The aim of the Marches Scribes is to promote the art of calligraphy and lettering.  

We are a friendly and welcoming group based in the Welsh Marches near Leominster, we now have a membership of over 40 from up and down the border including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Powys, Monmouth, Worcestershire and Kidderminster.

The society holds monthly workshops at Monkland Village hall (see Contact page for directions), with experienced tutors who encourage participants, of all levels, to share and enjoy fine writing and associated crafts.

We hold an annual exhibition, which we are pleased to encourage members of all abilities to contribute to.


Next workshops to be held at Monkland Village Hall


Saturday 15th February & 14th March (10.00 – 13.00)

Beginners Workshop – led by Stephen Hutchinson

First session will include using Uncials, second session will move on to Capitals

Saturday 29th February 2020 – David Bingham 

Creating a Haiku

A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five


Including the opportunity to revisist Val Yost’s Japanese style script , with assistance from Caroline Owen-Thomas providing technical support.

Saturday 28th March 2020 – Josie Brown

“ Dressed Letters”


A fast & furious whirlwind tour of all sorts of contemporary letters, dressed up in a variety of finery –  using lots of different tools, colour mediums and processes.

For further details please contact Kris on 01544 327657

Your place is guaranteed on receipt of your cheque

For further details of all workshops please contact Kris on 01544 327657

(see Forthcoming Events page for details of future workshops)