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Masham arts festival to raise money for children's cancer charity
AN arts festival is fundraising for a children’s cancer charity by asking artists to create “mystery matchboxes” to sell.
The Masham Arts Festival, taking place from Friday, October 25 until Saturday, November 2, is raising funds for the Candlelighters Trust, which helps children with cancer in Yorkshire.
One of the organisers Susan Briggs said more than 30 artists from northern England have been asked to create a mystery matchbox.
“Some of the artists are focusing on the outside, others on the inside but they're all magical and intriguing – and anonymous," she said.
“The finished matchboxes will go on sale during the festival, starting with a special preview evening on Friday, October 25 at 7pm, when visitors will also be able to see the other 200 paintings, prints, ceramics and textiles carefully chosen for the festival.
“The Mystery Matchboxes will be sold for £25 and every penny will go to Candlelighters Trust.”
The buyer won't know who made the matchbox until after their purchases when they will get full details of the artist.
Josie Beszant of Masham Gallery, who organised the Mystery Matchboxes, said: "We invited artists we know to help us raise money and asked others to get involved via Facebook.
“The response has been phenomenal – they all jumped at the chance to get involved and we've been amazed at the high quality and versatility of the matchboxes we've received.
“We'll be putting them on display in St. Mary's Church throughout the festival but we do expect to sell many of them during the preview evening. They look really intriguing and are so imaginative.”
For more details visit www.CreativeMasham.com/matchboxes.html.
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