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Society backs Rugby pupils art during Festival

The artistic talent of local school pupils will be on show during the Rugby Festival of Culture in the Aiming High exhibition, sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

The Society is backing the showcase for talented young artists in the Floor One Gallery at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Little Elborow Street from Saturday June 30 to Wednesday July 11.

The exhibition is free to visit and is returning for its second outing – both have been sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby – at this year’s Rugby Festival of Culture:

Cllr Michael Stokes, leader of Rugby Borough Council, said:

“Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s arts development team supports and nurtures the town’s artistic talent through distributing the Council’s arts grants and developing projects such as Aiming High.

“The inaugural Aiming High exhibition attracted a very high standard of work and we’re looking forward to revealing the pupils’ pieces later this month when the exhibition opens in the Floor One Gallery.”

2017’s exhibition winner Dylan James with H&R’s Stewart Heeley

Stewart Heeley, Hinckley & Rugby’s marketing & PR manager, said:

“Last year’s exhibition was first class and inspiring to see. We’re very pleased we are supporting Aiming High again in 2018 and would urge people to take a look at the excellent work by local youngsters.”

Aiming High is giving the students a first experience of what it is like to put on an exhibition. Last year the ‘first place’ award at the exhibition went to Dylan Janes [CORRECT] for his painting of a view from Birmingham Library. This year first, second and third place prizes will be awarded, judged by members of the local artists group Art Lab.

Rugby Festival of Culture runs from June 24 to July 15 and features more than 100 events, including music, theatre, arts and crafts and comedy. For a copy of the Festival guide please visit Rugby Visitor Centre or

The Festival can also be followed on Facebook at: TheRugbyTownUK

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