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Artminerva and Gesar Arts and Crafts festival(first of future annul events)

24 Apr 2010

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5 .00

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Broadmarsh bus station
  • Less than a minute walk from Nottingham train station

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With the generous support of Hector Christie, and many others ArtMinerva and the Gesar Foundation present a fund raising day out full of creative activities for adults and children. The event will take place at the beautiful historic mansion located in the heart of Tapeley Park, Devon Families will be spoilt for choice with loads of entertainment, music, face painting, performance art workshops including master portrait drawing and more! The evening will end with the ArtMinerva gala art auction previously held by Magdalena Rutkowska and Blandine Martin in London Belgrave Square and Venice Italy. The full program still has to be established. For now we can only reveal a few little secrets of particular activities. We are expecting renowned artists and musicians to share their experiences and skills during their workshop, including a rare opportunity to work side by side with Master Society Portraitist Barbara Hamilton during her exclusive presentation of portrait drawing. Some of the artwork collected for the auction was donated by painters of international reputation. There will also be media coverage of the event and a number of VIP guests. We are getting together in order to raise funds to help to recreate the spirit of life, hope and happiness in the hearts of those tragically touched by the earthquake in L'Aquila and, more recently, Haiti. This will definitely be a day not to be missed TMINERVA AND GESAR FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING EVENT TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL AND HUMAN CREATED DISASTERS..(to show our appreciation to Hector Christie for making the event possible and depending on popularity and fundraising success we would like to share the raised days funds with Tapeley Park Manor to help to maintain this magical and unspoilt historical symbol of Devon and out of respect for the generations who kept the place in the condition that others may enjoy and which is still full of life. They will stay forever in the memory of people who gain happiness from the possibility of using Tapeley as a location for showing kindness We shall continue to support to maintain Tapeleys beauty with our future fundraising events) All art materials used are environment friendly and made from recycled materials as it is also our wish to support and promote eco/environment awareness that we should co-exist in harmony with the natural living environment. To Promote respect for all beings. Program brief for 24.04.2010 Celeb five a side footballTAPELEY FUND RAISING FESTIVAL OPEN FROM 11AM Children school sandwich competition organized with kind support of highly experienced Celebrity chef from Devon (lots of fun for talented young chef) Barbara Hamilton portrait drawing presentation.Barbara kindly offered to draw a limited by time number of portraits of children in exchange of the donation fee of £100 This will be a unique opportunity to have portrait of your child painted by world famous society portraitist.Her paintings are usually exclusively ordered by nobilities only, including the well known portrait of the Queen Mather. Internationally Reknowned artist Magdalena Rutkowska one of the two founders of ArtMinerva will be running an art workshop for children which includes face painting . There will be a henna tattoo workshop run by amazing artist Blandine Martin the other founder of ArtMinerva There will also be an recent Winston Churchill portrait competition winner announcement.The jury panel are The .Hon.Celia Sandy's(granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill) Celia and John Lee(the authors of many royal biographies books) Barbara Hamilton Magdalena Rutkowska There are incredible prizes waiting for the winners We have polar explore and international marathon runner Rima Chai facilitating hands on eco/environment workshops Tess Burrows also polar explorer world expedition leader and author signing books, and giving presentations/workshops on her extraordinary travels promoting peace and eco/environment awareness She will also be gathering peace messages from children to be read in a ceremony on the roof of Africa when she climbs Kilimingiro in september. We have invited local arts and crafts people to attend Police drug awareness stall St Johns ambulance presence We are also planning to host several stands and tables with delicious nibbles and other things to try or buy Children activities will finish at 5pm 6pm.ArtMinerva Fund raising Art Auction Work donated for auction include expensive amazing pieces of art.There will be a possibility to buy paintings of DAVIDE MARTINAZZO PATRIZIO ZONA MICHAEL JOHN GRIFFIN BARBARA HAMILTON LUISA COTTARDO HOLLYWOOD DESIGNER BASIA ZARZYCKA and many many others at the: ART AUCTION For this we would require the use of the dining room to host this VIP event 6.30 Welcome drink for VIP and art loving guests 7PM-7.45PM ArtMinerva art auction run by Christopher Hampton Hampton and Littlewood Auction House.Christopher is a second generation auctioneer and son of Peter Hampton 7. 50 An exclusive mini recital of international virtuoso pianist Dorian Griner who will kindly perform a piano concerto with music composed by Chopin Rachmaninoff and Beethoven 8.30-9.30pm VIP drink and buffet(possibility of many ceb.chefs a competitive platters)


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