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Celebrities and artists raise money for Wiltshire forest school

NewsJo LeighDorset, wiltshire
Celebrities and artists raise money for Wiltshire forest school

You'll be spotting the celebrities and renowned artists soon at the Secret Postcard Sale at Messums Wiltshire on the 17th February 2017. Pop it in the diary… not to be missed!

Amongst those participating  are royal favourites landscape and racehorse painter Charles Church, portrait painter Jemma Phipps and local artist Tom Hoar will be creating artworks for the sale. Celebrities including Hollywood director Guy Ritchie will also submit a postcard sized artwork, which will be signed on the reverse. Students from Bath University are also taking part as well as parents, friends and many more accomplished artists.

Each postcard will be exhibited anonymously and will all be priced at £40 each. The sale hopes to raise in excess of £7000 which will fund a new forest school inspired outside classroom for the pupils of Wardour Primary.

Organiser of the sale, local mother Chloe Luxton said "This is an exciting opportunity to own an original work of art by an award winning artist or celebrity or simply buy a beautiful piece to admire, knowing that the sale has benefitted the local community."

Wardour’s forest school project teaches the children many life skills, increase self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning in an outdoor environment. The forest school will be a key element of the overall curriculum for the 112 children who attend the school.

Messums Wiltshire supports artistic creativity as an essential part of learning and has donated the Long Gallery to exhibit the postcards and is hosting a champagne receptions to preview the event on February 16, prior to the sale at 10.00am the following day.

For further details or to support contact Rosie Barrett 07970 057408 secretwardour@gmail.com

Preview - February 16, 2018 6:30pm-9pm canapés and champagne. Tickets £20 in advance Sale - February 17, 2018 10am Messums Wiltshire, Court st, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW Tickets for the preview available from Messums.com