Over the Easter holidays Janice met with Sophie McKee from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as she was unable to make the opening. Sidney came along. Complaining he would be bored at first but after 45 minutes playing with “A Happy Place” he had to be prized away. Job done!
As part of the official opening we recreated some parts of the oral history exhibition.
We were extremely pleased and proud with how it looks.
At long last the Foyer building was complete and the final piece could be installed. We had been given the news that someone quite special would view the piece when he opened the building on 10th April. The install went well despite the floor, where it was to be housed, not being quite level!
We commissioned local photographer, Sophie Warren, to restore a selection of donated photographs. These were blown up and printed so they can be permanently housed in the Foyer.
Framed by local framer Steven Todd from Holt’s Framing in white oak to compliment the final piece.
And so the final piece was put into storage until the Foyer was ready for it.
Our first look at the finished piece from Fab Lab didn’t disapoint. The additional of LED lights into the routered base completely transformed the piece.
The title “A Happy Place” originated from the description, Anne Routledge (Oral History participant), gave to her experiences of the YMCA.