Behind the Mask BAFTA exhibition opens at the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
PUBLISHED: 00:00 21 February 2015
A VIP gala night was held at the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, to launch the opening of a BAFTA exhibition, Behind the Mask, by celebrity photographer Dr Andy Gotts MBE. Organised by the Friends of the Williamson charity, the gala offered the first opportunity for 250 guests to view the photographic portraits of 100 BAFTA winners and hear anecdotes from Dr Gotts. Harmony group the Night and Days, the Speakeasy Bootleg Band and The Mersey Swing CIC provided lively entertainment for the occasion.
Behind the Mask BAFTA exhibition
Organiser Alison Bailey Smith with Dr Rhys Roberts of 2Bio Ltd and Impact Science.
Gala organiser Alison Bailey Smith, principal museums officer for the Williamson Colin Simpson, artist Susan Boardman, photographer Dr Andy Gotts MBE, Mayoress of Wirral Elaine Nolan and Mayor of Wirral Steve Foulkes, Kevin Price chief operating officer of BAFTA and John Gorman, performer of Scaffold, and the television programme, Tiswas
Photographer Dr Andy Gotts MBE, Mayoress of Wirral Elaine Nolan and Mayor of Wirral Steve Foulkes, Kevin Price of BAFTA
Fabio Borini and Erin ONeill
Joan and Ken Friel
Dr David Cowling and Tilly Wilkinson
Alison Bailey-Smith with Andy McCluskey
Ivy Charters and Hilda Kiernan
Principal museums officer for Wirral Museums, Colin Simpson being interviewed by Bay TV.
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Performer John Gorman with Celyn Jones of the film Set Fire to the Stars about Dylan Thomas
Kevin Price and John Gorman
The artists, the Singh Twins, Celyn Jones and actress Kate Drew with Dr Andy Gotts, Alison Bailey Smith and principal museums officer Colin Simpson
The artists, the Singh Twins
Organiser Alison Bailey Smith said: ‘We had around 60 people working behind the scenes to make this evening a success. Volunteers helped arrange sponsorship with Hope Street Hotel, Bananafish Management, Wirral School of Music, Walkers Carpets and Momentary Art Project. We had such an enjoyable time and are already thinking about the next one.’