Plumes et Calames ABC 
Belgian Association of Calligraphy and Illumination 
This non-profit-making organisation was founded in 2005. It aims at promoting this art everywhere in the Brussels-Wallonia Federation. 
On the occasion of our 10th anniversary and in the framework of our collaboration with La Marlagne, we would like to create a cultural, festive, as well as formative event around calligraphy.

Objectives
 
  • Allowing a maximum of calligraphers from different cultures to meet and exchange. 
  • Allowing the general public whatever their age to discover and try the art of calligraphy. 
  • Allowing amateur and professional calligraphers to meet. 
  • Allowing beginners to discover the accomplished work of famous calligraphers. 
  • Materialising existing contacts and exchanges between existing international calligraphers through new media. 
  • Allowing different European associations to meet and exchange. 

Proceedings 
 
Saturday, 14th November 2015 
  • 10.30 : reception – coffee – room assignment 
  • 11.30 : welcome speech and presentation (cultural manager of La Marlagne, FWB representative, P&C member) 
  • 12.30 : lunch 
  • 14.00 : associations meeting : tools exchange, practice, current developments of each association 
  • 16.00 : conference 
  • 18.00 : drinks 
  • 18.30 : dinner 
  • 20.00 : evening entertainments 
  • Creation of a giant callifusion  
  • Music and calligraphy performance 
 
Sunday, 15th November 2015 
  • 10.00 : participative demo workshops 
    • Roman Latin calligraphy 
    • Renaissance Latin calligraphy 
    • Gestural Latin calligraphy 
    • Arabic calligraphy 
    • Japanese calligraphy  
    • Hebraic calligraphy 
  • 12.30 : lunch 
  • 14.00 : workshops resumption 
  • 16.30 : Closing ceremony 
 
Throughout the weekend 
  • Exhibition of calligraphies 
  • Works of participants 
  • Calligraphed envelopes from Mail Art Across the World received by Plumes et Calames 
  • Exhibition of quills and exchange fair 
  • Discovery workshop for the general public 
  • Associations’ corner 
  • Material sales