Bury St Edmunds: Hospice to benefit from art exhibition

ARTISTS from the region have donated work to a charity exhibition which starts on Friday, October 26.

The exhibition, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), is taking place at the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, and features the work of artists such as Maggi Hambling.

It has been organised by the same team – now under the banner Charities Art (CHART) – behind the exhibition and sale at the venue in 2010 which raised more than �10,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Ms Hambling is donating a work for sale alongside 60 other regional artists, a number of renowned photographers and a wildlife printmaker. In addition former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, who lives near Bury, has given a signed limited edition photograph from his prized collection.

There will be an opportunity to bid for a certified hand-painted movie cell of the Wicked Queen from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This specially-recreated artwork was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.

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Sponsorship will cover all exhibiting expenses and businesses have made donations for a raffle with prizes including luxury weekends in Norfolk or Suffolk, dining out, champagne, beauty treatments, theatre and race meetings.

The exhibition is on from October 26 to 30 from 11am to 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday, 11am to 5pm on Sunday and 11am to 6pm on Tuesday.

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