Hyndburn Borough Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

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Elections - 2015

7 May 2015

Polling booths open between 7.00am and 10.00pm. Counting of the votes will begin when the poll closes.

Time: 07:00 - 22:00

Location: Throughout the Borough



Happening Today, 19th Apr 15

Exhibition - The Art of Conservation, Pollyanna Pickering

Location: Haworth Art Gallery

Time: 12:00 - 16:30

Cost: FREE

Exhibition of artwork by Internation Wildlife Artist, Pollyanna Pickering.

Over the past 30 years, Pollyanna has become the most published artist in the UK. Practically every home in Britain will have enjoyed her work at some time in the form of a Christmas or greeting card, print or calendar. Her sensitive and accurate artwork is published on cards and a wide range of gift ware by Otter House Ltd. She also produces exclusive work for corporations including Harrods. Her published work is sold in over 80 countries worldwide. She is most pleased when her work can raise money for causes close to her heart, and has designed for every major wildlife charity in the UK including the RSPB, WWF, Guide Dogs for the Blind and over 50 others.

In order to study and paint wildlife in its natural habitat, Pollyanna has braved some of the remotest and most inhospitable corners of the world.  She has canoed through crocodile infested rivers and been charged by a wild tiger while searching for endangered species. In order to paint wild polar bears, she lived with the Inuit, travelling by dog sled and sleeping on the ice in tents and igloos at night. She was the first western woman ever to travel into a remote area of the Tibetan borderlands, where she worked in a hospital for sick pandas, and is the only wildlife artist ever to have painted the Ethiopian wolf - the most endangered wolf in the world - from life.

Every journey Pollyanna makes is followed by an exhibition of work which raises funds to help protect the animals which she so loves, through the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation. Pollyanna established this charitable organisation with the aim of both alleviating the suffering of individual animals and conserving endangered species and habitats. Pollyanna also acts as patron of many other charities including The Born Free Foundation and The Badger Trust.

The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon to 4.45pm and Saturday, Sunday 12 noon to 4.15pm

Free Entrance and Car Parking

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