This weekend is your last opportunity to participate in two online auctions featuring items whose money cannot be purchased to raise money for Art for Cure – funding cutting edge breast cancer projects at across the UK and supporting women living with the disease in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The registered charity presents the last two days of the Blue Sky exhibition today and tomorrow (May 29 and 30), with the opportunity to purchase works of art, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and prints by some of Britain’s greatest artists, including Guy Allen, Dawn Conn, Theronda Hoffman and Jacqui Pooley.
Along with the event’s closing is the Blue Sky Big Draw, where a £ 10 ticket purchased online could earn you a mini masterpiece created by one of the contributors to the exhibition.
Another fundraising auction, the Great Create Experience auction, has also gone live, with auctions ending Monday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
Thirty prizes, generously donated by Art for Cure supporters, can be found at artforcure.org.uk offering new, fun and largely art-based activities for individuals and groups to enjoy this summer. All money raised through this and the raffle will go directly to the charity.
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Be creative with your friends: Many of the experiences are for a group of two to eight people and could make a day to remember for a family, a birthday present, or a special anniversary. Learn the art of floral style with Brigitte Girling of Moss and Stone at her beautiful home on the Norfolk / Suffolk border. Take a private birding tour with the High Sherriff of Suffolk, Edward Creasy. Or learn how to grow it yourself (with lunch, recipes, gardening tips and tricks). There is a sea glass jewelry making. An art composition session by the river Deben with a leading artist. And event a private tour of Beth Chatto Gardens.
An East Anglian staycation: Bid on a week for eight to nine people (with a well-behaved dog) on the North Norfolk coast in the village of Binham. Or how about a stay in the New England-style beach house in Thorpeness, or a long weekend in the Old Custom House in Aldeburgh?
A day in the best galleries of London: Submit an offer for a private tour of Tate Modern with one of the institution’s top curators, to gain a better understanding of the history and restoration of the pieces along the way. Next, have lunch at a top tapas restaurant in Borough Market, before visiting the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Alternatively, if you’re a Hockney fan, offer to attend his new show at RA Piccadilly with five-star afternoon tea for two.
The truly “ non-purchasable ”
1. Spend a session with Ed Sheeran and Coldplay sound recorder Cenzo Townshend.
2. Cook a service with Dave Wall at The Unruly Pig in Suffolk, named one of the UK’s top 10 gastropubs this year.
3. Spend a week of professional experience with international real estate company Nuveen and learn the ropes from one of London’s top agents.
Art For Cure is a nationally registered charity (# 1175161) and is a not-for-profit company. Full details of the raffle, exhibition and auction can be found at artforcure.org.uk