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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Alumni - Illustration alumni Bethia Bridges, Olivia Nelson & Jordan Baines call for your support

Portsmouth’s Aspex gallery is calling for your support to save its weekly workshop for children and families in our city.

Since being founded in 2016 Family Saturdays has encouraged over 3,000 children to explore their creativity - building vital skills and confidence.

The workshops, led by Illustration alumni Jordan Baines, Bethia Bridges and Livi Nelson, run every Saturday at the gallery located in Gunwharf Quays, and are an opportunity for children to spend quality time with their parents/guardians.

However, with funding due to come an end this year, the gallery now needs your help to continue this important programme.

On Saturday 27 April at 10am Aspex launched a crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise £4,500 to continue operating these workshops. Rewards are available for people who pledge their support, including unique work from artists.

Your contribution can make a real difference, as all donations made will be match funded by Arts Council England thanks to their Catalyst: Evolve programme - meaning the money raised will go even further.

The crowdfunder closes at 10am on Saturday 25 May 2019. To support the campaign, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-familysaturdays

You can join the conversation online by using the hashtag #SaveFamilySaturdays on social media.