One of the events I am most looking forward to is my annual involvement with the Help a Hedgehog Hospital Charity http://www.helpahedgehog.org/ These are a fab group of people who work tirelessley to support the well being/care/conservation/education of and about hedgehogs. Since the 1930's, hog numbers have declined by 95%. Without groups like HaHH, hogs would now be facing potential extinction.
"Hugo" a print I did for HaHH to help raise funds
Every year the HaHH hold an event at The Corinium Museum, http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=2457&tt=cotswold&eventStatus=list&eventAction=view&eventId=16244 to educate and excite children about hedgehogs.This year is slightly different. There will still be the usual craft/hog events, but I will aso be joining them on March 30th to run sessions called "Why are Insects Fab? I will be teaching children how to appreciate insects in all of their colourful/diverse/fascinating glory. There will be exotic specimens to see and drawings/paintings to be done.
The event comes in the middle of my own two week art exhibition http://www.culture24.org.uk/sw000029?id=EVENT416236 at the Corinium Museum in "The Hare" Gallery. This runs from 22nd March - 8th April 2013. Samples of all of my work will be on show and a % of sales proceeds will go to the Museum and the HaHH charity. Last year, my best selling image was my hare. I have another Hare print for this year....let's hope it's as well received...
"Brown Hare#2" - detail. On sale at the exhibition