The Lettering Arts Trust presents ‘The Nereids: Contemporary Carvings and Lettering Artistry’


The Nereids were the benign goddesses of classical mythology who nurtured seafarers. Displayed in the impressive entrance hall at Trinity House, a selection of the Nereids are rendered in different media – stone carving, calligraphy, letterpress, etching and woven textiles – by artists represented by the Lettering Arts Trust. Exhibition times may change, please check the London Craft Week website for confirmation.

Booking necessary - Exhibition: Free; Tour: £10 pp.

Revered in classical times, the benign sea and water goddesses symbolised everything that is beautiful and kind about the sea. Their melodious voices could be heard by all those who inhabited their mythological world. In the exhibition are depictions of individual Nereids created by fine lettering artists, represented by the Lettering Arts Trust, rendered in stone, letter carving, on paper and other mixed media.

Some of the foremost names in lettering arts have contributed work to this showcase. They include Nina Bilbey, Alan Kitching, Annet Stirling, Mark Noad, Charlotte Howarth, Peter Furlonger, Louise Tiplady, Cherrell Avery and Sue Hufton, to name but a few.

Free of charge

Tour of Trinity House
This building was built in the years 1794-96 by Samuel Wyatt, Surveyor to the Corporation and brother of the famous James; Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger laid the foundation stone 12 September 1793, and the first Court inside the new building was on 23 May 1796.

It was gutted in 1940 when a German incendiary bomb lodged in the roof of the stairwell, leaving nothing of the original building save the Trinity Square façade. Professor (later Sir) Albert E Richardson undertook the reconstruction of the house by using a number of photographs of the rooms, taken by Country Life magazine in 1919, to reconstitute almost exactly the interior in its original form.

Trinity House, which is Grade I listed, was refurbished and redecorated in March 1990; the redecoration is, where possible, in keeping with the 1790s period when the house was originally built.

This is your chance to go on a guided tour of this historical building.

The tour will run Monday 4 October at 3pm on. Booking necessary, £10pp.

The Lettering Arts Trust champions the lettering arts. Its charitable purpose is to sustain the heritage craft of hand letter carving. Through its exhibitions, events and commissioning service, it raises awareness for these precious skills, and provides training opportunities via apprenticeship and journeymen schemes to pass them – from hand to hand – on to the next generation.

More information about the Lettering Arts Trust can be found at letteringartstrust.org.uk

CalligraphyLetter carvingLetter cuttingStone carvingWeavingWoodworking


4 October 2021, 15:00 - 16:00
4 October 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
5 October 2021, 15:30 - 17:00
6 October 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
7 October 2021, 15:30 - 17:00
8 October 2021, 15:30 - 17:00


Trinity House
Trinity Square


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