Approximately 100 people, including contributing artists Zoom Rockman, Colin Foo, Sara Sutton, John Gledhill, Miranda Lopatkin, Kielle ‘Lucky’ Rutland and Hayes Hopkinson, attended the Charity Evening. The live auction was hosted by ‘Inspector George Gently’ actor, Simon Hubbard and included artwork by Zoom Rockman, a doodle drawn by Rafael Nadal as well as artwork from well-known wildlife artist Pip McGarry and children’s book illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Speaking after the event, Simon Hubbard said: “I was delighted to be invited by Bex and Ellie to host the charity auction for Art for Ark’s Sake. It was a fabulous evening with some really fantastic art on display. Where else could you have bought a self portrait of Sean Bean’s torso, a sketch of Percy pig by Eamonn Holmes and some brilliant pieces from local artists? People’s generosity was just overwhelming and wonderful. I know the money that has been raised for Noah’s Ark will go such a long way in supporting so many seriously ill children and their families living in and around Crouch End”.
The Art for Ark’s Sake fundraising project was the brainchild of two local mums, Ellie Northam and Bex Davies, who wanted to raise both awareness and vital funds on our behalf. The money will help us to continue our work supporting life-limited and life-threatened children, their brothers, sisters and families living in the communities of North London.
Speaking at the event Ellie and Bex said: “We have had great fun and have met incredible people, witnessed unbelievable kindness and received amazing support. We would like to thank the artists for their generosity in donating their work for free. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped; We hope we have raised a sum that really can make a difference to the very special families that really need it.”
At the time of going to print, the figure raised stood at £11,000!
North London Vintage Market – 3rd birthday
North London Vintage Market is now entering its fourth year attracting vintage enthusiasts from across the capital and widespread press attention from interiors magazines and style bloggers. It will celebrate its third birthday with a special two day event at St Mary’s Parish Hall N10 3AH on Feb 1st and 2nd 2014.
Run by two seasoned vintage traders, Lucy Welsh and Ali Winstanley the event has pulled in the crowds consistently due to its focus on original 20th century home wares, furniture, ceramics, fabrics and curiosities, as well as clothes & accessories vendors, all handpicked from across the South East.
The market will be open from 10-5pm on the Saturday and 1-5pm on the Sunday with goodie bags for the first 50 visitors and over 25 traders, as well as food, drinks and cakes. £1.50 admission / accompanied children free. Bus: W7, W3, 144
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Sandra McBride & RB Johnson who won copies of Michael Hammerson’s book “Highgate from Old Photographs”
Andrew Duncan, Pablo Castro and Richard Bew Miller who won tickets to see Kiss Me Kate at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.