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Calligraphy Workshop at Jane Austen’s House

21 Jun 2022

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Letters and notes are at the core of Jane Austen’s novels. They were not only part of everyday life but a tangible reminder of the sender and a treasured object of affection.

In this exclusive workshop the team will take inspiration from Jane Austen’s letters, be they her own to her family and friends, or letters written by the characters in her novels. Working with expert calligraphy teacher Alejandra Gonaldi, you will take a step back in time and learn to write your own beautiful letters to take home.

Over the course of the workshop you will learn to write in a cursive style, plan the best layout for your message and fold your letter as Jane Austen used to do it. By the end of the session you will have created a charming memento of Jane Austen’s House and will have the tools and skills to create more in your own time!

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This event includes an exclusive calligraphy kit, created by Alejandra Gonaldi, providing all the materials you need for the workshop. The calligraphy kit includes pen nibs, pen holder, black ink, handouts and practice papers.

Calligraphers need fuel, so plenty of tea, coffee and cake will be on hand to keep you going. If you have any dietary requirements, please let the team know after booking.

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2 – 4.30pm

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£85

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Please note, this event ticket does not include House entry. If you wish to visit the House before or after the talk, please ensure that you book tickets separately.