The exhibition, as those who’ve seen the fliers will testify, is due to run for a week from, well, yesterday.  This meant that a lot of fun was had in the drizzle on Wednesday and the beautiful sun yesterday morning sloshing wallpaper paste around and generally causing a mess.  I had Colin, Callum and Lovely Pete helping out on Wednesday and it’s completely a coincidence that I’m supervising the MSci projects of two of these guys…

There are some nice photos here of the posters going up.  I need to say a huge thanks to Kevin Burkhill who was kind enough to print out miles of posters for me – lovely work which then got covered in wallpaper paste, one batch of which was made up using rainwater pouring from a downspout on the Arts Building.  On the Wednesday we were stopped by Security once and twice by building managers, but a magic email from Richard, who has been my handler in the Estates Department, waved away all the problems.

Last night and all day today, however, we’ve had driving rain which has obliterated many of the posters in unsheltered spots.  I was hoping to go and salvage some of them, but it seems like a lost cause.  Still the rain continues, but I’ll go out shortly and get some photos of the mashed posters.  Will try reposting some next week when, hopefully, the rain will have stopped.  But it’s a touch Biblical today… but these are the risks you take when trying to do something a little bit off the wall (literally, in the case of many of the posters).  In the meantime, the catalogue can be found here.

Good opportunity to say a big thanks to everyone who has helped out – Corrina our College Marketing & Comms manager, Paul & Richard in Estates, Angie in Security, Kev in the Drawing Office, Dom, Colin, Pete and Callum who all helped put the posters up and, of course, Dan Burwood for taking all the lovely portraits in the first place.  Last and most importantly, thanks to the participants, some of whom were briefly campus celebrities before being beaten down by the rain.  There’s probably a cycling metaphor there somewhere…