Local portrait photographer, Gemma Levine, has raised Ã‚Â£12,000 for Mayfair Library. The money was raised in a charity auction which took place at Claridge’s in June. The monies were generously donated and will be put in to a specially earmarked fund to be used on seating and lighting at the library, as well as a new chandelier in the central hallway.
The cheque was received by Westminster Council’s Director of Libraries, David Ruse, who said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I would like to thank Gemma Levine for this generous donation which will provide a very visible lasting legacy for the local community and hopefully encourage even more visitors to Mayfair library. ”
Ms Levine has had a distinguished career and in 2001, a retrospective of 25 years of her work was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery. Her most recent work was published in a book (see right), titled Mayfar: Spirit and Style, and is a superb set of photos which capture the very best of Mayfair.
Author Marion Molteno is attending Mayfair Library on Tuesday 4th March, between 6.00pm and 7.30pm to give a talk about her work.
The South African born author won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1999, and her latest novel is titled, “Somewhere more simple”.
Entry to the event is free and refreshments are provided. For more information, call Mayfair Library on 020 7641 4905
Find out more about Marion Molteno by visiting her website.
Mayfair Library on South Audley Street reopens tomorrow (Monday 26th November) following a few weeks closure for essential building works.