What a Wonderful Christmas…
Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Mall Galleries Christmas Party last night. It was a resounding success with 250 guests attending, along with our Chairman, the Rt Hon. Michael Portillo.
The night started with an exciting treasure hunt, taking guests on a tour of the fabulous NEAC exhibition. We had Christmas music in the Main Gallery, sung by the wonderful soprano, Tora Willson; a brilliant solo guitarist, Joe Gravil, in the North Galleries; plus the amazing Pete Hathaway - close-up magician extraordinaire - bringing gasps of amazement as he made engagement rings disappear, only to be found attached to a keyring, in a sealed envelope, in someone else’s pocket!
The popular Tom Coates RP PS Hon RBA NEAC carried out a painting demonstration and the delightful Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC led the way in painting your own Christmas Cards.
Finally at the end of the evening we drew the ‘star studded’ raffle winners. Congratulations the following prize winners:
Tom Stokes on winning the very rare watercolour by Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC RWS
Fran and her daughter Sarah Evans on winning the beautiful etching by Richard Bawden NEAC
Dorothy Hill on winning the book on British Watercolours
For those of you who didn’t manage to attend this time, please put the Summer Party in your diary: 23rd June 2015. Tickets will be just £14 for Mall Galleries’ Friends and £20 for their guests or non-Friends.