This may be the last week of THe Shed but we’re not winding down yet.
This last Monday we held a celebration party to thank everyone who helped make the 16 different projects unique and worthwhile. I’m still totting up the final numbers, but so far there have been over 200 people who have directly participated with several thousand who have come to see the exhibitions. Once all the data is in I will blog about this some more.
All of the people who were involved – and we had a contact for – were invited to come along and help us enjoy some yummy food and get into the party spirit in a special evening opening of the galleries.
We had a lovely comment on Facebook after the party, with Sarah, one of the contributors to Making a Festive Exhibition of Yourself saying
“Just wanted to say thank you very much for having us all this evening. The food was gorgeous and it was so nice being able to show Harry’s Daddy around the museum as well.”
If you have taken part and want to tell us about your experience then I’d love to hear from you #THShed or message us on Facebook or leave your comment below.
There is still time to come and see what you have been missing. Life, Laws and Legacies with Carlisle’s original Tudor Dormont book is still on show alongside some review panels of some of our past projects alongside our fabulous museum collection objects in What’s in Store.
Make this last chance count!
A few posts ago I mentioned that we’re putting together the plans for THe Shed end of show party. We could do things the conventional way and ask an entertainer to come in do their stuff, but we do things THe Shed way so we’re handing over the entertaining to you!
Do you (or someone you know) have a talent that you’d like to showcase at THe Shed party? Perhaps you’d like to show a piece of your art work, perform with your a cappella group or play some original acoustic music.
Maybe you’re an actor and can perform a dramatic monologue or poetry, or are part of a dance troop. Or something much
more interesting I haven’t thought of. Whatever it is you can do – we want to help you to celebrate it.
So if you’d like to get involved this is what you need to do: Make a video or take a picture and tweet it using #THShed. If we, or @tulliehouse followers, really like what you’re doing you can come and take part. If your talent relates to Carlisle and/or Tullie House then all the better.
There are a few things to note:
I’ll tweet from @tulliehouse on Thursday 12 March to ask if you’d like to come along and perform on the party night on Monday 23 March.
There isn’t a lot of space and we can’t make lots of noise so bear this in mind. We can make room for up to 7 people in a group and please assume there will be no access to electricity or a PA system.
Don’t be shy, entertain us!
If you don’t want to get involved in this way then you can follow the videos on @tulliehouse or come and see our brand new exhibition Roman Photobomb in THe Shed.
Bye for now. Claire.
Although there are a couple of exciting displays still to come, we’ve been putting the finishing touches to our plans for the End of Show party. (Not to give the game away, but there’ll be a shed theme!) This will be our opportunity to celebrate with and thank everyone who got involved in some way. Perhaps you lent us an object, participated in a project or told us about your favourite object when you’ve visited the gallery – if we can, we’ll be in touch. So, as long as you have left us your contact details then you will receive an invitation to our party.
Another way to get involved is if you’ve seen a Shed exhibit that you’ve enjoyed – why not share your comments, pictures or videos with us. You may have the opportunity to be included in the end of show event! You can leave a comment below or send them via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have the opportunity to join us for the party, not to worry, we’ll have a new display and ‘happenings’ from 16th March for all to get involved with in the Work in Progress area. Watch this space.
All this talk about endings is a little premature as there are many fab things we can still get to see right now. This is the last week to see Georgie Clough’s work in situ, the Great Art Quest is on this and next week and new information is being added about or collection objects all the time.
We’d love to see you there!