Art exhibit set to help charity

3214669101. 05/08/14. Organiser Peter Thomas with fellow artists who will be exhibiting their work in aid of Amnesty International at the Quaker Meeting House in Orcard Road, Malvern. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8980152)

3214669102. 05/08/14. Organiser Peter Thomas with fellow artists who will be exhibiting their work in aid of Amnesty International at the Quaker Meeting House in Orcard Road, Malvern. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8980154)

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A COLLECTION of some of the finest work Malvern’s artists have to offer will be going on display to raise money for charity.

The Art for Amnesty exhibition, now in its 14th year, will be host to a wide range of pieces in order to raise money for the international human rights charity.

Works on show at the Quaker Meeting House, in Orchard Road, Malvern, will include prints, paintings and sculptures, as well as jewellery and ceramics, many of which will also be on sale.

The event is a joint venture between the local Malvern Hills Amnesty International group, which has been running for nearly 40 years, and Malvern Quakers.

As ever, it will feature a wide variety of work from both professional and amateur artists to raise money for Amnesty International.

One of the volunteers organising the event, Peter Thomas, said the event is important not just to showcase Malvern’s abundance of artistic talent, but to raise awareness of the big issues locally.

“It brings pleasure to a lot of people and raises money for Amnesty International’s campaigns so it’s a really good event,” he said.

“We’re looking to beat last year’s fundraising total of £2,050 and we’ve already had a record number of entries,” he said.

The Art for Amnesty exhibition will be officially opened by Gisela Stuart, MP for Edgbaston, on Saturday, August 16, running until Monday, August 25.

It will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-5pm, Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am-8pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm.

It will then run until Monday, August 25, and will be open from 10am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, between 10am-8pm, Tuesday and Thursday and from 2pm-5pm on Sundays.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 01684 573722 or visit amnesty.org.uk/malvern.

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