Monday, 15 March 2010

April Open Day and Demonstrations

Saturday 10th April
United Reform Church Hall, Penrith
and also at the Devenshire Arcade, Penrith
10am - 4pm

We are holding on open day with workshops, demonstrations and an exhibition - all for free!

We're hoping that if you are in the area and interested in seeing what we do then we'd love for you to come along and meet the group.

We will have an exhibition space in the Devonshire Arcade in Penrith town centre and also demonstrations and further examples of work at the United Reform Church Hall, on Lowther Street in Penrith.

We're hoping it will be a fun and lively day and the opportunity to try your hand and have a go yourself!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Kirkby Stephen Poetry Walk

If you are ever in the area of Kirkby Stephen I'd recommend you visited the Poetry Walk, a signposted public path taking you through 12 months in the life of a hill farmers year. The Poetry Path is a celebration of the hill farmer's ancient and enduring relationship with the beautiful landscape in and around the upper Eden valley.

Along the circular route of public paths there are twelve short poems written by Meg Peacocke which have been superbly carved into stone by Pip Hall, a lettering artist. It's a lovely walk taking you either side of the River Eden and not too long.

We are focusing on the poetry walk in our May workshop with calligrapher John Ward which I am looking forward to. I'm not sure what we will be doing on the day yet but the letters carved are a lovely inspiration.

March Meeting and Handwriting competition

It's been a while since my last post, we had our AGM in February and have now confimed our agenda for the year, we have three tutors coming - John Ward in May, Terry Johnston in September and Sarah Colgate in November. It's shaping up to be a really exciting year.

We welcomed two potential new members at our March meeting yesterday, Linda and Heather. I hope they both enjoyed meeting the group and their first taster session.

We also judged the Northern Pen Show Handwriting competition for the second year running. Five schools entered, again with three age groups (8-9yrs, 9-10yrs and 10-11 yrs). A piece of literature had been pre-chosen for each age group so that they were all judged fairly.

We picked a commended and highly commended for each school and age group plus and overall winner - like last year, all the winners will be announced on the day so I'm not going to spoil the suprise!

Best of luck to all the kids who entered!