Bill Nighy and Sir Peter Blake designs ensure postcard auction proves popular again
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Stunning postcard art from contributors including the designer of an iconic Beatles album cover has gone under the hammer at an annual auction.
Now in its fourth year, the Pakefield Postcard Auction gave buyers an opportunity to purchase original pieces of art from a selection of 109 different postcards.
BAFTA award-winner and Love Actually star Bill Nighy was one of several notable figures to send in his work, as was Sir Peter Blake, the man responsible for the creation of the instantly recognisable Beatles album cover Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The auction is organised each year by the Ferini Art Gallery and raises money for local charities and good causes.
Money raised at this year's auction, which took place on Wednesday, August 16, is going to the Pakefield Singers as they look to fund mobile staging.
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Gallery manager Michaela Hobbs explained that the auction has always been a popular event and this year was no different.
'This year we changed venues to Pakefield Parish Church, which is much bigger than before and we had around 150 people attend.
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'We've managed to raise over £3,000 for Pakefield Singers, who also did a little performance on the night.
'I'm very pleased that we did so well and so are the singers.'
The singers' existing staging has reached the end of its usable life and they are looking to replace it with more flexible staging which will allow them to take their live music to more local communities.
Auction proceedings were conducted by Nicholas Rudge from Beccles-based Durrants, whilst other contributors included comedian and folk singer Richard Digance as well as Lowestoft-born BBC Radio 4 newsreader Zeb Soanes,
'Zeb Soanes was kind enough to come from London to open the auction and also contributed a design of his own,' added Mrs Hobbs.
'Bill Nighy's postcard went for £160 and Sir Peter Clarke's for £100, but the top seller was a piece by Lowestoft artist Nigel Colebrook, whose design went for £180.
'We're already looking forward to next year and we want to get as many artists involved as possible.'
You can still view the postcards online at www.pakefieldpostcardauction.co.uk.