Artwork from Bill Nighy and Sir Peter Blake to go under the hammer at Pakefield postcard auction

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery. - Credit: Archant

A BAFTA award-winning actor and the creator of an iconic Beatles album cover are among the contributors to a special auction of postcard art.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery. - Credit: Archant

More than 100 artists have sent in original pieces of art for the annual Pakefield Postcard Auction, which is now in its fourth year.

The artists include Love Actually star Bill Nighy and Sir Peter Blake, who designed the sleeve for the Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50 years ago this year.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery. - Credit: Archant

Other contributors include comedian and folk singer Richard Digance and Lowestoft-born BBC Radio 4 newsreader Zeb Soanes.

The auction is organised each year by the Ferini Art Gallery, in All Saints Road, Pakefield and raises money for local charities and good causes.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery.

One of the postcards up for auction in Pakefield. Picture: Courtesy of Ferini Art Gallery. - Credit: Archant


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Gallery manager Michaela Hobbs said the auction is going from strength to strength.

'The auction has become a fixture on the calendar of the local arts scene – and we are delighted that so many local artists have contributed such a variety of high quality pieces,' she said.

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'The icing on the cake is receiving postcards from several household names – and we hope that the auction will raise a significant sum.'

Money raised by this year will go towards funding mobile staging for the Pakefield Singers.

The singers' existing staging has reached the end of its life after ten years of service.

They want to replace it with more flexible staging which will allow them to visit a wider range of venues to bring their live music to more communities in the area.

Last year's event supported the Seagull Theatre's Raise the Roof campaign.

The auction, which will be conducted by Nicholas Rudge from Beccles-based Durrants, is on August 16 at Pakefield Parish Church.

Doors open at 6pm and tickets cost £8.

All the postcards are currently on display at the Ferini Art Gallery – and can be viewed until August 13, allowing people who are unable to attend the auction to see the postcards and make sealed bids.

The gallery is open between 11am and 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

You can also view the postcards online at www.pakefieldpostcardauction.co.uk

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