On 11 June aspex celebrated it’s 30th birthday with the Austerity Carnival. Visitors to the gallery enjoyed acres of newspaper bunting, masses of fruit from the amazing people at Fyffes and Premier Direct Marketing, a newspaper parade, the opportnity to guess the number of balloons in arc, face-painting, a giant newspaper cake, a performance by the Pompey Pluckers and cake decorating. Fantastic!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came along, plus the following people who provided prizes and other essential items for our special day: Louise Bush, Maxine Dennis, Consuelo Simpson, Angela Elsom, Lisa Traxler, Julia Wilkinson, Barbara Halson and Sue of Kaos as well as Blooms and Balloons who were all wonderfully supportive!
As always, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our amazing staff and volunteers who are all without fail, totally brilliant! Thanks also go to Adam Bridgland for allowing us to use his images for our birthday temporary tattoos! These photographs come courtesy of Richard Hipkiss.