Fundraising Event – Open for Art 2019
Dorchester and Poundbury opened for a fortnight of creativity with 19 venues alone in the Poundbury area – studios, galleries, businesses and the Duchy offices in Poundbury Farmhouse holding a central collective exhibition with over 80 artists – creating a comprehensive local trail of 19 venues.
Poundbury WI members came out in force to bake, serve, steward and generally make things go with a bang! All money raised from our tea tent and raffle went towards our chosen charity – Dorset County Hospital Charity Chemotherapy Appeal. During this fortnight we also had a visit from HRH Prince Charles who took the opportunity to sign our own “The making of the Poundbury WI banner” book and admire our beautiful handsewn textile banner created by Poundbury WI members Marion Murray, Di Ollis, Saxon Hull and Lis Croucher.