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Dame Catherine Arts exhibition attracts hundreds of Midlands artists

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

  • Dame Catherine Arts exhibition. Sandy and Dick Bertle look at the work on display.

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THE bank holiday weekend saw nearly 200 artists present more than 1,000 pieces of work at the Dame Catherine Arts exhibition.

The display was put together by supporters of the Dame Catherine Harpur School and took place at Ticknall Village Hall, in Ingleby Lane, from Saturday until Monday.

It was the 21st year of the summer painting exhibition and both local and professional artists got involved in what is one of the biggest single painting exhibitions outside of London.

The show attracted hundreds of visitors and supporters over the three days, including Sandy and Dick Bertle (pictured), who spent a leisurely Sunday looking at the pieces on display.

The exhibition is run entirely by parents and friends of Dame Catherine Harpur School and raises a significant amount of money for charity each year.

Dame Catherine Harpur is a rural school for children from three to 11 years old with around 30 pupils currently attending, split into two classes.

The annual exhibition was originally set up by parents of children at the school as a fund-raiser and has become a major show for artists across the Midlands.

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