A father and daughter from Bingham celebrated the Jubilee by attending the Platinum Party at the Palace in London on 4th June.
Niamh O’Brien, who is a Cadet First Aider with the Cotgrave unit of St John Ambulance was awarded a ticket in return for her hard work providing first aid cover at local sporting events and teaching the younger cadets first aid.
She invited her dad Tim, to be her Plus-One at the concert. Niamh was absolutely thrilled to be invited to be part of this amazing event and especially enjoyed Brian May’s opening act, the musicals section with Hamilton and Phantom and had a good view of the Royal Box. She also got to meet invited cadets from other units across the UK who were seated in the same section of the grandstand.
Tim, a freelance artist, used the opportunity to do some sketching and fired with inspiration when he returned to his Bingham studio. He painted an oil painting of the phenomenal light show that concluded the event.
You can see Tim’s painting and other artwork on his stand in the ‘Painting Marquee’ at the 2022 Patchings Festival from July 14th to 17th, 10am to 5pm daily at the Patchings Farm Art Centre, Calverton.
You can view more of Tim’s work on Instagram @timobrienart.