FRIDAY 5 MAY
6.30pm Reception at the Edward Johnston Foundation's house in Ditchling with a showing of the film "Looking for Mr Gill", part of Luke Holland's award-winning series A Very English Village for BBC4. It is hoped the filmmaker will be present to introduce it and to answer questions from the audience. This will be followed by fish and chip supper at The White Horse.
SATURDAY 6 MAY
10.45 Welcome to Ditchling: Introduction by Chairman of the seminar, Peter Guy
11.00am Sumner Stone: Reflections on the pre-serif Roman letter
12.30pm Lunch Break
2.00pm Christopher de Hamel: Medieval Illuminated Bestiaries
3.30pm Christopher Burke: Formal writing, artist-scripts, and bread-&-butter type
7.30pm Special Taste Italia supper with a classical guitar recital by the Albach Duo (Rebecca Baulch and David Black) with music by the Italian composers Vivaldi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Carrulli.
SUNDAY 7 MAY
10.30am George Kirkpatrick: The Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures of George Kirkpatrick of Canterbury, sometime Bookbinder (sometime not) as Related by Himself
2.30pm John Neilson: Receding Hairlines
In the intervals: Dr John Nash will demonstrate italic brush lettering and will exhibit work from his William Sharpington and Kenneth Breese collections.
Delegate fee: £110 or £122 including the cost of Friday evening supper
Please book me in , can't wait for the relative tranquility and inspiration. W. O'L.
Take a virtual tour of Ditchling Village Hall
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