Pallant House Gallery and Friends of Chartres are delighted to announce the latest studio exhibition which will mark the end of the second Annual Schools Art Competition. ‘A Tale of Twinned Cities' will showcase the works entered by Children from Chichester and the twinned French City of Chartres. A special awards ceremony will be held at Pallant House Gallery on Saturday 14th May, where the competition winners will be announced.

This year's competition is particularly special as schools from Chartres were invited to take part. There is one special entry from France this year, which will feature in the exhibition. Showcasing entrees from both cities in this exciting studio exhibition highlights the importance of twinning, the ideals of which are expressed in the charter signed with Chartres in 1959 to promote and maintain friendly relations. A Tale of Twinned Cities is a prime example of the cultural and social exchanges that can take place between two cities that may in this case, draw the citizens of both Chichester and Chartres closer together.

Prize winners will be announced in an awards ceremony held at Pallant House Gallery on 14th May, with the Mayor of Chichester, Cllr Michael Woolley, and Deputy Mayor of Chartres, Patrick Geroudet, presenting the prizes. The winning school will receive a specially commissioned trophy designed by Oliver Budd and Chichester children taking part in the competition will also have the opportunity to take part at workshops led by Glass Artist, Gill Brown, at Pallant House Gallery.