Friday, 11 March 2011

How was it for you?

I know sometimes you see an event advertised and think "ooh that sounds good, but what if everyone knows each other or it's really cliquey and what do I wear?" etc. Because I feel like that all the time. One of the main aims of Foldageddon was to get people to come who didn't normally go to arts events, and to make it accessible and lovely.

Hopefully that is the atmosphere that you get at Foldageddon (and if not, tell me why!); but for those of you not quite convinced I asked Emily, a recent guest at Folding For Peace, to give you a quick recap of her experience:

Browsing Twitter one day, I noticed a re-tweet from one of the people I follow. It said the following:
"RT @gazpachodragon: who fancies folding for peace on 28th February? origami cranes over a pint or two."

Well, I thought it sounded fun - I used to love origami as a kid (but hadn't done any for years). I sent Kirsty (@gazpachodragon) a message and arranged to join them.

Heading there on my own I was nervous - how many people would be there? Would they be friendly? Or would I just end up sat there on my own outside a clique of people?

As it turns out, I needn't have worried. There were a small group of people there, approximately six. Everyone was really friendly and made me feel welcome. It was all very informal and great fun, folding cranes whilst chatting and drinking. Everyone is happy to help if you forget what you are doing (or to show you how if you don't know).

So, if you fancy learning something new and meeting some new people, would definitely recommend attending one of these events! I'm very much looking forward to the next one... hope to see you there!

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