Santa Jolly with local artist Marcus with their artwork

Santa Jolly brings festive spirit to Beeston

At the weekend Santa Jolly made a surprise early festive visit to a Beeston Rylands house to celebrate Art Culture Tourism’s Open House Art Sale.

Marysia Zipser, ACT Founder, and Marcus Gilmore, designer / illustrator hosted this event to help promote and sell their handcrafted linocut cards and prints, together with original ACT exhibited artworks from over the last nine years and more.  International artists’ originals included those by Rand Heidinger (Canada), Theresa Moynes (Ireland), Joe Ganech (Belgium), Jane Lion (UK), Christine Dack (UK), Victoria Constant (UK) plus a framed watercolour of Bruges by Philip Collingwood Priestly (1901-1972).

Visitors over the weekend were from the Beeston community and further afield including photographers, writers, artists, business owners, university students and graduates who became happy purchasers…as well as Santa Jolly!

“I was delighted to find hand printed cards of the deer at Wollaton Hall. Just what I was looking for!” Santa Jolly

“It was fabulous! I’ll certainly be visiting Beeston again for another photoshoot. In the town centre this time especially with all its renown Street Art, and again to its canal and river sides.”

Tony Fisher

“Lovely art pieces and for every budget. Greeting cards are perfect for the holidays or any occasion. It was a nice welcoming atmosphere that you created to share your gifts with the world.”

Justin Donne

“It was a real pleasure to attend the Open House Art Sale on Saturday and meet some inspiring people whilst purchasing a special gift for Christmas.  Santa Jolly also made the day feel very special.” 

Janine Moore

Marysia’s and Marcus’s cards and prints are/will be available to buy at Wollaton Hall Park shop, Nottingham Tourist Information Centre, Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre and via online retailer Locally Made.

For more information http://www.marcusgilmoreart.com/  https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/

Posted on 17 November 2022

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