Going wild for art

LOVERS of art and wildlife will have the opportunity to indulge their passion at an event later this month which will help fund conservation work in Northumberland.

An exhibition of wildlife-inspired artwork will be taking place at the Lantern Café in Newcastle on Thursday, January 19, between 7pm and 9pm.

A number of artists have generously donated work and, if sold, proceeds will go to Northumberland Wildlife Trust to fund its vital conservation work.

In addition to the artwork, there will be entertainment from lively local singers and a band.

The whole event is the brainchild of Danielle Hodgson, a fine art student at Newcastle College whose final year project is to raise money for the wildlife charity through an art-based event.

Not content with just designing the posters and tickets, Danielle has roped her sister Natalie, who is studying events management, in to help with the organisation of the event.

Danielle said: “I live in Northumberland and really believe in all that Northumberland Wildlife Trust stands for and just how much it protects wildlife in the region. I really hope people come along and support this event as it would be a fabulous end to my college course.”

Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from the Box Office at Newcastle College (in the Performance Academy on Ryehill Campus).