East Leeds: Art of calligraphy celebrated at Lotherton Hall

Diana pictured with some of her creations.
Diana pictured with some of her creations.
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THE art of calligraphy is the subject of an exhibition at Lotherton Hall country house at Aberford outside Leeds.

The word calligraphy comes from Greek – kallos, meaning beautiful, and graphos, meaning writing.

North Leeds Calligraphers group is headed by expert Sarah Mack who provides tuition.

Diana Cross, 72, is one of the group’s students. She became involved in 1996, when she saw a notice about a local group which practiced the art.

“My ordinary handwriting is awful,” she said. But that has not stopped her creating calligraphic works of art which are in the exhibition.

“It’s not just the words you are writing. You can do so much with it. It looks so nice,” she said.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, September 18.


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