Press Release

What?

Fractured Vision

Fractured Vision is an exhibition from registered charity The Eye Fund, featuring a newly released range of graphic designs from Simon Sherry, whose premature passing at just 39 years of age gave rise to this effective and supportive charity.

Simons designs are complemented by an incredible range of work from degree students at Wirral Met College, their lecturers (some of whom are professional artists in their own right), as well as volunteers and patrons of Ashville Lodge amongst others.

When?

From 22nd to 28th November 2010 between 10:00am to 4:00pm. The official opening is at 4-6pm on Monday November 22nd, by invitation only. Admission after that point will be free.

Where?

To be held at The Gallery, Birkenhead Park, Wirral, CH41 4HY.

World Sight Day at Ashville Lodge

Once again back to the Pavilion in Birkenhead Park. This time it was for World Sight Day, and we were there mainly to raise the awareness of the charity. Among those there were The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, The Liaison Officer from The Eye Clinic, Arrowe Park Hospital and his assistant, the RNIB, and various commercial firms with their goods for sale. This was not a day for selling but it was very interesting meeting all the different people involved with helping those with vision problems.

Craft Fair The Pavilion in Birkenhead Park

This was our first real opportunity to display our goods at a Craft Fair. Held in The Pavilion in Birkenhead Park, it was supposed to be in a big marquee. Guess what? Someone forgot to order it. However, some thoughtful person managed to buy some gazebos and (nearly) everything worked out OK. The weather was good and we managed to take about £200.

Rock In The Car Park

Carol and Paul rocked in the car park of the Mersey Clipper pub along with members an volunteers of WSBPS. As well as selling stuff the public who came in were serenaded by some very loud but good bands. Insanity Beach were the headlining band. Also excellent was a Bob Marley sound and look alike guy called Trevor Gleason.

The day stayed dry for the most part and the charity benefitted to the tune of £150.

Wirral's Cultural Ambassador to open Exhibition

The Eye Fund is having an art exhibition of some of Simon’s graphics. Professional artists will be contributing some of their own impressions of Simon’s designs. Local schoolchildren have been working hard making their own copies of the same pictures.

Art by Simon Sherry

This is to be held from 12th March to 21st March in The Pavilion, Birkenhead Park, Wirral. The grand opening by Mike McCartney, Wirral’s Cultural Ambassador takes place on the 11th March by invitation only.

We will also be presenting a cheque of £4500 to the Wirral Society for the Blind and Partially sighted to help pay for a counsellor to advise people faced with losing their sight.