Thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Museum in The Making event on Friday28th and Saturday 29th in the Winter Gardens. It was the first real opportunity we had to play our large scale version of Blackpool Monopoly “A Grand day out in Blackpool”. Magnetic man came into his own with the aid of a small child on Friday and 6ft 8″ teenager on Saturday! There was an array of wonderful stands, acrobatics, free family activities and face painting.
Gosh we’ve been very busy over the last seven weeks working with a group of teenagers from UR Potential in Blackpool to create a giant board game celebrating the bizarre history of Blackpool’s Golden Mile. This weekend we’ll be unveiling and playing the game on Friday and Saturday at the Winter Gardens. There will be so many great things going on for all ages, so if you’re free be sure to come along!
Bonker*s Clutterbucks are so excited to be taking part in this great project in Blackpool in conjunction with artists Tim Denton and Lois Blackburn, to work with the community and to come up with a range of quality sellable products inspired by the cities wonderful historic archives to be sold at The Grundy Art Gallery Shop and Tourist Office Shop. We plan to explore the cities wonderful historic archives and create some imaginative 3D card models and dioramas inspired by Blackpool architecture, transport and circus through workshops.
If you’re interested in taking part and live in the Blackpool area we’d love to see you there, details below.
Today we were given access to Blackpool’s precious historic archives at the Central library, what a gem! We were overwhelmed by history librarian Tony Sharkey and Anne’s help as they’d pre-selected an abundance of amazing imagery for us to to peruse and record. Together Peter & I took 517 photos, it was a wonderfully intense and inspiring time. We’re totally in awe of Blackpool’s amazing visual history and can’t wait to crack on with ideas for Project Object.