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The Lettering Arts Centre

The Lettering Arts Centre is the home of the Lettering Arts Trust, an independent charity which champions Britain's rich heritage in the lettering arts. 

The Lettering Arts Trust encourages Britain's long tradition in the lettering arts to flourish. The gallery hosts a critically-acclaimed exhibition programme, artist lectures, lettering demonstrations and a variety of lettering workshops. The shop sells a range of beautiful lettered artworks and gifts from statement works of art to small gifts.

The Lettering Arts Trust helps the public to commission lettered art on stone, wood or metal for memorial, commemoration, house or garden from a register of the finest letter carvers in the country. 

The gallery and shop is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am until 5pm, from 15th March to 23rd December 2019.

2019 Exhibition Programme

Friday 15th March - Sunday 26th May - 'The Lost Words - forget me not'

Celebrate nature's vanishing names, reclaimed in new works commissioned as an artistic response to 'The Lost Words - A Spell Book' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Carving these words into stone, wood and glass, artists create a permanent record of the natural words removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. This exhibition is an insurance against the fracturing of a precious connection with the natural world.

Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd September - 'A Way with Words' 

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, work of national and international letterers will be displayed using a range of different scripts, styles, tools and materials.

Friday 27th September - Sunday 24th November - 'Rock, Paper, Pixel

The history of lettering and design has been driven by developments in technology from the earliest clay tablets to the latest tablet computers. Different mediums, tools, materials and cultures all contribute to the creation of innovative letterforms and layouts. This exhibition presents experimental new work drawn from all fields of the lettering arts.

Friday 29th November - Monday 23rd December 'Christmas Showcase' 

This exhibition celebrates letters in all their fascinating forms. From limited-edition typography and calligraphy prints, to hand- engraved glassware and hand-carved stone, you'll find a tempting array of gifts from stocking fillers to presents to last a lifetime. This collection features pieces designed and crafted by lettering artists with inscriptions to amuse or uplift, as ornaments, wall art and garden features. 

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Attraction name:
The Lettering Arts Centre
Prices range from £0.60 for postcards to £2,000 for artworks
Opening Hours:
Friday - Monday from 11am - 5pm and by appointment