Thursday, 25 February 2010

Work Experience Opportunity

I have just recieved an email from Liverpool Museum with an application form for a Volunteering opportunity over Easter.

We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us in the running of our Wild Wild World and Plantastic exhibitions and events at the World Museum. The events will run throughout the Easter Holidays from the 27th March onwards and we would like volunteers for various roles such as assisting with learning activities, talking to visitors on gallery and assisting staff members with activities and events. If you are confident, friendly, interested in biodiversity and would like to work with visitors then why not apply?

I have filled in the application form and fingers crossed I will hear back! I really want to do it and it is definitly the first step of the museum ladder I need to be on!

I shall keep you posted. 

On another note, Shredder came back for a visit yesterday and he is still as lovely as ever.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Saturday, 20 February 2010

So this week could have been busier, I am still in research mode and already feel like an expert on Liverpool and its port history. I am going to be a walking talking advert for Liverpool when I finish this project!

Part of my research is to visit as many exhibitions / themed environments as possible, to see what is already being done and to get inspired. So this week I went to Cadbury World and yes it was for research, but the free chocolate was a definite bonus.

I got a lot of insipiration from here actually. One of my favourite parts (after all the free chocolate of course) is the use of holograms. They had 4 models with holograms of the actors in, telling the story. The way the hologrmas walked around the model perfectly looked so good!



So I should get back to my research, I've had a break to blog and make some beautiful chocolate muffins.

Friday, 12 February 2010

St Marys Hospice Winners...

The results have just been emailed over to us and my team came 3rd! I am very happy with this and also very very happy for Amy Cox as her team won... have a look at her blog to see the photos of the winner.

David Pardoe, Retail Manager at the
Mailbox had the following to say:

"There was some really good work here and we were impressed with the
overall standard, in particular the strategy committee's visual impact
was very strong and also a special mention for the Marketing committee's
"Love Vintage" which was well executed."

The scores where very close as you can see below, with one point between the final 3.

BYPY team and Amy - 80
Community Development - 80 (as the organisers they chose not to be included)
Diversity Commitee and Me - 79 
Marketing - 76
Strategy - 74
Events and City Centre - 70
Future Office - 61

I'm not sure what groups the other girls worked on but look at Emily and Jo to find out how they did :)

I love Liverpool

As you probably know I am from Liverpool and went back this week for a few days. I needed to visit the museum and library which is in a part of Liverpool known as the "Cultural Quarter". I haven't been there for so long. It was really sunny and a lovely day. I enjoyed it so much.


Sunday, 7 February 2010


Behance is becoming my new favourite thing! I am loving it, if you are in the art/creative industry and you arent on it, join and then add me. Haha. There is some amazing work on there from allover the world. I was very shocked today to get a very nice email from a fellow behance user, who particulary liked the Skull and Rose of Download. It was really nice having some positive feedback from someone I didn't know. Here is a link to her behance page Misty Benson so you can have a look at some of her work, she designs and makes some great peices. I particulary like her tarot cards.

The week gone by...

So I am back in the Liverpool at the moment, needed a break from Birmingham and thought I may aswell come back for a few days to see family and go to some museums on my list of 'places to visit'.

I have had a really good week (work wise), a highlight of which was the St Marys Hospice Charity Window Dressing Competition. Emily Britton had got involved originally and asked some of us on our TPE course if we wanted to get involved and I am so glad she did. There was 6 teams of young professionals from Birmingham such as lawyers, accountants etc and each month they meet up to in a commitee to do things for Birmingham and this month it was helping out St Marys. We acted as the artistic assistant to each team, which at first seemed a bit scary but was fine when I arrived and seen how nice my team was.

The task was to dress the shop window in time for Valentines Day. We had to use as much stock as possible and basically brighten the shop up. 

We where given free run of the charity shop which was amazing! Getting to rummage around and use whatever we wanted was brilliant. I took along some Valentines bits aswell and some of my team had brought along clothes and decorations to donate also.

 This is how the window looked to begin with...


So after two hours, of cutting, sticking, delegating and sorting we transformed the window into a romantic Valentines area for two. Red and black where obviously a recurring theme and it was lovely to use so much of the great stock!
I have a lot more photos of the final window on my behance some of which where taken by me, and some by another team member Richard Lewis, his are a lot better than mine! 

The winner is announced this week and there may be an article in the Birmingham Post.

Have a look at Emily Britton , Joanna Whitfield and Amy Cox's blogs, I'm sure they will write about there experience too.