Had a fabulous day in the sunshine in Melbourne, Derbyshire today. It is the 7th year of the Arts and Architecture trail, where well over a hundred top notch artists and crafts people were displaying their work. Many of the exhibits are in homes and shops (even the Estate Agents!) as well as churches, church halls etc. The organisers have made sure that there is plenty of variety throughout the town (i.e. some but not hundreds of jewellers!)
There was no calligraphy.... maybe just maybe in 2012 I could remedy that....
It is rightly titled as an architecture trail because the building of Melbourne are beautiful - I'd say their town planners or equivalent have never taken their eye off the beauty of their town, and it has really paid off! It is definitely worth a visit in its own right.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.