Here’s something from our friends Audiences Central – www.audiencescentral.co.uk – who are looking to create a world record breaking mosaic. Here’s how to be part of it and bring out the Roy Castle in all of us! (For those of you too young to recognise that reference, look it up)
“As part of The Big Picture Picture, thousands of people from all over the West Midlands have sent us their treasured photos – funny, touching, bold and beautiful – having explored their creativity in one of the region’s biggest, most successful and colourful arts projects.
The culmination of this six month project will be a world record attempt, to create the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic using over 110,000 photos submitted to The Big Picture, and we’re in need of volunteers to assist us with this record breaking task!
From Monday 4 August until Thursday 21 August production of the individual panels that make up the mosaic will be taking place in Thinkspace, in Thinktank, Millennium Point, Birmingham.
Every day (including weekends) the Big Picture team will be sticking photos onto the plywood panels that will create the final mosaic, using a simple grid system. There are 288 panels to be completed, so we need lots of olunteers to help us break that record!
If you would like to help with constructing the mosaic panels please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which day you can attend at Thinktank.
There is no limit to how many days you can come and help! All the panel building workshops will be running from 10am – 4pm, and we require a minimum commitment of 3 hours (either 10am -1pm or 1pm – 4pm). If you would like to volunteer please let us know by Friday 1 August – email your name and the times/dates you can attend- this is just so we can make sure we find you on the day!
Please note you must be registered to volunteer. The workshops are FREE and open to all (although children must be accompanied). It is very straightforward work, but you will be fully trained, and there will be members of the Big Picture team around the whole time in case you need any help.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a truly unique West Midlands project- and of course all volunteers are invited to attend the unveiling of the mosaic on Saturday 23 August outside Thinktank.
For more information go to http://www.inthebigpicture.co.uk or call 0121 685 2600