Local artist’s works for sale as part of York theatre’s bake and make fundraising sale on 7th November

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York is running a bake and make craft sale on Saturday 7th November as part of its major Raise the Roof campaign. Local artist, Elliot Harrison, will be selling and signing vibrant prints, calendars and greetings cards of many of the city’s iconic buildings and views.

Elliot’s work features a vibrant colour palette inspired by the vintage travel posters of the 20th century. Amongst the range of prints on offer is one featuring the theatre itself. Graham Mitchell, the theatre’s Fundraising and Events Director says, “These fabulous prints of the theatre make a great gift for any theatre-lover, especially those amongst our local community in York.

The packs of greetings cards are suitable for all occasions, being blank inside, but they’d make great Christmas cards and can be framed by the recipient as a special memento of the city.” The special craft fair is taking place in the theatre on Saturday 7th November from 10am to 1pm.

The theatre has installed signage, sanitiser stations and a one- way system to ensure that visitors will be able to socially distance and stay safe. There will be all sorts of home-made and home-grown products, including jams and chutneys, cakes and bakes, traditional needlecraft products and flowers and vegetables.  There will also be a tombola with dozens of prizes. Barbara Boyce, Volunteering Director of the theatre says, “Many shoppers this year will really miss the usual Christmas markets in the city.

We’re, obviously, on a much smaller scale, but we’ll be offering some lovely gifts and produce at very affordable prices.”