Thanks to an incredible turn-out and the most wonderful team of Two by Two volunteers, Sale Library now has just shy of 300 parading penguins colourfully perched on top of the bookshelves. It truly is a sight to behold! Thank you!
Here are just a small selection of the fabulous photos by local photographer Matt Short, who willingly volunteered his snap-happy-skills for all of Saturday – thank you Matt!
A big thank you also needs to go out to all the staff at Sale Library, who were both shocked and amazed at the parading hoardes of people and penguins amongst the shelves. Thank you for hosting our event with such enthusiasm, and for housing 298 penguins for the next week or so!
If you’ve not managed to see the final parade in all its brilliant penguin glory, head down to Sale Library this week, and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear what you think of the Penguin Parade installation in our Facebook group!
The Penguin Parade was funded by a Cash4Graft award from Forever Manchester, and run entirely on tea and arty-determination of the Two by Two team of volunteers.
Two by Two were on the road bright and early this morning after school drop-off. We packed the smallest members of the team into the car and headed round the M60 to Oldham, to see a man about some penguins.
A month or two ago, we were fortunate enough to be recommended a ‘man who can’. Someone who wouldn’t laugh in the face of a Penguin Parade Project, and someone who would not usher our small-fry community group business back out the door with a wry smile. On the contrary, Dave positively embraced the penguins!
Consequently, after signing off some very cool cardboard penguin samples today, we will be p-p-p-picking up 500 of the beauties next week, all set for our Penguin Parade antics on Saturday the 11th of July as part of Sale Arts Trail!
Thank you Dave, and ALL the team at Charles Robinson, particularly those who weathered the somewhat menacing storm that was my toddler son rampaging the workshop today (top marks owed for the much better behaved Jacob!).