Tickets on sale for art gallery fundraiser

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SCARBOROUGH Art Gallery is throwing open its doors to dinner guests next month for the first time in more than 70 years.

The downstairs galleries will be converted into a one-off, pop-up restaurant venue for the event, Scarborough Museums Trust’s annual fundraising dinner, on Saturday March 17.

Tickets are selling fast for the dinner, which will begin with canapés and drinks, and a sneak preview of the Gallery’s latest exhibition, Fears, Foes & Faeries, which doesn’t open to the public until 23 March.

Dinner will be followed by an auction of lots including a five-star dining package of dinners for two at various restaurants including one with a Michelin star, a cricket bat signed by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club team, a large canvas copy of Ernest Roe’s Wreck Below the Grand Hotel and a ‘pamper hamper’ of beauty treatments at salons in and around Scarborough. The dinner is being provided by Beiderbecke’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Chief executive Shirley Collier said: “The annual dinner has become quite a highlight of the Scarborough social calendar. Last year’s raised over £5,000, which contributed to Scarborough Museums Trust’s essential work with young people: we hope to raise even more this year for the same cause.”

Tickets are available from Scarborough Museums Trust on (01723) 384503 or info@smtrust.uk.com

The dress code is black tie – or faeries and foes fancy dress.