We had an unusually good spell of sunny weather at the beginning of October which resulted in a large turnout in the Breakwater Café. It also coincided with dogs being allowed on the beach again and schools back in session thereby freeing parents and grandparents to self indulge in a coffee.
During this time we also redecorated the Breakwater Café in order to better display the new exhibitions which were installed for the month.
We had earlier redecorated the Latimer Room as well. This now looks far more welcoming and currently displays a large selection of ceramic pictures. It is our intention to invite well known artists to exhibit here next year for longer periods than is customary in the Breakwater Café. We hope in time to establish a significant more prestigious exhibition space to which the public will have access when there are no functions in progress.
Two large buoys have been reconditioned and installed in the garden area outside the Centre to capture the maritime flavour. They are currently in the process of being painted to mark the opening date of the Centre.
We have installed two new projectors in the Mary Joicey Hall. The short, dramatic, sea rescue can now be seen in much brighter colours.
We are hosting the National Museums Conference at the beginning of October and work is progressing steadily on the restoration of the Rocket House.