In this collaborative project, calligraphers from Oxford Scribes interpret extracts from original poems written by pupils from St Edward’s School for the school’s Gittings poetry competition. Also included in this exhibition will be poetry by the school’s Head of English and his translations from the German of Müller’s verses set by Schubert in his much-loved song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin. The exhibition will also include a selection of other new work by members of Oxford Scribes.
True to the society’s ethos, “All About Lettering”, the calligraphic work on display will be in a variety of mediums. Oxford Scribes members use their talents in many ways, for example book-making, glass engraving, letter and paper-cutting, and many of these will be represented in exhibition pieces.
This exciting collaboration gives the pupils a unique opportunity to share their achievements with the general public. In addition, Oxford Scribes showcase their talents, demonstrating that the skill of beautiful writing by hand is flourishing in the internet age.