It is with the upmost pleasure we will be hosting our first auction event in aid of Knutsford Homes for Ukraine - this is a prestigious event with VIP's & volunteers joining forces to raise funds for this amazing project. Held at the award winning Lambing Shed farm shop and kitchen within 400 acres of Cheshire farmland
Adam Partridge is one of the UK’s best known antiques and fine art personalities, and regularly appears as an expert and auctioneer on television programmes including Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Dickinson’s Real Deal and Cash In the Attic. We are really privileged to have Adam dropping the hammer on our special evening
John D James is an experienced, and versatile piano vocalist. An established cruise line, casino, restaurant, hotel and function entertainer, with a wide variety of music styles at his disposal- from smooth, laid-back classics, to high energy, up-tempo floor fillers- he is able to create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.
John performs comfortably within styles spanning the decades, from the wonderful standards of Cole Porter, Sinatra & Tony Bennett to the big songs of Billy Joel, Elton John and Van Morrison, to name but a few. We are really grateful John will be with us for this evening - Thanks John - Check out Johns website
To help us raise the money we need for the Knutsford Homes for Ukraine fund we have a collection of unique opportunities for you to acquire signed memorabilia from our 4 local Premier League Clubs – Liverpool & Everton, Manchester United & Manchester City (the Men’s Team and uniquely the Ladies Team too)… These are all highly prized – and a great opportunity to own unique hand signed items from your favourite club… They include the full squad signed shirts by Liverpool and another from Everton… And shirts from Oleksandr Zinchenko, Manchester City & Ukrainian International, Man City and England (top scorer) Ellen White...
Alongside our Auction there are 30 Raffle prizes… 12 bottles of sparkling wine, bottles of Gin, Vodka, Rum, Port & Mobberley Brew House IPA Beers… various gifts sets Gin, Knife Set, 2 x Ladies Scarves - all donated by various individual’s – and makeup and other gifts from Boots the Chemist.
Additionally, we have a Prize Draw – please place £10 or £20 in the envelopes provided on the night and add your name & telephone number to the outside of the envelope – you can win:
1. Meal for two, value £50 – donated by The Bulls Head, Mobberley
2. Two cinema tickets – donated by Curzon Cinema, Knutsford
3. Lunch or Dinner, value £30 – donated by The Dun Cow, Knutsford
4. Fish & Chips for two – donated by Hooked on the Heath, Knutsford
5. £20 voucher – donated by Chicino’s, Knutsford
6. £25 Voucher – donated by The Frozen Mop, Mobberley
7. Afternoon Tea for two – donated by The Lambing Shed, Knutsford
8. Meal for two, value £50 – donated by Gusto, Knutsford
9. £25 Voucher – donated by The Frozen Mop, Mobberley
10. Hamper of Sweets – donated by Mr Simms, Ye Olde Sweet Shop, Knutsford
11. Two Hanging baskets – donated by Newbank Garden Centre
12. Afternoon Tea for two – donated Lost and Found, Knutsford
13. Food Hamper – donated by Newbank Garden Centre
14. Wine Package – donated by Morgan Edwards Wines, Knutsford
As part of our Knutsford Homes for Ukraine evening we have a rare opportunity to auction some exclusive artwork by the renown local artist Jacob Sutton
Jacob started painting 30 years ago originally drawing portraits in London and Parisian cafes. He then moved onto painting, having given up his job of photojournalism for Time magazine and the French photo agency Gamma. In 1995 Jacob started a long term project of life on Welsh farms, painting sheep, dairy cows, geese and chickens.
Jacob paints with acute observation and if humanity can be regarded as another species of animal this would best explain the human expressions and movements encapsulated in his farm animals. There is an innocence about these paintings yet they are also humorous, lively, colourful, inquisitive and sometimes sad. He is equally fascinated by the sky and the challenge it presents of the ever-moving clouds. This is evident in his paintings where he cleverly manages to capture the subtle changes in colour, light and atmosphere of the persistently inclement weather.
In 2001 Jacob went to live in Afghanistan and for three and a half years he spent his time making a portfolio of charcoal drawings depicting everyday life in war-torn Kabul as well as drawing portraits of some of the poorest Afghan people living in remote villages and towns across the country. Whilst in Afghanistan he was also a film maker for UN, BBC and APTN. On returning to the UK his Afghanistan portraits were published in a book for the British Museum Afghan Exhibition.
Between 2006 -2007 he was Official Artist to 10 Downing Street. In 2009 he was The Sunday Times Artist in Residence at the Oxford Literary Festival and for The Guardian at the Hay on Wye Literary Festival. Jacob continues to travel and draw portraits. Last year he spent five months in Lebanon drawing portraits around the country. He has undertaken Portrait Master Classes in Switzerland, Russia and the UK during the last three years. Hillary Clinton has one of his Afghan charcoal portraits.
Artist in Residence, for The Oxford University Press at the FT Oxford Literary Festival 2015 , The Daily Telegraph Hay on Wye Literary Festival 2012 Artist, The Guardian Hay on Wye Literary Festival 2009 ,The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2009, TDIC Picasso Museum exhibition Abu Dhabi 2008, 10 Downing St, London, 2006-2007 - Art consultant to The Laura Ashley Foundation 2006-2007, The Royal Academy of Arts 2007 - 2011, Fosters+Partners for The Sheikh Zayed National Museum Abu Dhabi 2010-2011 Design & Artist Copyright Society Creative Board Member 2008-2012
Jacob has worked around the world in amazing places such as Afghanistan, Chile, Cuba, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Ireland, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, UAE, USA, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Lived in Afghanistan for three and a half years based in Kabul. Jacob also worked in the USA and received the Hillary Clinton awarded Concordia Award at Plaza Hotel New York for a charcoal portrait of an Afghan woman in 2012.
Owners Michael and Sue, and daughter and director of The Lambing Shed, Kathryn! Farmer Mick looks after Moseley Hall Farm with his son Robert and the team. Sue is our card queen. She also makes up and beautifully wraps all of our hampers. Kath oversees all the important stuff! She manages the team at The Lambing Shed.
Mon - Sat, 9am - 5:30pm (Last hot food orders 4:30pm) Sun, 10am - 4pm (Last hot food orders 3:30pm) The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford WA16 8RB