Re-creating masterpieces in aid of charity

The Death of Nelson, as depicted in one of Paddy Boyle's pictures for the calendar

The Death of Nelson, as depicted in one of Paddy Boyle's pictures for the calendar

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A pub landlord, photographer and regulars of an Old Town pub have banded together to produce a unique 2015 calendar in aid of a children’s charity.

Paddy Boyle, Jack Doyle, who runs the Lord Nelson in East Bourne Street and customers helped re-create historic paintings, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s

Paddy said: “The concept behind the work was to re-create mostly iconic paintings using the clients of the pub as the extras. So we have Magritte’s

“Others featured are Manet’s

“The whole exercise has been a lot of fun with the whole pub joining in.”

Jack said: “A portion of the profits from sales of the calendar, which costs £12, will go to the Tree of Hope, which is a charity that helps sick and disabled children. The calendar was launched on Saturday (November 29).”

Sales had already hit the 100 mark with no advance publicity before it was launched at the weekend, so a lot of money has been raised so far.

Jack added: “Paddy took one photograph in August as a joke which featured a lot of the guys who come to the Lord Nelson regularly. It took off from there and he decided to make a calendar. He’s been doing photoshots over the last few months.”

For more information on the Tree of Hope visit www.treeofhope.org.uk.