It’s just two weeks now until our Annual Exhibition opens, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting for Members on Thursday 2nd August (Tangmere Village Centre as usual at 7.30pm) and our Preview Evening on Friday 10th August for all Members, family, friends and our guests, and your help is needed urgently on a number of things. Please see the reminders and requests that follow.
The Exhibition Week – Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (not Sunday): Most importantly, we need many, many more stewards over the week of the exhibition, as you can see from the rota here: –
Please let Phil Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org know which slots you can take on. Phil will also be looking to sign Members up at the Pre Exhibition meeting on Thursday 2nd August, so please bring your diaries so that we can fill the rota up completely.
Exhibition Set Up: Friday 10th August is set up day – John Howes will need volunteers the evening before and on the morning to get all the equipment down to the Assembly Room. Full details form John at the Pre Exhibition meeting. All Members who have work in the exhibition and can be there, should come along to help put up their own prints that morning from 9am.
Card Sales: Members who make greetings cards are very welcome to bring these along for sales during the week of the exhibition. You can leave them on the Friday or drop them in on Saturday.
Preview Evening: Sheila Tester is once again masterminding the excellent buffet we lay on. Please provide finger food, such as cakes and savouries that can be cut into slices, or bite sized items, and ready plated will be very helpful. Bring these along before 7pm to the Assembly Room. The event itself is 7pm for 7.30pm and I’m pleased to say that Walter Benzie, past President of the RPS will be with us again this year, and the Mayor of Chichester, who is our Patron, Cllr Martin Bell is our guest of honour.
Take down – 5pm Saturday 18th August: At the close of the exhibition please come along to collect your prints (you will find some will be retained by the Selection Committee for next season’s external competitions) or arrange for someone else to collect your prints for you. We will also need help in dismantling the exhibition, clearing up the hall and getting all the equipment back to storage.
Finally – a a massive thank you everyone who has been involved in the extensive behind the scenes activity that is required to make our annual exhibition so successful each year and to those of you who have already signed up to help further!