Sunday, June 2, 2013
Arthub Gallery in Creekside invites you to a SILENT AUCTION of artists' postcards in which you are invited to bid on postcard-sized artworks for a very good cause – the Ahoy Centre in Borthwick Street, Deptford.
The exhibition includes small works by local artists, both internationally renowned and unknown. The Silent Auction will take place throughout the exhibition, and the identity of the artists will only be revealed when the work is bought. Bidders can post their bid in one of the boxes in the gallery and at the end of the show the highest bidder wins. Minimum bid is £20.
THE AHOY CENTRE
The Ahoy Centre is a registered charity which works in the community to enhance people's lives through sailing and rowing. They believe that outdoor activities inspire learning and help to build life skills essential for future life and employment. They run courses for schools, disabled groups and youth groups and for groups of 4 adults or more.
A Pathway to Employment course for 16-24 year olds not in education or employment offers the opportunity for young people to increase their personal skills for a future in water sports, boat building and maintenance or the leisure industry. Participants also get to apply for two apprenticeship schemes run by the centre in Activity Leadership and Boat building/Marine engineering. Their Show Me Why programme works with youth at risk of offending or who have already offended to channel them into further education, apprenticeships and employment.
Water sports activities include sailing, powerboating and rowing and the Ahoy is a rocognised Royal Yachting Association training centre. A small staff are aided by freelance instructors and a wealth of volunteers. Totally Oarsome! is the centre's fundraising campaign where participants get to learn to row and then to compete in rowing challenges to raise sponsorship, including the Great River Race (London's water marathon), and the Cross Channel Row Challenge (rowing from Dover to Calais!).