First there was Live 8 now it's artaid 2

Local artists get together to raise money for makepovertyhistory

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After the huge success of the first artaid event a repeat is being planned later this month.

The original event took place in January 2005 when 300 people joined Sir Peter Blake and Jono Coleman to paint and draw to raise money for the DEC Tsunami Fund.

An on-line auction of four works freely donated by Sir Peter Blake and his wife has nearly doubled the amount of money raised by the event at Chiswick Town Hall.

A total of £2,000 was raised for the DEC Tsunami Fund from the sale of the donated items - the overall total for the artaid day was £4,107.

This time around the money raised will go to makepovertyhistory charities.

The event is being sponsored by local businesses John Roche of John Roche Designs and Meg Fisher of British Crafts.

The event takes place at Chiswick Town Hall on Sunday 19th June between 11am and 4p. Entrance is just £5.

You are invited to come along to paint and draw to raise money for a variety of charities. You can bring friends and family - and an apron if you’re messy…


artaid has been accepted as a member organisation of the makepovertyhistory campaign. They are also in discussions about a large scale event in central London first weekend in July.

For more details contact Susan Forsyth by e-mail on

June 7, 2005