24 Hour Drawathon – Review
The Drawathon was more like a funathon, the combination of lack of sleep and energy bars causing much delirium inspired mirth. That aside, it was also very productive, with one drawerer creating a couple of one-panel ‘quips’, followed by a few five-panel regulars, to the finale of a fifteen-panel mini-epic. How’s about that?! Check out the January blog for hour by hour photos and some pics of the pics.
As SHOP will be having monthly changing exhibitions from now on and as many artists are very poor and live in garrets and eat gruel, we are asking you lovely SHOP clubbers - if there are any unwanted frames lurking in your abodes, that SHOP can have them so that they can be used to frame all the lovely work from all the lovely artists.
SHOP’s Advisory Board
The first SHOP Advisory Board meeting took place in January and it was very productive - SHOP is so lucky to have such a wonderful, clever and enthusiastic board. They had loads of great ideas for new events at SHOP, as well as for ways of making SHOP bigger and better. If you would like to find out more about becoming part of the Advisory Board, drop us a mail, or have a look at the website:
Hot SHOP Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Hot SHOP Members who have birthdays this month, Happy Burpdays to Becky, Micheal and Elly! Wishing you cake and presents and a happy year ahead.
The theme this month is Do It Yourself and accordingly we have lots of ace hands on events for you.
Exhibition: Draw It Yourself
The exhibition this month will be displaying the spoils from the Draw It Yourself box which has been in-situ at SHOP through January, as well as from the Drawathon. The box will stay put so you can pop in and DIY all month. The exhibition will change to incorporate new drawings as they come in.
1st – 27th February
11am – 7pm (excluding Sundays)
Film Nights: DIY films
SHOP has decided to hand over the reigns of fillum club to a bonefide expert! From now on expect extra-super-duper-pumped-up Film Nights. General film genius, writer, blogger and fan, Tara Judah will be taking over from now on and to start she is serving up a host of DIY heroes. Expect discussion, handouts, surprise gifts and the possibility of an excursion! More details on the website/blog/twitter etc soon!
Thursday 11th February and 18th Febraury
Colin, a Zombie filmed made on the budget of $70 and an evening of short films featuring the films of George and Mike Kucher amongst others.
Fancy Doing It Yourself by learning a new skill this month? You like that? Well, SHOP has two for you:
Saturday 13th February
Valentines Baking Demo and Sale
12pm – 5pm
Want to make your chosen one something tasty for Valentine’s Day? Well, come to SHOP and learn how via a live demonstration with an expert, or pick up a homemade recipe card to take home and spill flour all over in the privacy of your own kitchen. Don’t feel up to making it yourself? Well purchase some hand baked goodies, ready made with love courtesy of the kitchen goddess behind truly tasty ‘with a pinch of salt’ blog.
Saturday 20th February
12pm – 5pm
If you fancy learning to knit, then SHOP has the event to help you do just that. If you already knit but would like to do a bit of knitting with like minded others and share tips , then we’ll be running individual workshops throughout the day on the 20th as well as just sitting and knitting. Get in touch to reserve your place, or look out for more information nearer the time.
Saturday 27th February
The Bristol Bike Project
11am – 7pm
SHOP-per and super-cyclist (we’re sure he has many other identifying features besides), Nick Hand, has designed some lovely tee shirts for the Bristol Bike Project, a charity that helps children who wouldn't be able to have a bike, build one. It supplies all the bits and the expertise and the kids cycle their self-built bikes home at the end of the day. How good is that? And what’s more the tee shirts are dead good too.
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