Welcome to our Christmas Auction! We've gathered together some of the best artworks created by BookFest illustrators, and are auctioning them to raise funds for Bournville BookFest.

It's your chance to get your hands on original paintings for your home or for a present - and they're all sprinkled with memories of our live events The Big Draw, Shakespeare's Stories and BookFest.

Here are the rules:

  1. All bids need to be in by 12 noon Tuesday 14th December 2020.
  2. How to bid for a picture. All bids need to be made in writing, stating the picture you're bidding for and the amount you're willing to pay. Email this to Sarah@bournvillebookfest.com and acknowledged before being deemed viable. Any bids via Facebook or any other social media are invalid.
  3. The prizes are all unframed and come as they are.
  4. The minimum incremental bid is set at £1. That means if one person bids £25 for a picture, the next person must bid £26 or more.
  5. The highest qualifying bid wins the item.
  6. No additional bids may be placed once the auction is declared closed.
  7. We reserve the right to withdraw any item from sale, without notice.
  8. All prizes need to be collected in person from Bournville Hub between Tuesday 14th Dec and closing on December 22.
  9. Payments will be made by credit or debit card on collection at Bournville Hub.
  10. Any item unclaimed will become property of Bournville BookFest and may be resold at a later date. No Cash Alternative will be offered.
  11. All sales final: All sales are final, there are no exchanges.
  12. No refunds: No refunds after purchase. Guests are responsible for item(s) once they’re claimed.

Thank you for taking part! Merry Christmas!

LOT 1: "A Fairy from Midsummer Night’s Dream" by James Mayhew - from our Shakespeare's Stories live draw-along musical event.

James is the author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books.Paint on Black Card. 59.5cm (w) x 42cm (h). Unframed. RESERVE £30.

LOT 2. "The Elephant" from The Carnival of the Animals 2016 draw-along, SIGNED by James Mayhew 2016. James is the author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books.Crayon on Pink Card. 59cm (w) x 42cm (h). Unframed. RESERVE £35.

LOT 3. "Masquerade" by James Mayhew, author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books. Wouldn't you love to be dressing up for a party! Black paint on cream card. 59.5cm (w) x 42cm (h). Unframed. RESERVE £15.

LOT 4. "The Sandman" from the opera Hansel and Gretel by James Mayhew, author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books. This picture is sure to help send little ones off to sleep! Paint on black card. 59.5cm (h) x 42cm (h). Unframed.Bids start £30.

LOT 5. "The Thieving Magpie" by James Mayhew, author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books. Paint on black card. 59.5cmx 42cm. Unframed. Bids start at £30.

Lot 6. Titiana and Bottom from "Shakespeare Stories" by James Mayhew, author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books.

Paint on black card. 59.5cm (w) x 42cm (h) Unframed. Bids start at £35.

Lot 7. Triumphal Entry from "Pictures at an Exhibition" SIGNED by Kate Hindley

Who wouldn't like to be at this parade?!Kate, who lives in Birmingham, has illustrated several children's books including The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland and Be More Bernard.Pen and Crayon on Cream Card. 59cm x 42cm. Unframed. Bids start at £40.

Lot 8. Baba Yaga from "Pictures at an Exhibition" SIGNED by Kate Hindley. Kate is a local children's book illustrator.Paint on Card. 59cm (w) x 42cm (h) Unframed. Bids start at £15.

Lot 9. Lion King from "Carnival of the Animals" SIGNED by James Mayhew. What a handsome beast!James is the author-illustrator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books, and a great friend of Bournville BookFest.Crayon on Card. 59cm (w) x 42cm (h). Unframed. Bids start at £20.

Lot 10. Princess Pamina from "The Magic Flute" by James Mayhew. Princess Pamina is a real damsel in distress, who finally gets her man after he proves himself worthy by overcoming trials of Patience, Silence and Courage.James Mayhew is a wonderful friend of Bournville BookFest and the creator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books.Paint on Grey Card. 59.5cm (w) x 42cm (h). Unframed. Bids start at £15.

LOT 11. The Firebird & the Wolf SIGNED by James Mayhew. This vibrant picture is by James Mayhew, creator of the Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie books, and was one of a series he painted live on stage, with the KES/KEHS Symphony orchestra last year.Paint on black card. 84cm (w) x 50.5cm (h). Unframed. Bids start at £40.