Where Are The Keys?
A hectic day. Arran and his team’s last day at the gallery removing shelving. Meeting with Fran from East Street Arts at 11.30. Late lunch with family at some point before they head home. We went down early to the gallery to open up for Arran. Then we went to collect Fran from station at 11.30 and take her to the gallery. Viv was there too with her friend Mary. Fran had a good look around and seemed pleased with progress made so far in clearing the shelving (and pleased with the amount Arran had got for the scrap metal) She also seemed pleased with our ideas for using the space as studio & work space for Viv and myself, and our exhibition plans for next year – she seemed to really like the idea of the “Open Festival”!
In the meantime Arran had managed to get the shutter & door working on the Promenade entrance. This will be our main entrance for the gallery - being on the main road.
He also tried to get the padlocks on the car park bollards working but decided to cut them off in the end. Rebecca went to buy more while I took Fran to the new £25 million Leisure Centre for a coffee. Rebecca joined us having got the locks. So we now have control over access to the Co-Op carpark.
While we were in the car park trying to get the bollards working local residents came and warned us not to leave them open as it would soon be full. They wished us luck and seemed surprised it would become a gallery. Just about to return Fran to station when call from Matthew came to say they were on the way to ours for lunch. Rebecca dropped me off at home, then Fran at the station, and then joined us for a lunch in the garden. Just looking at their holiday photos when call from Arran to say he had left for the day. MAD PANIC! WHERE ARE THE KEYS? He think I have them! I am sure he has them! We say hurried goodbyes to Matthew & family & head off to the gallery we meet Arran who has found the keys! Panic over! Rebecca & I do a little skip up & down the length of the gallery. An early night after watching an episode of “Wolf Hall”