A LOCAL Marlborough artist is throwing a party at the Hope and Crown, showcasing a range of her contemporary art pieces.

Elizabeth Harwood, of Kelham Gardens, will be hosting the event at The Hope and Crown in the Parade on Friday and Saturday (September 16-17) following the success of the last event which she organised in February.

Ms Harwood, of Kelham Gardens in Marlborough, said: “I’m really encouraged by the response to my work, so I’m delighted to be hosting these two further events. The Hope and Crown in Marlborough, the venue for the first, is an oasis of peace, light and space where guests can relax and enjoy the art in their own time. We’ll be serving bubbles and canapes in the gallery and of course there’s an open bar downstairs.”

As well as hosting a party in Marlborough, Mrs Harwood will also be taking her pieces to Newbury for a second event from October 7-8.

Ms Harwood added: “Donnington Grove is the golf club where I play and with the stunning backdrop of the castle, long fairways and expansive lakes. This is a truly exceptional venue to show my art and one that inspires many of the canvasses I have created exclusively for the exhibition.”

Tickets for the events are now on sale for £10 from Ms Harwood’s website, www.elizabethharwood-art.co.uk.