Nadine is proud to live in Hampshire and is a keen supporter of local community projects. She has been inspired by the multitude of people she has met through this work who give up their time so selflessly to help improve the lives of others.

She strives to use her art and imagination to create events and to work on projects which will help make a difference to the community around her. Each of the projects below has been created to raise awareness and much needed funds for very worthwhile causes.

Winchester Portrait Exhibtion

Winchester Portrait Exhibition

in association with The Peter Cooper Motor Group and Paris Smith LLP

The Winchester Portrait Exhibition is a collection of photographs of people who have made an impression on local life through their work and activities and who live in, or come from, Hampshire. The portraits have been taken by photographer Michael Butters, the project was organized and styled by local artist Nadine Collinson. The portraits were supported by a selection of Nadine’s sculpture

The exhibition was held at The Great Hall, Winchester supported by Eileen Berry, the Mayor of Winchester 2014/2015. All money raised were donated to The Murray Parish Trust’s #2millionsteps Campaign, PICU (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit) at Southampton University Hospital and Winchester Cathedral. The exhibition was presented in association with The Peter Cooper Motor Group and Paris Smith LLP.

The exhibition so far has raised in the region of £10,000 for the charities. In addition, a special announcement was made by James Murray from The Murray Parish Trust that a donation of £10,000 was made directly to the Murray Parish Trust, as a direct result of the exhibition. This donation will be match funded by the Barker Mills Foundation and then this combined amount will then be match funded by the government to add an incredible £40,000 to their #2MillionSteps campaign.

For further information, please contact Nadine Collinson 07714 245335

Graze Festival

I am proud to be a member of the Graze Festival committee I am pleased to see it continue to grow and go from strength to strength each year.

Graze Festival has rapidly established itself as a highly successful and hugely popular music and food event for the communities of Twyford, Winchester and neighbouring areas.

The event attracted over 2,500 visitors in 2017 it is an exciting day out for all the family. Graze Festival brings famous artists and rising music acts to this area of Hampshire. Graze Festival is also a showcase for local talent, performing arts and regional food and produce. It is situated in Twyford near Winchester and this year will be held on Sunday 26th August 2018. This will be our fourth annual festival.

Graze Festival is a not-for-profit enterprise run entirely by a team of volunteers which raises vital funds to support local community charities and activities. The surplus generated by Graze Festival is set aside in a fund administered by a local charity which then distributes grants according to a simple and clear set of criteria. The Joe Glover Trust is our focus charity for this year.

Our sponsors and supporters last year included: The Peter Cooper Motor Group, Hotel Du Vin, Deson Kitchens, NFU Mutual Winchester, The Bugle Inn, Basepoint, Twyford School, The Watercress Company, Princes Mead School, The Garlic Farm, Jewsons, Veolia and Twyford Dental Care. The Cookery Theatre boasted demonstrations by Hampshire’s Michelin Star chef Andrew MacKenzie among others.

If you would like more information or are able to support The Graze Festival in any way please contact Nadine for further information.