Claremont and Reet So – development of the final idea (part two)

Claremont First Step and artists, Reet So have now completed all their creative sessions on the journey to create a pop up museum. On Monday the group met for the last time to pull together final ideas and focus on the design of the museum.

As we had more members of the group at this session, Reet So began by playing the basic mock up of the pop up museum which was introduced at our previous session. The museum will take the form of a guessing game, for which the visitor will get two clues (a fact, object, charade or sound) to guess an area of Blackpool entertainment heritage.


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During the last session, development of the final idea (part one), the group looked at content and the layout of the museum, concentrating on how the museum will function. This week the task was to explore colours, type and design the group liked. This was achieved using archive material from Blackpool Central Library to inspire and motivate the group. Reet So had chosen a poster and a leaflet/brochure from each decade from 1950 onwards and the group were asked to pick out their favourites, what they found pleasing and what wasn’t so appealing. Each poster was then looked at by the whole group and feedback given by individuals on their preferences. The dates of each poster/brochure was covered up so the group could guess the decade. The likes and dislikes were documented and will be taken into consideration towards the final designs which will be created by the artists in the next few weeks.

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Thank you to our group at Claremont First Step and our artists, Reet So, for their hard work during the project. We look forward to seeing the outcome!

Also, thank you to the Local and Family History Library at Blackpool Central Library for the loan of the beautiful posters and brochures from their collection!


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