News reader Pam Royle to hold Theatre Royal fundraiser with ‘gadgie’ artist Alexander Millar

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ITV Tyne Tees news anchorwoman Pam Royle is to host a special fund-raising event at Newcastle Theatre Royal next week.

Pam will be at the event on Monday alongside local artist Alexander Millar, who has produced a new oil painting featuring his infamous “gadgie” which will be auctioned in support of the Theatre Royal.

Alexander Millar is one of the UK’s most popular contemporary artists. His paintings are inspired by the working men and women of his childhood, affectionately termed gadgie.

In this new piece, My Way, the gadgie takes centre stage and has been proudly produced in support of Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Pam said: “I’m delighted to host the evening, which is sure to be a memorable one. Alexander’s story is quite something – having never trained as an artist and now being one of the most popular in the country is quite inspirational. Plus, to be able to help raise money for the Theatre Royal in Newcastle is a great honour for me.”

The silent auction for the My Way oil painting will be launched at the free event.

Audiences will hear Millar talking about his journey from the building sites of Glasgow to his acclaimed paintings, exhibitions and celebrity collectors, and he will also be painting live on stage. An original pencil sketch and an original charcoal by Millar, as well as My Way, will be auctioned on the night.

There will also be a question and answer session with the audience, giving fans a rare opportunity to engage with the world-renowned artist.

The Silent Auction Launch takes place on Monday at 6.30pm running until 7.45pm. The event is free, but will be ticketed. Reserve tickets via 08448 112121.