Event : Born Free Christmas Ball

Date: 24th November

Venue: Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium, Albion Suite, Princess Way, Burton on Trent

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Above : Pollyanna and Virginia enjoy a previous Born Free Ball

Details : Pollyanna was a longstanding patron of The Born free Foundation, and Anna-Louise is honoured to have been invited to attend the Christmas Ball as a representative of The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.  Born Free’s Co-Founder and Trustee, Virginia McKenna OBE, will be the special guest on the evening.

Tickets are £40 a head to include dinner, dancing, entertainment and a charity auction. To book and more information, including details of hotels, please contact Val and Mike at vjhackett21@gmail.com

Event : Remembering Great Apes Book Launch

Date: 18th  October 19.15 pm

Venue: Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR

Details: Anna-Louise is honoured to have been invited to attend the launch of the much-anticipated Remembering Great Apes charity photographic book as a representative of The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.

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Above : Pollyanna and Rula Lenska at the ‘Remebering Rhinos’ launch event in 2017

This is the third book in the Remembering Wildlife series and in association with The Born Free Foundation, a special evening is being held to celebrate great ape conservation and photography Remembering Great Apes aims to be the most beautiful book on the species ever made and as well as a foreword by Jane Goodall DBE, will include images by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers.

Tickets : £26.50 Including VIP Drinks Reception : £95.00  VIP Ticket Including Limited Edition Book : £2000.00 At the time of going to press just two of these ‘Golden’ tickets remain – they will include limited edition books signed by Jane Goodall and Virginia McKenna as well as all the evening’s speakers. The ticket includes reserved seating on the front row of the auditorium, as well as access to the VIP drinks reception prior to the main presentation.

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Event: Glam and Glitz Ball

Date: 28th September 7.30pm

Venue : The Pavilion Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, Derbyshire DE7 6DG

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Details : Pollyanna was proud to be a patron of charity Children First. Anna-Louise will be attending their annual fundraising ball, where she will have a stand of Pollyanna’s calendars, Christmas cards, books and giftware.  The profits from any sales on the evening will be divided equally between The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation and Children First.

There will also be the opportunity to bid for one of Pollyanna’s signed limited edition prints in the charity auction.

Tickets £45.00 to include : Sparkling reception, three course dinner with complimentary drink, charity auction, and live entertainment from X-factor  contestant Errol Cole

To buy tickets phone 01332 341516 or email gina.repton@childrenfirstderby.co.uk

Award Presentation: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

Date: 3rd June 2pm
Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

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Details: As a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Pollyanna always included original works included in this exhibition showcasing the cream of wildlife art from around the world. Pollyanna always  attended on the final day to present the society’s annual awards.

This year Pollyanna’s daughter will be attending to present the awards in her stead, in her role as President of the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.

 

Event : Patchings Art Festival

Date : 12th July
Venue : Patchings Art Gallery Oxton Road Calverton, Nottingham

Event : Exhibition of work

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Details : Pollyanna was very pleased to have been invited to return as the guest celebrity artist on the first day of Patchings’ annual four day international art, craft and design festival which features over 200 exhibitors. Her daughter Anna-Louise has been asked to stage a display of Pollyanna’s work as part of the festival.  There will be a wide selection of paintings on exhibition, along with the latest cards, prints and giftware.

The commemorative 2019 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 – www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

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”

*POSTPONED* Exhibition : Spirit of the Jaguar

Date: 16th  June – 1st  July

We are very sorry to announce that this planned exhibition will NOT  be going ahead in June.  The exhibition will be rescheduled for June 2019, and we will bring you full details closer to the date.

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

 

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To bring you her latest exhibition, Pollyanna braved extremes of heat and humidity, plagues of mosquitoes and rivers infested by crocodiles and piranhas!

Pollyanna is renowned as an artist-traveller. Her determination to paint only animals which she has observed in their natural habitats has lead her into a remarkable and unique series of expeditions into some of the most inhospitable areas of the globe.  She is proud to present an exhibition of paintings inspired by her most recent journeys into the little known Pantanal region of Brazil.   Extending from the Amazon, the Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. Pollyanna travelled to this wild and remote region via bone-jangling drives along dirt tracks – following thirty-six hours of gruelling flights from China, where she had been acting as an official international delegate at the first Artists for Conservation Wildlife festival!

In Brazil she navigated a network of waterways through the gigantic floodplain which stretches across two Brazilian states and parts of neighbouring Bolivia and Paraguay.  From her small boat she was able to observe and sketch a wealth of rainforest wildlife – and was rewarded with over twenty sightings of the beautiful and powerful jaguar, the largest of South America’s big cats.  In this region jaguars can frequently be seen swimming in the rivers – and Pollyanna witnessed a heart stoppingly dramatic kill when a huge male jaguar stalked and wrestled an 2.5m long caiman just a few metres from her boat.  Pollyanna also spent several hours watching a female jaguar with a cub, and was able to sketch a wealth of other wildlife which can be found in the region – from giant river otters and other jungle cats, to the glorious bird life – including hyacinth macaws. Pollyanna will be in her gallery throughout the exhibition and will be happy to chat to visitors about her artwork, and the inspiration found on her expedition.

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Two new limited edition prints will be launched at the exhibition. Also on display throughout will be Pollyanna’s extensive ranges of books, greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work, including brand new card crafting kits as launched live on television in a series of programmes featuring Pollyanna on the Create and Craft channel!  Signed sets of her postage stamps will be available alongside giftware commissioned by Harrods.  A sneak preview of next year’s charity Christmas cards will also be available.

A minimum of Ten Percent of all sales throughout the exhibition will be donated to worldwide conservation projects  through the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.Tea and coffee will be available throughout, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in Pollyanna’s Gardens.

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“There is nothing more wonderful than being in Pollyanna’s gallery and looking at her unique paintings.”                                                                         .                                                                                   .                       Virginia McKenna OBE

 

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