BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show

Date: 21st June 7.30am

Radio Interview

Channel: BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show



Details: Pollyanna’s daughter and Business Partner Anna-Louise will be in the Radio Derby studios at 7.30 am on 21st June chatting about their remarkable expedition to Brazil, which inspired the artwork in the exhibition which starts 22nd June in Pollyanna’s private gallery – as well as the recent award she collected on behalf of Pollyanna in New York.

If you missed the interview you can still hear it for seven days at

Pollyanna was a regular and popular guest on radio Derby talking about her art, her expeditions and her conservation work.

Listen Live on 104.5, 95.3 and  96.0 FM  on DAB Digital Radio or live online at

Exhibition : Spirit of the Jaguar

Date: 22nd – 30th June 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue : The Gallery Brookvale House Oaker Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2JJ (AA Signposted)

Admision Free

Event: 30 Days of Giving Ladies Lunch

Date: 7th June 12.00 noon

Event: 30 days of Giving Ladies Luncheon

Venue : The Sacheveral, Main Road, Morley, Derbyshire DE7 6DG

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Details : *New Event* Pollyanna was proud to be a patron of charity Children First,  one of the chosen causes of the 30 days of Giving campaign. Anna-Louise will be attending their fundraising lunch, where she will have a stand of Pollyanna’s calendars, cards, books and giftware.  The profits from any sales will be divided equally between The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation and Children First. Women who make a difference in Derby and Derbyshire are invited to enjoy a relaxing lunch for a wonderful cause at Morley Hayes, set within the picturesque rolling Derbyshire countryside.

(Above : Anna-Louise (right) presents certificates at a previous Children First Lunch event)

Tickets £28.00 to include : Sparkling reception drink, two course lunch, tea or coffee.

To buy tickets phone 01332 341516 or email

TV : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 7th July

12.00pm – 2.00pm & 5.00pm

TV Programme :  Pollyanna Pickering Special

Channel: Create and Craft



Feeling Festive?  Anna-Louise will be returning to the Create and Craft Studios for two days of live shows to launch a brand new collection of products featuring Pollyanna’s Christmas Designs!

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 683 | Freeview 23 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748 – as well as on Apple TV and Amazon Fire You can also watch live online at


Event : Patchings Art Festival

Date : 11th July
Venue : Patchings Art Gallery Oxton Road Calverton, Nottingham

Event : Exhibition of work


Details : Anna-Louise is very pleased to have been invited to return with an exhibition of Pollyanna’s artwork and giftware on the first day of Patchings’ annual 4 day art, craft  and design festival There will be a wide selection of paintings on exhibition, along with the latest cards, prints and giftware.

The commemorative 2020 Pollyanna Pickering Foundation calendar will be launched at this event.

Pollyanna had a long standing association with Patchings Art centre, having staged several one man exhibitions in the gallery, as well as being a regular speaker, guest at the festival, and even filming part of her BBC documentary there!

Tickets cost £8.50 (including a festival brochure & parking) on the door (concessions £7.50) – but you can save £1.00 by booking in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone 0115 965 3479 and from the Patchings online Shop –

There is ample parking at the gallery, and visitors can also enjoy lunch or a snack in Café Patchings.
“Enjoy a great day out amongst some
of the most creative people in Art, Craft and Design”

Event : Bamfords Fine Art Auction

Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th January

Venue : The Derby Auction House, Chequers Road, Derby, DE21 6EN

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Details : 

There is an incredible opportunity to buy an iconic original piece of artwork by Pollyanna in the forthcoming fine art Auction at the prestigious Derbyshire based auction house Bamfords. This dramatic painting was inspired by the moment Pollyanna was charged by a wild Bengal tiger during an expedition to the Himalayan Foothills in Northern India.
The story of the charge, and a reproduction of the painting can be found in the critically acclaimed book ‘The Eye of the Tiger’ – you can find more information here :
The painting has been selected by Bamfords to feature on all the promotional material for this event.
You can view the sale and images online at

Exhibition : Pollyanna Pickering – Painter of the Living World

Date : 27th July – 21st September

Exhibition : Pollyanna Pickering – Painter of the Living World

Venue : Haworth Art Gallery
Manchester Road Accrington
Lancashire BB5 2JS


Details : 

The Howarth Art gallery have announced that they will be staging a retrospective exhibition as a celebration of Pollyanna’s Life and Work from 27th July – 21st September this year.  The exhibition will fill three spacious galleries in this hidden gem of a gallery which is located near Accrington in Lancashire. There will be an opportunity to view a selection of Pollyanna’s working sketches and handwritten journals, as well as artefacts brought home from her expeditions.

Pollyanna was proud to be a Patron of the gallery, and to officially open their artist’s studios in a renovated stables block. She also filmed an interview for the Splash of Paint TV show at the gallery.

The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00 noon – 5.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.00pm.  Admission is free, and the gallery has its own car park. or

Tel 01254 388 111



Exhibition : Annual Exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists

Date : 5th April – 11th May

Exhibition : Annual Exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists

Venue : Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

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Details : A selection of Pollyanna’s original artwork will be included  in The Association of Animal Artists annual exhibition.  In 2017 she was honoured to accept the Gold Medal for the Best Painting in the Exhibition (above).

The exhibition, which  encompasses three whole galleries will also showcase the very first painting to win the new  Pollyanna Pickering Award

Set in beautiful parkland in the historic town of Frodsham, the Centre houses three galleries, craft units, and workshop rooms.  The Gallery is open Monday- Saturday – 10.00am- 4.00pm and Sunday: 1pm to 4pm.


Award Presentation: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

Date: 3rd June 3pm
Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition


Details: In her role as patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Anna-Louise (above left) is looking forward to attending on the final day to present the society’s annual awards – including the inaugural Pollyanna Pickering Award for Conservation through Wildlife Art.  All are welcome!


TV : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 3rd November 10.00pm & 5.00pm

Channel: Create and Craft


Details: Due to popular demand Anna-Louise will be returning to the TV studios to appear on a further two  live shows,  to bring you the latest colllections of Pollyanna’s crafting kits!  Also look out for repeats on sister channel Craft Extra – and if you miss any of the shows you can catch up online for seven days.

Watch Create and Craft on : Sky 83 Freeview 23 Virgin 748 Freesat 813 Apple TV Amazon Fire

Exhibition : Create For Peace

Date: 26th April – 5th May

Venue: Vivianna Puello Gallery    1791 Amsterdam Ave, New York, USA


Details: Original artwork by Pollyanna will be included in this prestigious event featuring artists selected as the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art.

At the beginning of 2018 Pollyanna was honoured to be included in the list of 60 Masters of Contemporary Art by the American organisation Art Tour International.  This list is created annually to highlight the best of the best in all genres of the contemporary art world – from abstract, portraiture, and landscapes to wildlife art.

As a member of the list, Pollyanna was shortlisted for the 2019 Masters Awards, given in recognition of excellence in the arts, creativity, good use of media and composition.  The awards will be presented at a gala evening ceremony to be held in the prestigious New York Museum Of Art and Design in April.  Pollyanna’s daughter and business partner Anna-Louise has been invited to attend the event.

As part of this exclusive group, Pollyanna had also agreed to take part in the exhibition ‘Create for Peace’, and her artwork will be included in the event which will run at the Vivianna Puello Gallery in New York from 26th April – 5th May this year.  Describing the aims of the exhibition, gallery owner Vivianna says “We continue our efforts to promote peace through the arts, and we are dedicating our upcoming event to promote social awareness. “Create For Peace” is a program founded with the aim of reducing the transgenerational transmission of pain and suffering, utilizing art to impact the imagination and creativity of people to transmit love, peace, and personal responsibility.”

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