Sunday 25 September 2016

Duffy to give talk on Lavery at fundraiser

Published 21/11/2012 | 10:19

THE HIGHLANES Gallery will benefit from a much anticipated fundraising lecture at 7 p.m. this Thursday, November 22, when Dragons' Den star Gavin Duffy takes centre stage.

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Earlier this year Gavin won TV3's Celebrity Mastermind, answering questions on Belfast- born painter John Lavery (1856 - 1941).

Now he's going to give a talk on the great painter and it promises to be done in Gavin's unique style.

'I have always been fascinated by Lavery,' said Gavin. ' This lecture will be different in that it is not a fine art lecture discussing the painter's use of pallet, light and brush strokes but rather the story of the amazing life of Sir John and his wife, American-Irish, heiress, Lady Hazel Lavery. Lady Lavery appeared on Irish pound notes until the seventies.'

Aoife Ruane from the Highlanes is delighted that Gavin is doing the night as part of the fundraiser.

Tickets are €10 but are only available on a strictly first-come firstserved basis and the performance by the 'Dragon' is looking like a sell out.

There will be refreshments on the night provided by Relish who now operate the popular café in the Gallery.

Details (041) 9803311

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