Art competition launched as Kensal Green vicar’s book is published for charity
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A vicar in Kensal Green has written a children’s book which has spawned a national art competition.
Rev David Ackerman originally wrote Nicolas and the Six Bells as a play to mark St John’s the Evangelist Church’s 175th anniversary.
During the coronavirus he turned the play into a book with all proceeds going to Aid to the Church In Need.
The charity, which supports people in countries including Syria and Lebanon, has launched a national art competition which will be judged at the church in Kilburn Lane in December.
Rev David said: “If the charity sells all the books it will raise £5,000 so I hope it sells well. All the drawings in the book illustrated by Helena Tarrant are going to be auctioned and there may be a sequel as we are getting two more bells so I’ll be writing a play based on that.”
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He added that they are printing paper back copies. “Queen’s Park Primary School want 300 copies of it,” he said. “The story continues..”
For book and competition info visit: acnuk.org/
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