Friday, September 6, 2013
Clock ticking as artist works to complete historic document to mark the formal link between Lyme Regis and Barfleur
A renowned calligrapher and illuminator is working against the clock to complete the historic document that will seal Lyme Regis’ twinning link with the Normandy town of Barfleur.
Fiona Graham-Flynn has been commissioned to produce the charter which will be signed by representatives from both communities later this month.
She said: “The document is a grand piece of work, and I feel privileged to be doing it.
“It’s a new challenge for me since it is the first time I have written in French.”
Fiona, who has published several books and teaches her art at her Crock Lane studio in Bridport, is using black letter Gothic and 16th century italics for the charter which is produced on hot pressed goat skin parchment.
The document will be signed during the week-end of September 20 and 21 when a party from Barfleur will visit Lyme Regis to complete the formalities linking the two towns.
* Fiona and fellow calligrapher Courtney Davis are currently staging an exhibition of their work at the Bridport Tourist Information Centre which runs to September 20th.