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Swaffham art show hailed a success

PUBLISHED: 08:35 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 02 June 2010

SWAFFHAM Rotary Club's annual three-day art exhibition was a great success.

It was opened by town mayor Shirley Matthews and Rotary president Colin Evans.

SWAFFHAM Rotary Club's annual three-day art exhibition was a great success.

It was opened by town mayor Shirley Matthews and Rotary president Colin Evans.

The exhibition had probably the best attended preview evening in the event's 15-year history with over 200 people.

Also present was artist Kenneth Denton who exhibited six of his works.

Exhibition chairman Nigel Chambers said: “Approximately £4,000 has been raised over the three days which includes sponsorship, donations, advertising, entrance and the sale of paintings.”

He added: “We have spent 12 months preparing and we are delighted with the financial result.

“More than that, the exhibition has again confirmed the reputation of our event from both the artists and the visiting public.

“Our thanks to the people of Swaffham and district for their incredible support.”

The winner of the best item on display was Reg Siger for his Swaffham Market Place in acrylic.

Mr Siger has chosen Cystic Fibrosis as the cause to which the Rotary Club should donate £100.

Prize draw winners were: 1 Mr and Mrs C Howard-Vyse (painting by Malcolm Whittley), 2 Tony Abel (West Acre Theatre tickets), 3 Sue Henry (Premier Foods hamper), 4 Neville Robinson (stole), 5 Mrs Wilmore (book on landmarks).


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