Mr. Fezzywig’s Victorian Christmas Party this year features a Fine Art Auction.

The Barley Shakers performing live, traditional Victorian music and the Valley Voices Choir will ensure that a warm, Dickensian atmosphere awaits you. Period costume is encouraged.

For the auction, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) has been given a collection of prints by John Tennent (1926-1995). He is a wildlife artist, born in Singapore in 1926 and spent most of this artistic life in England. The prints feature: golden eagle, pheasants, lesser spotted woodpecker, mallard,deer,peregrine, puffins and owls. The technical execution is superb with some of the prints having 12 colours. The auction will also feature 2 exquisite pastels by Barb Pierce of Almonte, one showing the iconic Almonte Railway Bridge and the other the picturesque Mill of Kintail.

There will also be textiles from the Dolgoy’s art collection (Indian bedspreads, 1930’s linens, Guetemate’ quipil, raw silk wall hangings and more).

Refreshments will be available, mulled wine and minced tarts.
Admission is 15.00 in advance, or 20.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets are available at Baker Bob’s, at the MVTM in Almonte and at the MVTM's website at

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