A unique piece of art by TV favourite Kirstie Allsopp is a star lot in a charity auction that’s raising money for gorilla conservation.

The presenter, interior designer, crafts and property expert designed a gorilla as part of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project.

The project, celebrating Paignton Zoo’s 90th birthday, put 30 life-size model gorillas around Exeter and the English Riviera in a unique free art trail. Now, most of them will be auctioned for charity on Wednesday 6th November.

The Zoo, a registered charity, is holding the auction at the Palace Theatre, Paignton, starting at 6.30pm. Most of the large sculptures will be up for auction. The ticket-only event will be led by auctioneer Robin Barlow. To register your interest in the auction, go to http://www.greatgorillas.org.uk/about-great-gorillas/auction or telephone 01803 697509.

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