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Arts & Crafts Event, Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2020, £170

Calligraphy inc modern style 'Quirky Workshop' 2

Calligraphy inc modern style 'Quirky Workshop' 2

Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns


A two day course including the currently extremely popular 'Modern' calligraphy script, which is written with a pointed pen, and is a hybrid between Copperplate and italic handwriting. It is particularly useful - and indeed quite beautiful - for invitations, place cards, greetings cards etc. as well as other special uses. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with experience who wish to work on further projects or learn a new script.

Your own dip pen, a nib & ink reservoir is included in the course fee for you to take home at the end of the course, along with your practice sheets, tags and all you have produced. Non-beginners will be offered a free exhibition catalogue instead of pen, nib and ink which shows a considerable range of scripts and calligraphy resources.

Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and teachers in the country and she has produced 2 calligraphy books and her work is featured in many other books. She can offer a choice from most scripts during this course as much of the tuition is on a one-to one basis. Scripts include uncial, italic and variations, foundational hand, Carolingian, Versals, Roman capitals, italic capitals, flourishes, Gothic, Copperplate as well as the currently very popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy. For beginners Gaynor will bring pens and ink, and paper will be provided for use during the workshop. If you are not a beginner and already have calligraphy tools & materials please bring them. You will be sent a 'kit list' in the weeks before the course. We will have drawings boards available to use here, you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Also included during the day is a lovely 2 course Aga lunch & all refreshments and a cream tea.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2020 09:30 to 16:00
1. Could you update the ‘Opening Notes’ under the Dates section of the event booking back end to read the following – its a little more positive than the existing !

The Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns hosts over 120 arts, crafts and heritage workshops between March and December each year. On occasions, we may have rooms available to hire for other workshop and course providers, running in parallel to our annual Quirky Workshops programme. For further details re: room hire etc please enquire at We started as Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, serving passing C2C
cyclists since 2005. We have now closed to the general public. Our grateful thanks for your support over the years.


Adult £170.00 including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and wholesome 2-course lunch.


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.


Greystoke Craft Garden ,
Greystoke, Penrith,
CA11 0UT


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Map reference: NY 439312  Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142

Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden) is situated just 300yd north of the village green on the edge of the lovely village of Greystoke. The village nestles happily on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles west of Penrith and the Eden Valley and 5 miles north of Ullswater. We have only limited parking and ask workshops attendees to enjoy the 300yd flat walking from the free village car park, alongside the racehorses and past the Castle walls. We will send maps etc on booking confirmation. We have 2 parking spaces reserved for those unable to walk this distance, please let us know. Drop off of students or materials is fine.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Penrith station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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