|2014 ‘Our (Amazing) World-Discovering the Art within Science’
We had glorious weather - attendance went from 1100 to 1600 and we didn’t even run out of supplies. We had such fun with the theme: “It’s Our (Amazing) World-Discovering the Art within Science”. We printed and displayed posters explaining the Science behind the Art. There were over twenty different art gazebos filled with activities to draw, paint, build, invent, discover, create and enjoy. You could launch a water propelled rocket to shoot up thirty feet in the air, build a lego space ship or a spaghetti/marshmallow tower, set in motion a pendulum to eclipse a design of florescent colours or sculpt a clay Tyrannosaurus Rex. Best of all was mixing up and eating a test tube of sherbet delight. One could discover scientific facts across the Common and create dazzling art along the way. There was music and singing from local school children, birds of prey dazzled and fascinated on their perches and an animal menagerie was open for stroking, petting and sketching.
We mustered a dedicated crew of one hundred thirty local volunteers, plus sixty teenagers from Challenge, a charity that teaches teenagers how to become good citizens. Our generous major sponsors were The Chislehurst Society and jdm Estate Agents. £5000. proceeds was donated to The Trustees of Chislehurst Commons to help ensure the future upkeep of our beautiful Commons.