Last month, Sarah got talking to a man on a train to London.
She was off for a much-awaited girls’ weekend but on the platform with her at a tiny East Kent village station, was an older man, who she got chatting to about what time the train was coming.
Once on the train, she asked Richard Cooper where he was going to and he said Rochester, to talk to someone about an art exhibition he was putting on for his late wife’s artwork, much of it inspired by the cancer that killed her.
Sarah said: “We sat together for about 30 minutes and during that time, he told me all about his late wife, her art, their marriage, his childhood, his career – so much!
“He said to me that he hadn’t had much luck with local press or really knew what to do and I had to help him!
“When I got back to work, I sent an email over to various local media contacts to let them know about his exhibition and to chat with him because he is so interesting!
“Some did come back – the Medway Messenger covered it and ITV Meridian were also interested in filming at the exhibition too, which is great for Richard.”
If you’d like to see the exhibition or find out more, here are the details:
🎨 The Art of Rosemary McLeish
🎨 Nucleus Arts – Chatham
🎨 Nov 25 – Dec 1
Coverage for this press release to date:
Medway Messenger, November 25th, Page 5.
ITV Meridian – evening news, 29th October.
Faversham News, December 9th, page 1 and pages 8/9.