Chester Visual Arts charity event, Cholmondeley Castle
PUBLISHED: 00:00 28 August 2019
International art lover, Lord David Cholmondeley, opened the doors of the iconic Cholmondeley Castle to support local charity, Chester Visual Arts.
Chester Visual Arts charity event
Dan Fox, Helen Legg, Ellen and Mark Gillette
Sarah Swanston, Andy Porter and Tim Kenney
Joseph Crossley, Fiona Midwood with Lord Cholmondeley
Peter Mearnes, Chairman of Storyhouse Chester, Sue Pickering, Anna Sutton and David Pickering
Judy Bromey Davenport, Sarah Callander-Beckett, Tora and Mark Boddington
Richard Rees, George and Canon Jane Brooke
Alex Siddall and Peter Mearnes, Chairman of Storyhouse Chester
Cynthia and Ian Short Chairman of Chester Visual Arts, Lord Cholmondeley
Ian Short Chairman of Chester Visual Arts, Lord Cholmondeley with Nicholas and Tilly Dobbs
Spencer Barnes, Melanie Lenz and Kellie Hutchinson
Tilly Dobbs, Simon Lees-Jones and Nicholas Dobbs
Andrew Cotter BBC Sports Commentator and Caroline Short
The charity aims to bring a new focus to the visual arts provision in Chester and the surrounding region.
More than 100 prominent local artists and cultural leaders attended the glamorous champagne reception at the castle, which aimed to raise awareness of the charity's work at a crucial moment in its development.
Lord Cholmondeley welcomed the guests, took the time to highlight recent key successes and said the focus now was for the charity to find a permanent space in Chester to continue its work. u