It all happens at once

It all happens at once

Thursday evening was quite an interesting one, busy for someone who like me who is not the most sociable of creatures, despite others opinions.

First off was a charity event for the Wellspring Stockport for which we were commissioned to create a newspaper of illustrations promoting the work of the charity itself. The event was quite successful and we sold a number of papers and our work was highly popular with the directors of the charity and may lead to more work and promotion. I’m going to grab my little bit of spotlight here and proudly claim my stakes on the idea behind selling the papers at related events. A while back, when we were first briefed, I had the idea of taking our newspapers further, with the idea of selling prints of our work in name of the Wellspring, as well the newspapers themselves at events which were related to the charity  itself. So I took this idea to my tutor and from there it grew larger and more involved than I ever expected. I’m glad it is though, further promotion for us students as well as raising funds for a very worthy cause. So, on thursday evening, myself, my tutor and four other students did our bit and volunteered to man the table selling out wares at a charitable dinner. Whilst we didn’t sell them all, they did garner a fair bit of attention and were all round considered a success (except by a few confused-looking attendees, who looked lost at the concept of handing over three pounds for a newspaper, but nevermind them. There’s always one in a crowd).

After this events, the other students, Jordan, Kris, Matt and Dominique and I head into Manchester’s Norther Quarter to attend an event at Common Bar for a charity fundraiser for Japanese Tsunami relief hosted by Papergirl. Prints by various artists from around the world were available to buy, from the £1 screen printed poster as shown above (which can be folded into a paper crane) to much more costly works. I myself purchased the £1 poster and another print, which due to circumstances, I will not receive until after the exhibition has finished. It’s on until the 3rd of April, so if you’re in the area, do pop down and see what goodies you can walk away with all in the name of a very worthy cause.

And just for good measure, us lot (not including myself) at Common: