An evening with Cartoonist Oliver Preston
Oliver Preston has been a cartoonist for over 25 years, he has published 21 books and is chair and co-founder of the Cartoon Museum in London which has received over 450,000 visitors since it opened in 2006.
After a short stint working in the City in London he saw the light and became a full time cartoonist and illustrator in 1995. His talk at the Tetbury Goods Shed will follow this journey and the heritage of British cartooning that inspired this self-taught cartoonist to take the plunge into drawing for such diverse publications as Punch Magazine, The Beano and Country Life.
His cartoons have also appeared in Cotswold Life and The Polo Magazine amongst others, and he has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Independent newspapers.
With a keen eye for social observation, his cartoons are beautifully drawn with a very individual style. The situations are very close to people’s everyday lives, and there is often a splattering of languid lovelies, dilettantes and doting dogs. Oliver has developed a wide following, especially for his shooting and skiing cartoons, and drawings that depict the quirkiness of British town and country life.
Oliver is based in Gloucestershire and over the past twenty five years, he has developed a loyal customer base, working for a diversity of clients, on caricature commissions, christmas cards, cartoon invitations, and much more.
Today, Oliver Preston’s greeting cards are published by Beverston Press which ships to trade and retail customers around the globe. You can see more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Preston
This is a fundraising evening on behalf of Friends of Tetbury Hospital
In the late 1980s the NHS-run Tetbury Hospital was threatened with closure, so the people of the town decided to raise over a million pounds to ‘buy’ it. Tetbury Hospital Trust Ltd was set up as a charity to run the hospital for the benefit of the people of Tetbury and the surrounding area.
The Friends of Tetbury Hospital was established at the same time. The former Prince of Wales is the Patron and His Grace the Duke of Beaufort is the President.
The Friends play an important role in fundraising to provide the hospital with essential new and replacement medical equipment and upgrades to our facilities. The hospital does not receive any funding from the NHS for capital projects and equipment so fundraising will always be vital.