Torbay Art Show Raises £7k For School
The inaugural Torbay Art Show exceeded everyone’s expectations and raised a phenomenal amount of money towards the refurbishment of Torquay Boys’ Grammar School Sixth Form Centre. Over 1,000 people visited the event with overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Headteacher, Mr Lawrence, said of the event, ‘It was wonderful to see so many people at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School for the Torbay Art Show last weekend. Our Cavanna Centenary Hall was transformed into a fantastic exhibition space for the high-quality art on show from around 70 artists, as well as our own very talented students. The feedback on the show has been exceptionally positive and I would to thank the sponsors for their support and, in particular, the Parents’ Association for all of their hard work which enabled the show to take place.’
The Centre, a hub for the sixth form students, offers a unique area where study and socialising work alongside each other. The investment will see the Centre taking on a brighter, more spacious appearance with computer and study rooms for unsupervised learning and a new café style area where students can socialise and relax. The new Centre will lend itself to the wider Torbay Community as a venue for meetings, clubs and other activities.
This event exists due to the support of some prominent local businesses, including main sponsor Cavanna Homes, Tolchards, St. David’s Equine and Artizan Gallery. We would like to extend our thanks to all the sponsors who have embraced our idea and supported us with their generous investments. Thanks also go to the numerous companies that donated to the raffle.
For those who weren’t able to make the show, there are still works of art available from the art-hub which can be accessed at www.torbayartshow.co.uk if you’re quick!
© Guy Newman. 12.10.2018. Keith Miller, MD of Cavanna Homes who sponsored the Art Show at Torquay Boys Grammar with L-R Lisa Creswell, PTA Organiser & Peter Lawrence, Head Teacher.