England Captain Alistair Cook to open new art gallery in Ampthill

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The England cricket captain will be opening a new art gallery in Ampthill.

Alastair Cook will help to launch the new venture, along with young entrepreneur Laura White, called ‘Golden Hare’ on Saturday, October 4, from noon until 4pm.

The display in Woburn Street will be offering a unique mix of individual artwork including prints, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, sculptures and textiles.

Laura, owner of Golden Hare who is friends with Alastair, said: “Opening the gallery is something I’ve always wanted to do, I’ve got some incredible work from some really talented craftspeople.

“There’s a good mix of affordable handmade presents, cards and gifts and some really special pieces for your home.”

The gallery aims to build a local artistic community by running craft workshops to inspire and teach skills such as felt workshops, lino and screen printing, textiles, woodwork, painting, flower arranging and basket making.

The gallery is opening with ‘Fields and Flames’ an exhibition of landscape based photography by Seb Piper, and pit-fired ceramics by Jane White, glass from Adam Aaronson, ceramics by Gin Durham and Richard Ballantyne, textiles by Brenda Parsons and Harriet Riddell, painting by Rachel Gill, and print from Maggie Smith.

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