To say that our contribution to Live Friday went without a hitch isn’t exactly true. Really, it went TOO well- we were swamped with people!
As we had agreed in previous meetings, the activities we would run were based around Turner’s painting of the High Street with a ‘spot the difference’, colouring activity and a chance for people to dress up and superimpose themselves into the painting. At the start of the evening, we were expecting quite a quiet night as were were at the furthest distance from the rest of the night’s events. We had our clothes rack set up with costumes, the tables and pencils ready for colouring and of course the painting itself. Throughout the night, Hannah, Tabitha and Maggie , all dressed in costume travelled around the Museum promoting our activities. This turned out to be a rather brilliant plan as, soon enough, we could not move for the amount of people who had come to try our activities. We may have been one of the most popular activities of the night! In the end it all turned out well and was a valuable experience for everyone involved. Lewis
Ashmolean – Live Friday “SUPERSONIC” by Ian Wallman
We were located in the gallery with the painting itself and attracted people with our ‘spot the difference’ flyers. We also had colouring in a line drawing of the painting and dressing up in costume and putting yourselves in the picture using the app Pic Collage. Our activities attracted a solid flow of people throughout the evening. We were responsible for organising and running the activities and engaging with members of the public who visited the gallery. Overall, it was a wonderful, if quite busy, experience. Anna W