Calligraphy artist puts work on show

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An exhibition celebrating the work of a leading calligrapher is being held by The Friends of Woodhorn Church.

The amazing work of Tom Flemming can be seen in the church until Monday, May 5.

Sir John Hall, a lifelong friend of Tom, officially opened the exhibition on Saturday and warmly remembered how he, as a young apprentice at the colliery, first met Tom 65 years ago and how they have stayed in touch over the years.

An invited audience were part of the preview launch to honour 93-year-old Tom.

A spokesperson from the Friends of Woodhorn Church said they were delighted to stage the exhibition and grateful for the help and support to ensure it went ahead.

“Northumberland County Council, Newbiggin Town Council, KEAP Creative, Roger Wollen and the volunteers from the friends group have all played their part to allow us to acknowledge the amazing work done by Tom.

“We hope that as many people as possible will come to see the exhibition in this lovely setting.”

Tom originates from Armadale in West Lothian,Scotland, but moved to Northumberland in 1953 to take up a post with the National Coal Board.

And his calligraphy work is well known in the area and beyon, and he commands great respect and affection from the local area and the calligraphy fraternity.

The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm weekdays and on Saturdays and Sunday s noon to 4pm. Entry is free and parking is available.