Art auction to support Barefoot Opera

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On Sunday April 17 Baker Mamanova Gallery in Norman Road, St Leonards, will host a charity auction at 6pm.

Six stunning prints have been offered by artist Tom Hammick has held solo shows all over the world. The auction is in aid of Barefoot Opera, a local opera company run by Jenny Miller, which runs training courses for opera singers and performs locally. They have performed at The White Rock Theatre and also al fresco in St Leonards Gardens during St Leonards Festival. There will be live performance of well-loved opera duets by Barefoot Opera plus music by Orlando Gough and there will be a champagne challenge hosted by Sniff and Spit. Tickets are £10 or £35 with dinner included and can be purchased online at http://kino-teatr.co.uk/

Last weekend Barefoot Opera staged Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro at St Mary In The Castle. The event saw Marcio da Silva Music Director of Woodhouse Opera (and Hastings Philharmonic Choir) join with Jenny in producing it, using Marcio’s orchestra, Ensemble OrQuesta, and students of the Opera Academy.