HURRAH! The film is finished! The book has been sent to press! The exhibition boards need a few more tweaks and then they will be scaled up to A2 size and printed!
Re: the Big ‘Launch’. The date has been set; the venue decided; the invitations sent out. Now, the most important decision needs to be made: what are we going to do about catering? Home-made or shop-bought sandwiches? Sparkling water or sparkling wine (I think we all know the answer to that!)? Is it too clichéd to have sausage rolls, party rings and cheese-and-pineapple-on-sticks (perhaps, but who cares?)
After a year of research, emails, hard-work, meeting lovely people, confusion, set backs, creative bursts and lots of laughs, we’ve done it. We have actually produced a 52-page book, 15-minute film and eight exhibition boards.
As Sue said on the phone yesterday, ‘I’m glad we’ve finally produced something now; I was a bit worried at one stage that everyone thought we were just having a laugh and not actually doing any work!’
I feel really proud/slightly amazed that together we’ve compiled 7-decades worth of ‘stuff’ into, hopefully, a professional-looking, interesting book and an informative and engaging film.
I (Bex) was primarily responsible for the film, while Sue took on The Book. Sue went from a total ‘Indesign Novice’ to nothing short of an ‘Indesign Genius’ in about a week and I hope it’s not too strange or patronising to say, but I’m so proud that she designed a whole book (which also looks great and fits really well with all the other CAB branding).
Apologies if this post is a bit self-congratulatory, but there were moments I thought we’d still be doing this project by the time Exeter CAB reached it’s 100th anniversary (hey, Sue, there’s a thought… we could reunite and I will push your wheelchair for you…)
Finally, it would be fantastic if as many people as wanted/were able came along to our Exhibition Evening on Wednesday 30th October at Wat Tyler House in Exeter. If you would like to join us and help celebrate 65 years of Exeter CAB, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
P.S. If you can’t wait until then, you can watch the film in the post below… Please let us know what you think – any feedback would be very much appreciated! Thank you.