A Week in the Life of the Volunteers Day 2

04 March 2014

Region: London

If you have any practical skills and are willing to give up a few hours of your time, do let us know.  We’re always looking for handy volunteers to help patch walls after exhibitions, to help with hanging or for the odd bespoke project, such as the one we undertook yesterday.

We’ve been organising advisory days for about three years now and one of the perennial problems has been how to display the panels.   If one of us has been travelling west, we’ve borrowed the fellowship stand from Bath, but you do need a PhD in physics to assemble it.  We’ve borrowed easels and tables; contemplated using bulldog clips stuck to the wall and even thought about pegs on a string.  We finally decided that the region needed its own stand, but mindful of the pennies, we were looking for a budget solution.

After a bit of head-scratching, we came up with the idea of using strips of tongue and groove.  It’s cheap (less than a fiver for a pack of five planks), very easy to work with and has a built in groove for the pictures to sit in.

Two of our younger members, Sarah and Georg, volunteered for construction duty, whilst the London RO had the important task of ensuring that they were kept in tea.  And a couple of hours later, we had two stands ready for the LRPS advisory sessions next week. 

BTW, we still have two few spaces for submitters left (one in the afternoon and one in the evening) and plenty of observer places, so if you’d like to attend, email us at london@rps.org.  (Details on website here).