About Us

Cinque Ports Scribes was formed in 1992 to cater for those who have a practical interest in Calligraphy, Lettering, and Illumination.

We run one day workshops in Hastingleigh on calligraphy and associated skills with a mix of internal and external tutors including some of the very best known calligraphers.

We also occasionally hold two or three day workshops, covering a wide range of calligraphic and related topics.

We have exhibited at many locations throughout Kent, and in both 2005 and 2017 we hosted the CLAS Regional Day.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Calligraphy and the Lettering arts, particularly those living in Kent and the South East.

Standard membership fee for new and rejoining members £18.

The membership form is available on the downloads page.

Benefits include:

  • Full colour newsletters
  • Occasional news sheets or emailed interim newsletters
  • Regular workshops run by professional calligraphers*
  • Preferential rates and priority booking for workshops*
  • Opportunity to display your work in CPS exhibitions*
  • Free access to Augusto’s Library
  • News of calligraphic events
  • Occasional visits to exhibitions and places of interest*
  • Envelope exchange to put your calligraphy skills in to practice.
  • Commission requests forwarded by email
  • Members who are tutors may advertise their regular classes on the website.

* extra costs involved

We hope you find this website both enjoyable and informative, but if you require any further information please contact us.

Reproduction in whole or part of any image without the artist’s permission is strictly prohibited

If you already have the details for the person you’d like to contact, please feel free to contact them directly.

For general enquiries please contact the club secretary

The current Officers and Committee Members

Non Committee Roles

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