Art Exhibition for World AIDS Day

An art exhibition will be hosted at The Crumbling Cookie, High Street Leicester and the Exchange Bar, Rutland Street Leicester from 1st to 16th December. A proportion of the sales of all the art in the exhibition will be donated to LASS, to assist with crisis funding for people living with or affected by HIV.

Local artist and illustrator, Wayne Anderson has kindly donated a print towards the exhibition. The featured artists include the late Dave Johnson, artist, musician and alchemist whose work was recently exhibited in the “War & Peace” exhibition at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. His work includes reflections on World War 1, his travels and his alchemical studies. His wife Christine Hume-Johnson will exhibit art inspired by their life together and linked to her use of his journals.

Other artists exhibiting work include:

  • Tony O’Dwyer who has work in the permanent Guinness Collection in Dublin
  • Nick Nixon, local commercial artist, photographer and illustrator
  • Sue Graham, who is recognised for her inspiring water colours and seascapes
  • Jim Tetlow, local musician and artist
  • Maureen Anderson, local musician and artist who is currently in negotiation with an international publishing company who are considering  her book for their 2012 book lists.


The Exchange Bar is hosting some pieces from the art exhibition, with free entry to view. The bar is on Rutland Street, opposite the Curve and the Athena, in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester.

Please visit to enjoy the exhibition and the beautiful bar.

The Crumbling Cookie is hosting other pieces in the exhibition, again with free entry to view. The café is on High Street Leicster.

The Crumbling Cookie is hosting the opening night, on Thursday 1st December, World AIDS day, from 4pm to 7pm. Come along and meet the artists. There will be music and poetry featuring George Sanderson, Maureen Anderson and Tony Jones who plays a Seagull Parlour Acoustic, roots from South Africa, Wales and England. He also plays folk and blues, playing covers as well as his own compositions.

We encourage you to visit to enjoy the art. Please join us for the Opening Night from 4-7 on 1st December. Cordial and nibbles will be served.

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