the duration of the exhibition, it will be available in bookshops in 2017.

Spaces are limited, please contact Natasha by email or by calling 01728 688393 | 688934 to  reserve your seat. Tickets are £10, free to Friends of The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust.

Alan Kitching  – A Life in Letterpress runs until 20th August

Workshop at Lettering Arts Centre

Gaynor Goffe will be tutoring 5 calligraphy workshops and 1 3-day workshop, and Louise Tiplady will tutor two Lino cut workshops in 2016. Dates

Friends of The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust

Please contact Sarah Harrison for more details.

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Education Programme

Please visit the Workshop page for the 2016 dates for lettercarving in Stone; Calligraphy and Lino Cut workshops, or email the Trust for availability of places.

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Exhibition Virtual Tour

Masters & Apprentices – The Transfer of Passion Exhibition. Take a virtual tour of our 2014 exhibition and enjoy the craftsmanship and skill of the UK’s leading lettercarving Masters and their apprentices.

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