A FORMER international cricketer and TV presenter will be headlining the return of the Ellesmere College Art Fair next month.

Phil Tufnell will be the featured artist at the fair, from Wednesday June 1 to Saturday, June 4, with the former England spinner, one-time Question of SPort captain and current Test Match Special pundit bringing his work to the College.

A spokesman for College said the exhibition is marking its 10th year and staff there were looking forward to its return.

They said: "We are delighted to welcome back the tenth National Art Exhibition and sale of works to Ellesmere College, with more than 70 nationally renowned artists and sculptors exhibiting more than 300 pieces from Wednesday to Saturday, June 1-4.

"Our feature artist former international cricketer and television presenter Phil Tufnell.

"The exhibition will feature landscapes, portraits and abstract art alongside sculptures, ceramics and glass works."


Tufnell, known as 'Tuffers', said: "I love art. In fact, it's a close call between art and cricket.

"It's fantastic to get down to my studio, where I've got everything I need and I get tons of inspiration.

"I think people are sometimes surprised that art is my thing. I got an O-level in art at school (my only one – I was too busy playing cricket!) and my Dad was a silversmith, so there's a history of creativity in my family.

"I even worked with my Dad for a while when I was turning professional, and I loved it.

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