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Monday, 6 February 2017

Miss Al - the Press Gal invites you to party at the Williamson Art Gallery

The Friendly Gala comes to The Williamson - no splatterguns allowed.
On the evening of Friday the 10th of February, there will be a ticketed VIP Gala at the Williamson Art Gallery to celebrate BAFTA’s Bugsy Malone exhibition coming to the North. The event is organised by the Williamson & Priory Friends and any profit made from the evening will be added to add to a fund to develop a garden space in the heart of the gallery.
The early valentine fundraising gala will be held from 7-10pm with a celebration of friendship and collaboration and as well as an opportunity to view the three current exhibitions on display in the gallery. On display are photographs taken by photographer, David Appleby behind the scenes during the filming of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone forty years ago touring from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, followed by an exhibition of watercolours from The Atkinson Gallery in Southport with some fabulous pictures from our own collection including a lovely Turner owned by Ruskin and finally in gallery three, there is an exhibition from Mencap which features a collaboration between four Wirral based organisations working with local artists. 
On the gala evening, guests can enjoy the music of The Night & Days- a vocal harmony quartet, the Speakeasy Bootleg Band who play the irrepressible vintage sounds of the Gatsby era and can even join in with a Charleston lesson with dancers from The Mersey Swing CIC, or simply enjoy our excellent Steinway concert grand piano being played by the principals of the Wirral School of Music accompanied by saxophone. The event will have complimentary themed catering from Cheeki Chilli Events, including a cocktail or mocktail on arrival, popcorn and a pay bar. The gallery hopes many people will arrive in flapper style dresses or wide suits and trilby hats but encourage people to leave their splatter-guns behind. The gala guys and gals have been creating art deco artwork and props for the evening...so expect some creative surprises.

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The low down:-
Date:10th of February 2017
Time: 19.00 – 22.00
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum,Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4UE www.williamsonartgallery.org

Tickets: £20 available from the gallery (no booking fee) or from the Floral Pavilion box office – online, in person or by phone (booking fee applies).


Williamson Art Gallery & MuseumBugsy Malone : The friendly ...
williamsonartgallery.org
Bugsy Malone – The Friendly Gala will be held on Friday the 10th of February at 7pm, full of music, dance and good company. S tep in and step out for one night only ...
More about the BAFTA exhibition: 18 January to the 25 February 2017 
Bugsy Malone: 18 January – 25 February 2017 | Williamson Art Gallery
williamsonartgallery.org
The Williamson Art Gallery celebrate forty years since the making of Alan Parker's film BUGSY MALONE with a photographic touring exhibition from BAFTA.

More about the Tinted Steam and Liquid Light Exhibition:-
28 January 2017 - 19 March 2017
Williamson Art Gallery & MuseumTinted Steam and Liquid ...
williamsonartgallery.org
Tinted Steam and Liquid Light – Waterolour paintings from Turner to Sargent from collections of The Williamson Art Gallery and The Atkinson.
More about the SmART exhibition - A learning disability collaboration project.
1 February - 12 March 2017



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