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Monday, November 16, 2009


Artscape Totton 2009
Helen Davies and I sold 9 Totton paintings on Saturday at £7.50 each making a total of £67.50. People also donated £35.74 via the Children in Need bucket. Together with £74.00 entry fees and no expenses needing to be paid, the Children in Need final total was £240.24.

We held the Children in Need appeal open for TAS members to have the opportunity to buy the remaining paintings at the demonstration meeting on 25th November. Muriel Hiscott also received her prize of 4 porcelain mugs featuring her winning painting that evening.

The Saturday event was filmed by Mr P. Dougherty regional producer for Children in Need, hindered and abetted by his two small sons!
There was a Children in Need report on the South Today programme (BBC1 6-30 – 7-00 pm) on Wednesday 18th November when four views were shown: Nursling Mill by Patricia Osborne, St Matthews Church by Muriel Hiscott, Salmon Leap Bridge by Anne Hamerton, Batts Corner by June Green and Goatee Beach by Ray Barnes.

Thanks to everyone who helped with Artscape, particularly Helen Davies who shared the load, made professional sashes and obtained the mounts free of charge from The Range, Mr David Cottar Manager of The Range and also Mary Austin who dealt with all the publicity and liaising with the BBC, websites and newspapers.