Sunday 17 February 2013

The Big Egg Hunt 2013: Day 6

Today was my final day volunteering for Action for Children and indeed the Big Egg Hunt's last day in London. 

The Beatles, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Kylie, Temper Trap, The Maccabee's have all been on tour and now the world famous eggs will be joining this illustrious group. As of today the Big Egg Hunt tour of England has begun. 

The cities lucky enough to receive a live show are Birmingham (19th - 25th Feb), Liverpool (27th - 5th), Manchester (7th - 13th) and Glasgow (15th - 20th).
The eggs are now being packed up in preparation for their short journey to Birmingham. But don't panic if you didn't get down to Covent Garden in time to see them as they will be returning to London on the 22nd March and will be staying until the 1st April.

 The eggs tucked up safely for their trip

So this week volunteering has taught me a couple of things. Firstly people, even in the hectic city of London, really do want to talk and engage with each other even if we sometimes need a little push to do it. Secondly that if you hold one of the delicious Lindt Lindors or the Lindt chocolate eggs in your hand for a little while before you eat it the inside will melt perfectly. Although it does take some self-restraint to wait.

Thirdly and perhaps most importantly volunteering for such a worthwhile charity is possibly the most rewarding thing that I have ever done. I genuinely had a ball doing it, meeting some fantastic and very generous individuals. I hope to do many more things like it in the future maybe even when the egg hunt returns on the 22nd and I wholeheartedly suggest that if you can spare the time and energy you consider it. I'm sure even a half day shift would be appreciated.

Today's Egg of the Day:

Cassie Howard's egg is very typical of her work. Her paintings usually show people or objects painted isolated from their context on a blank background. This egg, with it's cluster off people facing away from the viewer, is perfect for it's position within the covent garden piazza. It is placed next to the large crowds that group around the magicians at magic corner so when you stand in front of the egg you see the backs of the painted group and when you turn around you see the live equivalent.

Check out her website to see more of her work.

Have a look at the weeks story Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

1 comment:

  1. So happy to have seen all of them!! :D Wish there were more!

    And well done for volunteering!