Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown we have been running a series of free online events on Zoom. Here you can find out what event we have coming up and re-watch the recordings for some of the previous events.

 

Coming up

 

HCA North of England members Zoom meeting – 20 January 2021, 7pm

Peer support and networking meeting facilitated by Daniel Carpenter and Chrissie Freeth exclusively for HCA members. If you’re a current member in the North of England and wish to attend, email us for the joining instructions. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining.

 

IIeuan Rees in Conversationeuan Rees in Conversation – 27 January 2021, 7pm

What links the Vicar of Dibley, the Wales Millennium Centre, Westminster Abbey and the best unintentional ASMR on YouTube? It is Ieuan Rees that connects all of these diverse examples of lettering. In this live ‘In Conversation’ event, Patricia Lovett MBE, Chair of the Heritage Crafts Association and a scribe herself, will be talking to Ieuan about his excellence in many different lettering forms from calligraphy to cut letters and taking in design along the way. This is the latest of our ‘In Conversation’ events and the first of a monthly series focusing on ‘Lettering Luminaries’.

 

#CreativeNetworkCrafts with Elena Kanagy-Loux#CreativeNetworkCrafts with Elena Kanagy-Loux
– 5 February 2021, 3.30pm

Have you heard about the woman who has founded a lacemaking guild in Brooklyn, made a lace collar for the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and introduced traditional lacemaking to the TikTok generation? Join the HCA and Voluntary Arts for a chance to meet Elena Kanagy-Loux, hear about how she’s been promoting her heritage craft on TikTok (@erenanaomi 327k followers) and Instagram (@erenanaomi 43k followers), and discuss how you could use these platforms to raise awareness about your craft.

 

HCA West Midlands & Marches members Zoom meeting – 12 February 2021, 7pm

Peer support and networking meeting facilitated by Mary Lewis and Mike Taylor exclusively for HCA members. If you’re a current member in the West Midlands & Marches and wish to attend, email us for the joining instructions. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining.

 

TTom Perkins in Conversationom Perkins in Conversation – 24 February 2021, 7pm

Tom Perkins is a letter cutter, letter designer, book jacket designer with an an enviable and idiosyncratic style, and someone who has a particular link to the Heritage Crafts Association, as he designed not only the HCA logo but also the logo for the Heritage Crafts Awards and the new President’s Award which was instigated by the HCA President, HRH The Prince of Wales. But how did he start and what inspires him?

 

HCA South West of England members Zoom meeting – 10 March 2021, 7pm

Peer support and networking meeting facilitated by Daniel Carpenter exclusively for HCA members. If you’re a current member in the South West of England and wish to attend, email us for the joining instructions. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining.

 

LLida Kindersely in Conversationida Cardozo Kindersley in Conversation – 30 March 2021, 7pm

Join us in conversation with lettercutter, typeface designer and author Lida Cardozo Kindersley MBE, in her own workshop where we’ll be able to see some of the pieces she is working on. Lida is considered the foremost lettercutter currently working in the UK and her work in slate, stone and other media includes carved memorials, plaques, inscriptions and sundials can be seen at many public locations across the country and beyond. Among her works are the main gates for the British Library, designed with her first husband David Kindersley.

 

HCA Scotland members Zoom meeting – date to be confirmed

Peer support and networking meeting facilitated by Daniel Carpenter, Mary Lewis, Louise Butler and Helen Voce exclusively for HCA members. If you’re a current member in Scotland and wish to attend, email us for the joining instructions. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining.

 

Previous events

 

Kaffe Fassett in Conversation – 10 December 2020

 

Ewan Clayton in Conversation – 14 October 2020

 

Celia Pym in Conversation – 16 September 2020

 

Jeanette Sloan in Conversation – 26 August 2020

 

Keith Brymer Jones in Conversation – 1 July 2020

 

Jay Blades in Conversation – 15 June 2020