About Us

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

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

We hold one, two, and occasionally three day workshops in Hastingleigh, covering a wide range of calligraphic and related topics.

Covid19 Update: some workshops are now delivered by Zoom. See Booking form (downloads page) for info

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

Covid19 update:
Existing members: The Committee have decide to waive the membership fee for 2021 for existing members. There is no need to submit a new membership form.

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 our 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.

You can also find us on Facebook.

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