Preston artists launch 2021 calendar to raise funds for local food fairness scheme

Posted on - 15th December, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston
Preston artists calendar
The calendar is based on the theme of nature

The Birley artist studios, based in Preston city centre, has launched a 2021 calendar to raise funds for The Larder.


The calendar features work by 12 artists, illustrators and designers who live, work or study in the city.

With nature as its visual theme, the calendar includes contributions from Kathryn Poole, Simon Plum, Gavin Renshaw, Faye Spencer, Lauretta Rapley, Nick Rhodes, Guild Goods, Secret Industries, Wensdi Made, Jessica Dent, Edie-Mea McCartney and Stephanie Fletcher.

Preston artists calendar - August

All profits from the calendar will be donated to social enterprise The Larder.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the initiative has delivered hundreds of meals to vulnerable residents in Preston, and is delivering cooking classes to young people in families from low-income backgrounds, among other projects.

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Stephanie Fletcher, co-director at The Birley studios, said: “Purchasing a calendar this year is a great way to shop local.

“We’re so pleased to be able to showcase just some of the creative talent in or from the city, and are grateful to everyone for contributing work.

“The Larder is doing great work in not just tackling local inequality, but providing education, cooking skills, and a sense of community during tough times.”

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Kay Johnson MBE, founder of The Larder, said: “We are extremely grateful to The Birley for donating the proceeds of the calendar, which will go towards funding our Kids in the Kitchen programme.

“This money will allow us to invite more families to take part in our online cooking classes over the Christmas holidays, using healthy locally-sourced food.”

A limited number of the calendars are being printed, and are available to purchase for £10 each plus postage. All profits from sales will be donated to The Larder.

You can find details of how to order on The Birley website, and the calendar will also be stocked at the Harris shop.

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Will you be purchasing a calendar? Let us know in the comments.

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