Silent Auction





Two Internationally acclaimed artists, both formerly from Cambridge and known by their pseudonym The Connor Brothers, are donating an original artwork 'I Tried to Down My Sorrows' (enclosing an image) to the Silent Auction of the Abbots Ripton Hall Garden show which is held bi-annually to raise monies for local charities including Dreamdrops Childrens Charity, Ormiston Families, British Red cross, Womens Institute and Rotary Charities based in Huntingdonshire. The Show is open from the 25th - 26th June and further information can be found on the website



The Connor Brothers is a pseudonym for British artists Mike Snelle (38) and James Golding (40). The artist duo met in Cambridge where Golding had been schooled since childhood, and whilst Snelle was studying at Wolfson College. The Connor Brothers have exhibited extensively, including numerous solo exhibitions in America, Australia, South Africa, Germany and the UK and they curated Russian activists Pussy Riot’s performance at Banksy’s infamous Dismaland exhibition. Celebrities including Harry Styles, Ellie Goulding, Jonathan Ross, Mary Portas, Richard Osman, Patrick Cox, Richard bacon and Damien Hirst are all known collectors of Connor Brothers artworks and The Victoria & Albert Museum in London are also know to own examples of the artist’s often witty and satirical pieces.


The donated artwork, valued at around £1,000 is a painting on paper from the artists renowned Pulp Fiction series is currently displayed in the L'bidi Gallery in Abbots Ripton which is open from Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Bidding slips are also available at the Gallery. Information on the gallery can be found on


Information on how to make a bid for the print can be obtained by e:mailing


For further information and past press on The Connor Brothers please click here:




Kindly Sponsored by Huntingdon Audi & Huntingdon VW.


This year it will be run by Dreamdrops Childrens Charity & Ormiston Families 


We will be offering a variety of Interesting Lots for Auction on which you will be able to Bid for:


  • In person at the Show
  • By Telephone
  • By E Mail from our Web Site.


Lots will be sold to the Highest Bidder at 4pm on Sunday 29th June 2014. 


Could you help us with a lot for our SILENT AUCTION for our Charity Garden Show which is taking place at Abbots Ripton Hall, Near Huntingdon, home of Lord & Lady De Ramsey?...


We expect between 10,000 visitors to visit our Garden Show, and we hope to raise in excess of £50,000 over the weekend with your help. The main Charities we are supporting are ABF the Soldiers Charity, Dreamdrops Childrens Charity, the local Churchs, Red Cross, Ormiston Trust, Women Institute, Rotary Club and other local charities.


 We are seeking LOTS/ prizes such as


  • A Day at the Races or Breakfast with a Trainer on the Gallops
  • A days Shooting or Fishing.
  • Cook a meal for Dinner Party.
  • A Holiday Cottage or Hotel Rooms.
  • A Sculpture or Painting.
  • Golf
  • Concert or Ballet Tickets.
  • Cruise.
  • Flights
  • Sporting Tickets , Football, Cricket, Tennis.
  •  Dinner


 Many thanks for anything you can donate to our Charities.


Other lots are sought.


Please contact:


Vivien Golding

Dreamdrops Charity Administrator

Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust

Unit 3 Meadow Lane,

St. Ives,

Cambs PE27 4LG

Tel 07931 549131


or the Show Secretary