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Hospice holds art evening
Birmingham's John Taylor Hospice is to hold its third art exhibition in the city centre. The show at the hospice's Moments Café at Holloway Circus offers local artists an opportunity to showcase their work. And with 25 per cent of the proceeds of each sale being given to the hospice, the event is also fundraising for care to support hundreds of local families.
Taking place on Friday June 17, the exhibition is the third in a series all based on the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. The June event focuses on wind and will also feature artwork inspired by sound and music including a portrait of the musician Prince by Birmingham-based artist Jinxy.
Artwork by Jinxy will be on sale at the John Taylor Hospice art evening
Hospice interim head of community investment Marcus Cox said: "Our exhibition evenings are open to anyone who is interested in seeing some fantastic work by local artists. It's also a chance to come together with friends for an evening out in the heart of the city. What's more, anyone buying artwork at the event knows they are supporting the hospice to provide expert palliative and end of life care for patients and their families."
John Taylor Hospice launched its Moments café at the LGBT Centre at 38-40 Holloway Circus in November. A social venue for a social purpose its team prepares freshly made breakfast and lunch 7.30am-2.30pm Monday-Friday.
Entry to the art exhibition, which sees Moments extending its opening hours to the evening between 6.30-9pm, is free with refreshments provided. For more on John Taylor Hospice and Moments Café see the website.