In April this year members of South Wales Scribes took part in ‘lifelong learning’ demonstrations during The Swansea Learning Festival.
Swansea is one of only three UNESCO Cities of Learning in the UK and the intention of this city-wide event was to encourage members of the public to take up new learning activities.
Over two days an enthusiastic group of scribes spent a most enjoyable time working in the serene atmosphere of St Mary’s Church. The intention was to work towards creating a collaborative ‘Book of Silence’ (inspired by similar projects undertaken very successfully in Bruges and Cambridge) whilst inviting visitors to ‘have a go’ themselves under the guidance of tutor Judith Porch.
We were very pleasantly surprised to have so many interested visitors and the experience was a great success.
Members have been putting the finishing touches to their works and the gallery shows the results of our labours along with photos from the event.
Adapted and updated by Lesley Romano from an original article for the South Wales Scribes’ Newsletter by Gordon Wood
celebrate a hundred years of worship at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in
Mumbles, a flower festival was one of many events held to mark the
centenary. The theme was nautical and I was asked to write out the text of a
hymn dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star.
I chose formal Uncials as their calm stillness seemed fitting in a church setting. The initial letter of the four verses is a painted versal which allowed me to use some colour and illustration. I used a square edged nib on Saunders hot press watercolour paper.