Concert boosts young artists

A CONCERT in memory of a talented young teacher has raised �800 to help young artists travel.

A CONCERT in memory of a talented young teacher has raised �800 to help young artists travel.

More than 100 people attended the concert at Tattingstone Village Hall where they were treated to a performance by The Marvelous.

There was also an auction of the artwork that had been done to advertise the concert.

The event was organised to raise money for The Kate Talmadge Travel Award, backed by The Evening Star, Suffolk County Council, the East of England Co-op, and Ipswich Hospital, which was launched in memory of 27-year-old Kate Talmadge, who died suddenly at her home in Capel St Mary in January.

The award pays for youngsters to travel to regional art galleries and international destinations as part of their studies.

The concert came about because one of the band members, Lee Turner, used to be taught by Kate's father, Steve, and now works with him as an art technician at Westbourne Sports College.

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The other members of the band are Lee's brother Craig Turner, Jamie Woodhouse and Chris Eldred.