During the last ten weeks I have been busy trying to get the Squirrel & Tiffin exhibition, workshop and arts cafe space ready for the opening. To say I have had to beg, steal or borrow is an understatement!
With little or no budget to get the space looking right I knew it would be a challenge but with the help of Houndshill Blackpool it came together nicely. First of all they painted the walls white so I had a base to hang the work. I was then able to fashion together some tables out of pallets they delivered which filled out the gigantic space to make two distinct areas – workshop bench and cafe.
The next challenge was to get some seats for people so I spoke to the team at North Pier who kindly delivered some golden chairs adding some sparkle to the space!
Once the work was up, floors swept, windows washed, wood table tops cut and secured, window designed and drawn, black backdrops painted, information printed and nailed up, flowers cut, pillars painted, vases crafted, table runners made.. I was ready for the open night!
A big thanks go to the following for supporting the project and making it all happen – Arts Council England, Blackpool Houndshill, Blackpool BID, Cafe Fresch, North Pier, Junes Fabrics, Savoy Timber, Hotbed Press, Harrington & Squires, Garth Gratrix and all my lovely friends and family too!