The Cinque Ports Scribes run workshops on calligraphy and associated skills with a mix of internal and external tutors including some of the very best known calligraphers.

  • Please note that bookings for our workshops are only accepted through completion of the appropriate booking form, available from our downloads page.
  • Our workshops are open to members and non-members, with a two tiered pricing structure.
  • First workshop with CPS? Here’s a Workshop Introduction to help you along
  • In addition to workshop fees you should expect to obtain equipment for workshops as necessary. Occasionally CPS are able to buy in bulk and pass on savings this way
  • Typically workshops are delivered in person, face to face, however due to the global pandemic, we are able to deliver some workshops via Zoom

2022 CPS Events
  • Sat 19th February – Celtic Knotwork – Tony Woodhams (Zoom only)
  • Sat 5th March – CLAS AGM see CLAS website
  • Sat 19th March – Irresistible Resist – Josie Brown  (Zoom only)
  • Sat 9th April – Carolingian – Mary Noble
  • Sat, Sun + Wed 7,8 + 11 May – Hermann Kilian Lettering – Yukimi Annand (Zoom only)
  • Sat 14th May – SSI CAPITAL LETTERS DAY see SSI website
  • Sat 4th June –  Ampersands and Ligatures – Julia Baxter
  • Sat 9th July – Islamic Patterns – Steve Eades – DATE CHANGE from 2 July to 9 July
  • 14-20 August – CLAS FESTIVAL see CLAS website
  • 20 July – 1 August – CPS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION – RYE
  • 27 August – CPS 30TH BIRTHDAY BASH at Hastingleigh
  • Sat 24th September – Welter of Watercolour – Jan Pickett DATE CHANGE from 24th Sept to 17th Sept
  • Sat 22nd October – Uncials and Bister Ink – Els Van Den Steen
  • Sat 5th November – Fun with Finetec – Judith Porch
Check the workshop booking form for more information

If a workshop is listed as being FULL, we are happy to take names on a reserve list, so if you’re interested please let us know.

Click here for details of previous workshops.

Photos of past events can be viewed in our gallery

Events organised by other calligraphy groups such as CLAS and SSI will be announced on our newsfeed.

Please could all workshop attendees arrive in plenty of time to help set up the hall, and stay behind to help clear up.

Refreshments are provided in all workshops, but please remember to bring your own lunch.

All workshops must be paid for in advance.

Cancellations: refunds are only available if we are able to fill your space. Sorry, but we still have to pay the tutor and venue.

Please also see notes on the booking form.

CPS Venues:

Unless specified elsewhere The Cinque Ports Scribes hold our events at our Hastingleigh venue

Evington Village Hall
Near Wye
TN25 5HR

(OS Map Reference TR099450)

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Evington Hall is situated in a rural position, reached only by narrow, often single-track roads. Unless familiar with the area, visitors are advised to use the A28 Ashford to Canterbury Road, turn eastward to Wye and then follow the signposts to Hastingleigh (about 4 miles)

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Elmsted Court Farmhouse
Elmsted, Ashford,
TN25 5JN
01233 7560269
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The New Flying Horse
Upper Bridge Street, Wye
TN25 5AN
01233 812297
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The Wife of Bath
4 Upper Bridge Street, Wye
TN25 5AF
01233 812232
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The Conningbrook Hotel
Canterbury Road, Ashford
TN24 9QR
01233 636 863
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Bulltown Farmhouse
Bulltown Lane, West Brabourne
TN25 5NB
01233 813505

Crabtree Farm Cottages
Tamley Lane, Hastingleigh
TN25 5HW
01233 750345