Monthly Archives: May 2014

Small World...

Hello Hello Hello and Happy Friday from CHAC!

We hope that you all have had a brilliant half term week (if you are lucky enough to have one!) and have been getting out and about and visiting all the different events that have been put on by museums all over!

This week at CHAC saw our new volunteers starting! 6 enthusiastic people of all ages, some completely new to CHAC and others that we have known for a long time. We are very excited to have them working with us! and together with the staff they have been uncovering and recording some fabulous donations – like this poster here for Somerton Brewery dating 1897!! It is in such wonderful condition for an object that is over 100 years old!

….and on chatting to one of a new volunteers we made a spooky discovery, that it turns out one of our volunteers is actually a distant relative of our very own Mr Thorpe from our Fish Fridays Fish and Chip shop donation!


Bucking the Trend…..

Just for fun we’ve decided to blog on a Tuesday this week! This is because we had a very busy cake filled day on Friday that we can’t wait to blog about!

If you’ve been following us on Twitter (and if you haven’t – you should!) you might have seen that last week we participated in the Art Funds Edible Masterpieces day! The idea of the event was to raise money and awareness for the Art Fund and their work by reproducing famous works of art through the medium of cakes, biscuits and all things edible.

We are super pleased to report that the event was a huge success and in total we managed to raise over £60 to support museums and galleries across the country!


To steal the Edible Masterpieces tag line : “fundraising for art : its a piece of cake!”



Our very own “Alan Measles” 


Maderia cake and cup cakes inspired by Monet’s “Waterlilies” 


Pollock rocky road anyone? (and that’s the artist not the fish!)


Our selection of “Edible Masterpieces” ready to sell – including stained glass fruit tarts and some sinister looking Damien Hirst inspired jellies!!

A Sneak Preview

A lorry delivering paper to the Western Gazette Offices by reversing into the factory on Sherborne Road.  It has bales of paper on the back.

A sneak preview of the 2015 Yeovil in Living Memory Calendar.

It’s Friday, hurray! And while we’re not feeling particularly fishy today, we thought we would give you a sneak preview of our 2015 Yeovil In Living Memory Calendar. The Arts Council were so impressed by our previous calendars that they have given us the money to print next year’s! Well done the Arts Council!