Art lecturer’s bid for Hitchin gallery

AN ART lecturer and entrepreneur is bidding to set up a contemporary art gallery.

Toby Lattimore has outlined Hitchin as a potential base to open up a site housing an extensive collection of modern art for the public to view.

Mr Lattimore, who is a visiting art lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, also hopes to forge links with North Hertfordshire College’s Centre for the Arts to help promote work by students who attend the Hitchin campus.

The project would be backed by Mr Lattimore’s Letchworth GC-based internet communications company One Blue Sky Ltd through www.tweetbroker,com – a new website which helps active tweeters on social media site Twitter to earn a second income. The company already runs www.completetlytheatres.co.uk – a theatre directory.

He said: “We’re looking at two possibilities, Hitchin and St Albans because we believe they are the cultural centres of this part of the country and know when we invest there that we have an interested art community to support our project with the backing of Tweet Broker.

“We’re looking to set up in the town centre where the footfall will guarantee visitors. The main galleries will be free to all and there will be a busy special exhibitions level. New jobs will be created and we know we will pull in more tourists to the area.”

“Hitchin and St Albans are just crying out for this kind of investment but to make this work Tweet Broker needs to take off so this is a long term project.”

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