The Undercroft, Winchester Cathedral, The Close, SO23 9LS
A special opportunity to meet the team of Cathedral Scribes as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Have a go at calligraphy under their expert guidance, try writing with a quill and get creative with hands-on activities for all the family!
The Winchester Cathedral Scribes were first established in 1989. Today the group consists of twenty part-time calligraphers and artists with varying skills, who volunteer on a weekly rotation basis. The group is unique amongst English Cathedrals in its size and output, and so this is a wonderful opportunity for all the family to;
- Meet the Scribes
- See examples of Scribes’ work
- Have a go at the Calligraphy
- Try writing with a quill
- Children's calligraphy activities
The Scribes’ primary objective is to produce a range of original and quality work in the form of prayer cards, information cards, greeting cards and bookmarks, for sale at the Scribes’ Desk within the Cathedral. The Scribes’ also participate in the Cathedral’s education programme by holding classes in calligraphy and illumination, which are held throughout the year. Calligraphy workshops for the general public are also held twice a year in Spring and Autumn and are very popular.
The Scribes welcome new members with an interest in calligraphy and illumination who are able to commit to activities on a regular and voluntary basis. Contact should be made with the Scribes’ Leader, Phillip Johnson, on 023 80253466 or through the Cathedral’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Williams, on 01962 857284