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Joanna Lumley sits for sculptor at East End charity evening

PUBLISHED: 16:49 26 October 2016

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A celebrity audience packed out the Tower of London for a live sculpture performance from the royal sculptor Frances Segelman.

Joanna Lumley and Frances Segelman. Picture: Sophie DunneJoanna Lumley and Frances Segelman. Picture: Sophie Dunne

The nationally acclaimed actress Joanna Lumley was the focus of piece as stars such as Elaine Paige and Ainsley Harriott were in attendance to support the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association last night.

Frances, who has been commissioned to create sculptures for the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Boris Johnson, said it was a ‘dream come true’ to work with Lumley in support of the Stroke Association.

“This exhibition represents my lifetime’s work and I am immensely proud to be exhibiting at the Tower of London,” said Frances.

“Having Joanna Lumley sit for me is an absolute dream come true, her presence helps raise awareness for the incredible work the Stroke Association does to support those whose lives have been devastated by stroke.”

Joanna Lumley sits for Frances Segelman. Picture: Sophie DunneJoanna Lumley sits for Frances Segelman. Picture: Sophie Dunne

The evening featured a retrospective of the sculptor’s work with many of the busts of the celebrities in attendance on show.

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