To celebrate Giving Tuesday, an international day to “do good stuff for charity”, Pallant House Gallery is offering free entry to the first 100 visitors on Tuesday 28 November. This opportunity to do something good for the local community and say thank you for their support is possible thanks to the generosity of Chichester businesses George Ide LLP, solicitors and Tod Anstee Hancock, property consultants, lettings and estate agents.
Visitors to the Gallery on Giving Tuesday will be able to enjoy the major new exhibition on Jewish artist David Bomberg, who, although neglected in his own lifetime, is now recognised as one of 20th century Britain’s leading artists. There is also a chance to see rarely seen sketches by Dame Paula Rego and works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Nash and many more, which were recently given to the Gallery by the architect Peter Collymore.
As an independent charity, Pallant House Gallery relies on the support and generosity of both individuals and companies to help raise around £1 million every year. This support helps to care for the Gallery’s significant collection of Modern British art, present an innovative range of exhibitions and events and maintain the pioneering work of the Learning and Community Programme.
Giving Tuesday began in 2012 in the USA as a response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and came to the UK in 2014. It has become one of the country’s biggest days for charities, raising millions of pounds for good causes.
Elaine Bentley, Head of Development at Pallant House Gallery said: “As a charity we rely on our supporters and visitors’ generosity but this year we would like to give back. We have a tremendous amount of support from our audiences and are delighted to have the chance to show our appreciation by offering free entry to the first 100 visitors this Giving Tuesday. We have some wonderful exhibitions currently on show, which we couldn’t have put together without the generous donations of our supporters. Support for Pallant House Gallery never goes unnoticed or unrewarded and this is just one of things we can do to show our appreciation.”
Ursula Watt, private client solicitor and partner at full-service Chichester law firm George Ide LLP, said “We are delighted to be involved with Pallant House Gallery in this charitable initiative. It is a lovely opportunity to be able to give something back to the local community and contribute to the cultural life in our city.”
About Pallant House Gallery: Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the south coast, Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One Listed Queen-Anne townhouse and an award- winning contemporary extension, housing one of the most significant collections of Modern British art in the country. Widely acclaimed for its innovative temporary exhibitions and exemplary Learning and Community programme which has inclusion at its heart, the Gallery has won numerous awards since re-opening in 2006. www.pallant.org.uk.
About Tod Anstee Hancock: Tod Anstee Hancock Ltd was formed from the merger of two independent Chichester estate agents, Tod Anstee LLP and Hancock and Partners Ltd. This has created one of the largest and most experienced firms of independent property consultants in Chichester and West Sussex. Tod Anstee Hancock provides vendors, landlords and tenants a professional and client-focused property service delivered by a trustworthy team of local experts in the Commercial and Residential Property Markets. For further information contact the team on 01243 523723 (sales) or 01243 531111 (lettings), or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About George Ide LLP: George Ide LLP is an independent full-service South of England law firm providing quality legal advice and representation to clients throughout Hampshire, Sussex and beyond. Established in 1966 and based in Chichester, West Sussex, the firm also has offices in Guildford and London. For further information please contact: Ursula Watt, Partner and Head of the Private Client department, on 01243 786668, at email@example.com, or visit www.georgeide.co.uk