Volunteers Newsletter | Week 4

Hello fellow Volunteers!

Welcome to Week Four,
After the delights of the Electronic Voice Phenomena Weekend courtesy of Mercy, which saw world premiers from Scanner and Iris Garrelfs, engaging talks and some very distinct performances… We look ahead to Mobile Art School and all the activities forthcoming this week.

Volunteer Exhibition Meeting | 9th October 6.30pm |

Tomorrow night sees the first meeting for our Volunteers’ Exhibition. We’d like to invite anyone interested in submitting work or in helping to set up the exhibition is welcome to join us. The meeting will be in Sound (52, Duke Street) and will start at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9th October.

Coming up this Weekend | 13th – 14th October

This weekend’s events include dance-centric Liverpool Improvisation Collective, which will be taking place across some of the Biennial’s main venues, while The Mobile Art School, a series of talks, and Doppelganger with Kevin Hunt, both take place at Copperas Hill over the weekend. Don’t forget to sign up for these events if you want to take part in hosting as places are filling up quickly!

Volunteers’ Social | 16th October

A date to pencil into your diaries! We’ll be holding our next Volunteers’ Social on Tuesday 16th October meeting at 7pm at The Shipping Forecast (15 Slater Street). We’d love to see as many of you as possible so come and join us!

Andy’s Top Tips!

One of our volunteers, Andy Johnson, has generously shared some very useful tips to take on board which might make your volunteering experience even better:

  • If you present your volunteer lanyard to the staff at the Monro (and ask politely!) they will give you a free cup of coffee.
  • The Monro also does discounts for food if you present your Biennial brochure. Some of our visitors may be glad of this tip.
  • When working on the 4th floor of Copperas Hill, if you speak nicely to Amy on the Hong Kong exhibition she will make you a cup of tea. Plus she does a good explanation of the art.
  • When closing up bring in your number boards first, to prevent last minute visitors coming in and so you don’t notice them after you have locked up!

Thanks Andy! You can also find an account of Andy’s experience of guiding a tour group on our blog.

If you’d like to share any of your experiences volunteering or thoughts on the works in the Biennial, whether it is through photographs, articles or even illustrations, please submit them through our Tumblr (via the ‘submit’ button) or email us at 2012adteam@gmail.com

Please remember this is your website too, and we are are always after exciting content of your experience of the Biennial.

We’d love to invite submissions for our Volunteers Diary Entries and remember to take a gander at our blog, and to follow us on Twitter @volunteersb2012!

Have a great week!

Volunteer Media Team