Northumbrian Scribes rubbed shoulders with the likes of Gaynor Goffe, Sue Hufton, Anne Hechle and Janet Mehigan at the Lay Members Day on 7th May in London.
For anyone who is thinking about attending a future LMD then this is what you can expect: numerous stands filled with books, equipment and papers to buy, a sale of work by fellows of the SSI, many pieces of calligraphy in the exhibition by lay members, and practical demonstrations, this year of the Spencerian hand, painted lettering and botanical alphabets.
The gang were in fine fettle (especially our chairman who had enjoyed a Woo Woo on the 15th floor of our hotel the night before) and created a stunning display board and table top exhibition, showcasing Northumbrian Scribes' calligraphy.
The highlight of the afternoon was a talk by Tim Noad MA, FSSI, FCLAS, who works as a heraldic artist for the College of Arms in London. He recently produced the "Instrument of Consent" document (shown below), signed by the Queen, to agree officially to the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Finally as we were saying our goodbyes, we were invited to visit Bratislava in Slovakia by three very enthusiastic young calligraphers who had travelled over for the event ... our international reputation is growing.