Two Royal favourites join forces for an exclusive fundraising evening for Barnardo’s. Sculptor Frances Segelman, who has crafted likenesses of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will ‘live-sculpt’ a bust of Bruce Oldfield OBE, the favourite fashion designer of Diana, Princess of Wales, at the event at Lambeth Palace Gardens.
Guests at the evening event on Monday, July 5, will be able to watch the creative process as Barnardo’s Vice President Bruce Oldfield sits for Frances Segelman, who is also known as Lady Petchey.
How wonderful that Lambeth Palace has enabled us to host this live sculpting event – FS
They will have an opportunity to speak to the artist and her subject during a live Q&A session. They will be free to explore the gardens whilst being entertained by the Korros Ensemble and learn more about Barnardo’s Positive Futures Appeal.
Bruce Oldfield, who was supported by Barnardo’s as a child, was the favourite fashion designer of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was president of the leading children’s charity for 12 years. He now creates couture pieces for the Duchess of Cornwall, Barnardo’s Royal Patron.
Frances Segelman is a self-taught sculptor who is well-known for her busts of royalty and celebrity personalities and has sculpted The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.
The ‘live sculpting evening is Barnardo’s first fundraising event since the pandemic to raise awareness of its Positive Futures appeal, including services for children in and leaving the care system. Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan, said: “Times have been incredibly tough for us all, but, although we’ve all been in the same storm, we haven’t been in the same boat. Vulnerable children and young people have borne the brunt of the Coronavirus pandemic. “I would like to thank Frances Segelman for hosting this event, Bruce Oldfield for his longstanding support and Lambeth Palace for kindly allowing us to use their beautiful gardens.
“After a highly challenging 16 months, I’m grateful that we are now able to come together in-person to raise vital funds for Barnardo’s services so we can continue supporting vulnerable children and young people.
Bruce Oldfield OBE, Vice President, Barnardo’s said “I’m delighted to be able to support Barnardo’s to help them promote their vital work and I’m looking forward to sitting for Frances Segelman in such a wonderful garden setting.”
Frances Segelman said: “I had the idea of creating this unique event to give Barnardo’s supporters the opportunity to enjoy an evening of art, culture and the unfolding of a fascinating story. I am especially excited to sculpt Barnardo’s Vice President, the exceptionally talented designer Bruce Oldfield. How wonderful that Lambeth Palace has enabled us to host this live sculpting event in such a breath-taking and historical setting.”