Bruce Lee at open evening

A BACKWELL art club which started 25 years ago is looking for new blood to keep it going.

St Andrews Art Group, which meets every Friday morning in term time at Church House, in Church Lane, is holding an open evening next month.

The club will welcome Bruce Lee from Remap, its chosen charity for 2012, to explain how they recruit volunteers, mainly engineers and mechanics, from companies such as BAE and Rolls Royce for its work adapting or making equipment to make life easier for disabled people.

The annual event is on June 21, at 7.30pm at Church House, with the rector, the Reverend Margi Campbell, and her husband James performing A Serenade for Summer.

Tickets, costing �8 each, are available from Audrey Dejean on 01275 462225.

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A taster selection of paintings will be on display, ahead of the club’s annual exhibition in July, at Backwell Parish Hall.

Open to amateur and professional artists, entry forms, which should be returned by July 1, can be obtained from Liz Lamb on 01275 855695.

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It is hoped the events will raise about �1,000 for Remap.

Group secretary Penny Plas said: “We are a sociable group of men and women who support and encourage each others efforts.

“We have guest artists, demonstrations and workshops and, when the weather permits, paint and draw outdoors at various locations in Backwell and further afield.

“Currently we have 18 members of varied ability using a range of media but mainly watercolour and pastels, and would welcome some new faces to ensure the Group flourishes for another 25 years.”

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