Russian prince’s painting at Rye Bonfire Society auction

Rye Bonfire Society torchlight procession through Rye, bonfire and fireworks. Saturday November 8th 2014. SUS-151109-125319001
Rye Bonfire Society torchlight procession through Rye, bonfire and fireworks. Saturday November 8th 2014. SUS-151109-125319001

A Russian prince and international artist has donated one of his works as a prize at the Rye Bonfire Society’s Auction of Promises on Thursday (May 19).

Prince Rostislav Romanov’s painting is the jewel in the auction’s line-up after holding exhibitions in London, New York and Moscow.

The prince, who is also the bonfire society’s vice-president, donated the oil pastel and it will be available to bid for at the Mermaid Inn, with viewing from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Other lots include the honour of lighting this year’s bonfire, a flight from Lydd airport, an overnight stay at a number of nearby B&Bs, meals at various establishments, short-break holidays, a scallop necklace, a carpet, several fresh hampers, and many more.

Tickets are £5, which includes a glass of wine and a catalogue.

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