Thursday, 9 April 2009

Sssshhhhh!!! Silent Auction at the Queens Theatre

One of the most exciting fundraising initiatives that the Theatre has planned is an exhibition of art work by local artists (including ourselves) running from 11-24 May 2009, displayed in the Queen's Theatre Cafebar.

There will also be a silent auction which will run throughout the course of the exhibition, and by the time the exhibition closes on 24 May, whoever has made the highest bid will win the artwork!

All money raised from the silent auction will go to the Queen's Theatre Development Fund helping to fund projects as workshops for local school children through to producing high quality entertainment for the whole community.

As you probably are aware, regular funding is gratefully received from the London Borough of Havering, Arts Council England (London) and London Councils, but this is barely sufficient to maintain current operations, so the Theatre must continually diversify its funding streams in order to plan for the future.

For more information about the theatre go to Queens Theatre

Trying something new....

This is my latest project of trying to do something a little bit different from what I usually produce. After my life drawing session I'm trying to step out of the box a bit more. I used it as my friends birthday card recently and she loved it - so maybe I'll do another!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Life drawing at the Tate...

As a mothers day treat my sister and I took my mum to the Tate Gallery to do a life drawing session. Not knowing what to expect we turned up and were led to the entrance of the Rodchenko & Popova 'Defining Constructivism' exhibition. To be honest I was a bit worried at first, being a traditional artist who doesnt get out of their comfort zone very much, but the other two took it on board to become star pupils.

I would thoroughly recommend it as a great night out if you're on your own or in a group, like us. The tutors were brilliant, offering lots of advice and inspiration. I have also been to their sessions at the Candid Arts Centre so go check them out if you can (

Here's the results from our short sessions. Obviously you can tell which one of us got asked to move to Russia to sell their work, not me!