Manchester Folk Festival Presents: Modern Calligraphy: By Moon And Tide

Join By Moon And Tide’s Claire Gould and learn how to write a gorgeously quirky modern calligraphy script with a dip pen and copperplate nib. From initial scratches and swirls you’ll soon be writing beautiful letters, quotes and flourishes – all in the space of a couple of hours! Calligraphy kits will be available to buy at the end of your workshop if – as I hope – you fall head over heels for calligraphy like I did!

Claire Gould is the owner of By Moon & Tide, a calligraphy studio on the edge of the Lake District. She’s inspired by the world around her and has been writing and selling calligraphy for 15 years.

Writing – as we do it less in our daily lives – is special now. It’s art. Words bring us all pleasure in wonderful little ways. We hunt Instagram for pick-me-up quotes. We listen to songs and fall in love to inspiring lyrics. We escape in the pages of our favourite books. And every now and then, we pin something to our walls to make us smile. By Moon & Tide sells calligraphy gifts for crafty folks… our kits will welcome you to a world of gloriously therapeutic calligraphy writing. Our workshops are fun, informal and a great day out with a friend. Join us if you can – we’d love to help you learn the art of beautiful writing.

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – a celebration of English folk in all its forms, from indie to traditional, familiar names alongside exciting new voices. From 19-22 October in and around HOME, the whole festival takes place in one area of Manchester over one weekend. The Festival presents an incredible music line-up, as well as craft workshops, film, a proper pub singaround, artists in conversation and a relaxed Festival Hub where you can watch the world go by. Friendly, inclusive and full of opportunities for discovery, it will have the spirit of a festival in a field, in the heart of the city.


  • Inclusive of £1 Booking fee