One hundred years is an important milestone for the Society of Scribes & Illuminators that has actively championed the art of calligraphy since its inception in 1921.
Organising our centenary exhibition, “Words Made Beautiful”, has been quite a challenge, but we have been spurred on by the overwhelming support from members, who were excited about the prospect of having an exhibition to celebrate the Society’s centenary.
We were hopeful that with the release of a vaccine the restrictions would become less severe and the world would begin to return to some sort of normality; sadly that still seems some way off.
The Mall Galleries, where the exhibition was due to be first displayed, are currently closed which means our exhibition will not be opening as we had intended. All is not lost as we are having discussions with them about rescheduling the exhibition later on this year. The exhibition’s
postponement is a huge disappointment not only to those whose work had been chosen for the show but especially for the exhibition team – Sharon Shaw, Vivien Lunniss , Julie Chaney, Janet Smith, Cindy Shaw, Judith Porch, Nikolay Valchev, Alma Swan and Adele Dark – who have been working tirelessly since 2017 to bring this exhibition to fruition.
We are confident the exhibition will take place in the near future In the meantime, we will continue working on the catalogue and promoting the exhibition as best we can.