Search

Mini affordable art fair fundraiser for Keats Community Library locks buyers out

14:58 30 April 2014

Exhibitors, organisers and the public are locked out of mini affordable art fair at Keats Community Library when the landlords forgot to open the building. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Exhibitors, organisers and the public are locked out of mini affordable art fair at Keats Community Library when the landlords forgot to open the building. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

A mini affordable art fair raising vital funds for Hampstead’s community library got off to a shaky start when visitors turned up to find that the gates were locked.

Eager art buyers trying to enter the second annual art fair at Keats Community Library, in Keats Grove, had to queue outside after a misunderstanding meant that the gates were still locked at 10am on Saturday, when the fair was due to start.

But despite the initial hiccup, organisers raised more than £4,000 from sales of works by 12 local artists.

Pupils from Hampstead School of Art, in Kidderpore Avenue, also donated 15 pieces of art to sell at the fair, which was free to enter.

All the pieces were on sale for less than £1,000, with prices starting at £40.

Library trustee Vicky Bobasch, of Keats Grove, said: “The fair was fantastic. We thought it would be nice this year to open it up to local artists. The quality of the work was really high.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

09:11
Jools Oliver

Model and mum-of-four Jools Oliver is married to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and has lived in Primrose Hill for ten years. As well as bringing up her children, Jools has launched the Little Bird collection of toys, clothes and bedding for Mothercare and published Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum and a children’s book, The Adventures of Dotty and Bluebell.

08:00
Sandra McGowan has died aged 81

A peace activist who was the first woman to be brought before the courts for protesting in the “ban the bomb” Aldermaston Marches has died aged 81.

08:00
Mike Skinner with Grace Paget and Claire Phillips of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the Highgate School summer fair

Music stars Chris Martin and Mike Skinner were among more than 1,000 people who enjoyed a school’s annual summer fair.

Yesterday, 12:00
Last Night of St Jude's Proms with The London International Orchestra conducted by Howard Williams & soloist Victoria Simmonds

The illustrious Proms at St Jude’s festival drew to a crescendo finish last weekend following a week of literary talks and orchestral concerts.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our monthly newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder