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New Fine Art Print Of Princethorpe’s Tower Goes On Sale

Fine art prints of a new painting by Debbie McLaughlin - The Soaring Redbrick Tower - are now available to buy from the Princethorpe Connect online shop.

Local artist and designer Debbie has a long association with the College having worked closely with the Marketing Department on all its design work for the past 14 years.

The new painting, completed during the lockdown, is in the artist’s favoured urban sketching style and depicts the famous Princethorpe tower and the main reception entrance to Princethorpe College.

The high-quality, fine art giclée prints have been reproduced from the original painting using 11 lightfast inks to provide a gamut of colour and printed on 285gsm, 100% cotton rag white portrait paper.

Available in A3 and A2 sizes, they are supplied rolled in an 80mm postal tube, ready for framing. Individual A5 greetings cards with the same design are also available to buy.

This first run is strictly limited numbers, so please order early to avoid disappointment. A perfect gift for birthdays or Christmas for all Old Princethorpians, all profits from sales will support Making A Difference at Princethorpe.

Chris Lee, Development Director, comments:

“It’s been nearly 20 years since Princethorpe College last commissioned a painting of the building, and we thought it was right time to commission a new artwork, which in itself could support Making A Difference at Princethorpe.

“Debbie’s painting is fabulous and really captures the spirit of Princethorpe in 2020. It’s very exciting that we’re able to offer fine art prints to the Princethorpe community.

“The prints and the cards would make perfect gifts for Christmas. The A3 print is almost identical to the original painting in size, but for those who want more of a statement piece, the A2 print really makes an impact. Scanned from the original painting in super-high resolution and reproduced using the giclée printing process, the result has been amazing. This initial run is strictly limited, so please do order early to avoid disappointment.”

The A3 and A2 giclée prints and greetings card can be ordered online here. The A3 print is priced £25 (plus P&P), the A2 print is priced £40 (plus P&P) and greetings cards are available for £3 each (plus P&P).

Views Welcomed For Formation Of Jules Chevalier Legacy Society

You are warmly invited to a virtual online workshop about legacy giving to the Princethorpe Foundation, which will be held on Zoom on Friday 30 October from 2.00pm to 3.00pm where we seek to canvass your views.

This workshop, which will be led by Princethorpe’s Assistant Head (Development), Alex Darkes and Development Director, Chris Lee, will take a closer look at leaving a legacy gift to Princethorpe College in your will.

Alex Darkes adds: “Many people have big demands on their finances during their lifetime which may make it difficult for them to give a gift. Making a donation as part of a will is a very personal way of giving which can have a hugely positive impact on the College for future generations. Additionally, it may also be very tax efficient for the donor and is very easy to set up.”

The workshop will outline our Bursary Scheme, the range of legacies which are available and the easy steps which need to be taken to set this arrangement up formally.

Anyone making a legacy pledge will be invited to join the Jules Chevalier Legacy Society – and we are keen to hear from you about what you would like from a legacy club and how we should approach this during the COVID-era. We also want to hear about your views on legacies and broadening their appeal.

There will also be time to ask questions at the end of the session. If you want to find out more about Legacy Giving at Princethorpe, please view our Legacies webpage for more information.

To sign up for the workshop please click here. Log-in details will be emailed to those who have registered.