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Thousands of pounds are thought to have been raised for good causes following a weekend art exhibition and sale in Swaffham.

More than 250 works were displayed by over 50 artists during the event at the Assembly Rooms, which was organised by members of the town's Rotary Club.

And, for the first time, the show included works by students from four nearby schools – the Nicholas Hamond Academy, Heartwood Primary and Swaffham Junior schools, plus Litcham School.

Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotarian and Artist Denis Bishop with his work. (52759005)
Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotarian and Artist Denis Bishop with his work. (52759005)

Club spokesman Denis Bishop said the event had been a "great success" after the club was forced to scrap last year's show because of coronavirus.

He said works worth more than £6,000 were sold during the weekend and around £3,000 is expected to have been raised for charities.

He thanked sponsors, artists, visitors, and supporters for their backing.

Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotarian and Artist Malcolm Whittley with his display. (52759004)
Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotarian and Artist Malcolm Whittley with his display. (52759004)

The exhibition is traditionally the final event of the club's annual Visual Arts Festival, which sees events staged at venues around the town and surrounding areas during the month of October, but has not taken place since 2019 due to the pandemic.

The club will be back at the Assembly Rooms on November 27 for a charity Christmas fayre, between 9am and 2pm.

Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotary President John Wallace takes a look at some of the work on display at the exhibition.. (52759006)
Rotary Club of Swaffham Presents The 25th Annual Art Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham...Rotary President John Wallace takes a look at some of the work on display at the exhibition.. (52759006)


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