I arrived while Robert Hiscox was talking enthusiastically about the new museum and art gallery soon to be built in the town centre, then Sophie Cummings, curator of the exhibition talked about some of the pictures and their juxtapositioning:
After Sophie's talk, the champagne flowed and canapes were handed round giving the four Friends committee members present time to circulate a little and encourage those present to show their support for the museum and art gallery by joining the Friends.
A lovely ambience was created by the delightful guitar playing by James Daubney, and further interest by those having their photos taken with Bardwell and Baskervilles lovelies:
Other people who were reasonably happy to be photographed were Cllr David Renard and Jeremy Holt:
I will include a photo of the tremendously energetic duo Helen and Nicki who among other things encourage and support the Friends wonderfully:
I hope you enjoy the exhibition which will be featured properly in the blog soon.
An event by Mike Yates about Ralph Bates on the 20th June at 7.30pm
A talk by Sophie Cummings on July 8th 12.30-1.30pm