Charity call to sell art to save art’

PUBLISHED: 12:47 14 July 2009 | UPDATED: 15:11 20 February 2013

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Whether you are clearing out your dusty attic or are an artist keen to exhibit your work, take advantage of this unique opportunity to 'sell art to save art' at a country house car boot sale, with all proceeds supporting the vital work of The Art ...

On Sunday 18 May, the Shropshire branch of The Art Fund will stage this exciting event at Weston Park in Shropshire, providing the chance to sell your vintage treasures and antiques, or contemporary art and craft works, all from your very own car boot. The outdoor pitches are available to anyone; all you need to do is book your space in advance. Free expert help and advice will also be available on the day from Sotheby's auction house.

Weston Park is the beautiful 17th century ancestral family home of the Earls of Bradford, conveniently located between the M54 and M6, just 10 minutes from Telford and 30 minutes from central Birmingham. Set in 1,000 acres of stunning parkland the grounds will provide the ideal historical backdrop for the event. Weston Park's collection of priceless treasures and fine art will also be available for viewing within the house.

This exciting occasion promises to be a wonderful outing for the whole family, with a variety of activities on offer for all ages including: walking round Weston Park's colourful Victorian Gardens and grounds, exploring the Yew Hedge Maze and Woodland Adventure Playground, a bouncy castle, miniature railway and the Grand Raffle.

A variety of carefully selected regional food specialists will be selling seasonal treats to take home, and further refreshments will also be available from the Stables Bar and Bistro Restaurant.

For only a £5 gate entry fee (£3 for children aged 3 -14), payable on the day, visitors will receive entry to the car boot sale plus access to the gardens and landscaped grounds. Entry to the house will also be available at a special reduced charge of £2 (usual cost is £8).
Since The Art Fund began in 1903, it has offered grants to help save over 860,000 works of art, to help enrich UK museum and gallery collections for everyone to enjoy.

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