Exclusive artwork by Bell Tower Appeal supporter

Kitty Kovacevic with her canvas and the Bell Tower.

Kitty Kovacevic with her canvas and the Bell Tower.

First published in News

AN exclusive piece of art work created especially to support Evesham's Bell Tower Appeal has been revealed.

The canvas print has been unveiled by Vale artist Kitty Kovacevic, who decided to back the appeal after reading about it in the Journal.

The 26-year-old, who lives in Evesham, will be selling the prints in two different sizes and donating money raised from sales to the appeal.

She said: "I’ve been keeping track of the appeal in the paper and wanted to do something in support of the tower.

"Architecture is the inspiration for my artwork and I find it strange how we can pass extraordinary landmarks, like the Bell Tower, everyday but until it is under threat we don’t notice and appreciate what is on our doorstep.

"I am from Bidford so I have grown up coming to the park so it's a shame to see it under threat."

The monochrome canvas print is available in two different sizes and all prints sold will be signed by the artist.

Dr Sue Ablett, chairman of the Bell Tower Appeal Committee, said she was delighted with this latest offer of support from the local community.

She added: "Kitty has also offered us another print for our forthcoming auction on Saturday, August 30. More details follow will follow on this."

The Bell Tower Appeal has also celebrated a successful boost to its coffers as Wychavon District Council approved the £50,000 from the New Homes Bonus proposed by the town council.

This was furthered by a successful fundraising concert on Saturday, July 12, at All Saints Church.

Internationally renowned pianist, Marcel Zidani, performed works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt as well as some of his own compositions.

The concert was important to Mr Zidani as he was married at All Saints Church and he said he was delighted to be supporting the Bell Tower Appeal.

He was joined by two fabulous local choirs, under the direction of Jenny Newbury.

Kids Aloud, a group of young people who live around Bredon Hill and the Vale of Evesham, and Mums Aloud, both performed.

Dr Ablett said: "The audience were left spellbound."

The next event for the Bell Tower Appeal is an Open Garden at Harrells Hardy Plants in Coxlea Close on Sunday, July 20, from 2pm until 5pm.

For information on Kitty's artwork visit eveshambelltower.org.uk or kittykovacevic.co.uk.

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