There was an interesting exhibition downstairs at Sunderland City Library entitled Alice in Sunderland.
There were paintings, sketches, knitted characters, a fabric waistcoat with stopwatches sewn on, a papier-mâché walrus and a book with photos, story and history written by a child.
Although the closing date was at the end of September, entries were still being added there after that date.
After asking various members of staff when it was going to be judged, somebody told me that the entries would be moved to the Design Centre.
I later went to the centre and asked them when the winning ones would be displayed. She didn’t know but said that she’d ring me when the exhibition was there.
I eventually went back there and she told me that it had been on a fortnight ago. She apologised profusely, but this should not have happened.
I wonder how many people who saw the entries in the library building would have liked to see the results. It was very ill-planned to say the least.
They might as well have left it at Central Library and shown the results there.
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