Paul Courtenay, Chairman of the Churchill Centre-UK, gave an illustrated talk entitled 'Churchill - the artist'. This was at the Fairground Hall, Weyhill and the event raised over £2,500 for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice.
The event was organised by Mrs Joy Cousins, who has organised a series of events raising funds for the hospice, given by local speakers.
"Paul Courtney gave a fascinating talk to a packed hall about Churchill as an artist, with some pictures that many of us had never seen before, and the background to Churchill's interest in painting. I hadn't appreciated how exceptionally talented Winston Churchill was, in being accepted by the Royal Academy and his paintings won prizes when they were submitted under an alias. A vote of thanks was given by John Cooper CBE, and after the talk those present enjoyed a glass of wine and refreshments".