Tuesday was a drab and grey day but thankfully the Woking Shop Mobility Pancake Race brought cheers and smiles to Woking. This annual event is open to all businesses in Woking, and this year The Lightbox put together a team of five keen athletic employees to compete. A big round of applause is due to Christine Flynn, Susanne Barnes, Anthony Pooley, Jayne Pritchard and James Geard (from Palette Bistro). We unfortunately didn’t win but our pancake tossing skills were exceptional! It was all worth it though to help raise money for Woking Shop Mobility.
Woking Shop Mobility is part of the National Federation of Shopmobility and
aims to promote equality of access and to encourage independence of people with disabilities (permanent or temporary), through the provision of mobility equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs and power chairs. If you would like to show your support for The Lightbox team and their sporting efforts, please make a donation to Woking Shopmobility (registered charity no: 802594) by phoning Woking Shopmobility on 01483 776612 or hand your donation into The Lightbox Reception.
On another note, this weekend is your last chance to see Jenny Holzer’s fantastic purple and pink light installation and our special display of Dame Elisabeth Frink’s work at The Lightbox. Both exhibitions are free entry (donations welcome) and will be on show until Sunday 21 February. For more information on our current and future exhibitions, visit www.thelightbox.org.uk
Image credits: left, ARTIST ROOMS was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. ARTIST ROOMS is being shared with galleries and museums throughout the UK thanks to the support of independent charity, The Art Fund and, within Scotland, The Scottish Government. Right, 'Goggled Head II', Elisabeth Frink, 1969