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Fundraising fair for Pegasus youth theatre
7:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
CRAFTSMEN and women showed off their wares and helped raise money for Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre during a fair.
The art and craft fair took place inside and outside Pegasus Theatre, in Magdalen Road, East Oxford, on Saturday.
About 50 artisans had stalls at the event, selling paintings, wood carvings, book bindings and textiles.
The event raised money for the theatre’s Double Our Money campaign, which hopes to raise £100,000 in two years for future performances.
Caroline Bacquet, 33, from Cowley, sold hand-made crocheted toys, including elephants, sheep and turtles, at the fair.
She said: “I really liked it. It was very friendly and had a very good atmosphere.
“I think it was good idea of the theatre. It was really lovely and there was a feeling of the community growing and doing this together.”
Dr Bacquet is a cellular molecular biologist in the zoology department of the University of Oxford by trade and sells the toys “for fun”.
Sasha East, Pegasus Theatre community fundraiser, said: “Pegasus is a place that is about creativity and imagination.”
The theatre, which raised about £1,000 from the event, would “definitely” host another art and crafts fair in the future. For more on the campaign, visit pegasustheatre.