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Ping pong bats by artists including George Hardie and John Booth put to auction


Mr Bingo


John Booth

For the fifth year running, The Art of Ping Pong has asked 27 artists to customise a ping pong bat to be auctioned for charity. This year’s charity is Trekstock, which provides social and practical support for people with cancer in their 20s and 30s across the UK.

The auction, which runs until midnight tonight, gives bidders the chance to get their hands on bats by the likes of former Here speaker George Hardie of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon fame and John Booth. Two mini ping pong tables have this year been added to the online charity auction, painted by Charlie Oscar Patterson and Mr Doodle.

This year’s roster of artists in full is Yoni Alter, Mr Bingo, John Booth, Emma Brewin, Fred Butler, Alison Carmichael, Sebastian Cox, Mr Doodle, Marina Esmeraldo, Emily Forgot, George Hardie, Nigel Howlett, Kev Munday, Neasden Control Centre, Nous Vous, Zuza Mengham, Hattie Newman, Charlie Oscar Patterson, Stina Persson, Saskia Pomeroy, Pref, Benedict Radcliffe,Gemma Shiel, Adam Simpson, Sam Taylor, Louis Trew and Celia Washington.

And, if you’re no good at ping pong, no problem: The Art of Ping Pong has partnered with Everpress to also make eight T-shirt designs featuring six of this year’s artists. The t-shirts are £20 each and proceeds will go to Trekstock.


George Hardie


Sam Taylor


Hattie Newman


Kev Munday


Nous Vous


Gemma Shiel


Yoni Alter


Mr Doodle