Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hello Wood - Pop-Up Wine Bar

This year at Hello Wood we worked on creating Human Scale Activities focused on the theory of Adaptive Use - creating flexible spaces that can be easily adapted for multiple, or unforeseen uses.

Thursday afternoon one of our team members, a guy from Yorkshire, England, completed a table that looked to high.

"It's not too high," he said standing at the table acting like he was holding a drink, "it's beer high."

Immediately my mind went through a dozen interactions I had had. I knew there was expensive red wine at the bar they did not serve, I knew they had liver pate in the kitchen (they serve it for breakfast), I have built a bar out of
found items before - POP-UP WINE BAR.

About 15 minutes later we had a plan. Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 v"we will host a pop-up wine bar, go write it on the board!"

Good turn out, great use of our space. Super great use of our "mobile" section that we had built on Thursday. The Chapter House was transformed. I tried to get all our team members to put black shirts on.

In the late afternoon it started to pour rain. I thought the event would be ruined, or cancelled. Lucas said not to worry.

'The rain will stop and whe the sun comes out it will be an even better evening," he said.

He was right. By 6:00 the rain had stopped and the quality of light was amazing as the sun set. Janus wines brought ten bottle of red down. We wrote up a sales board and opened for business. The raking light in the late evening glistened off of the Cathedral and the pictures taken on this evening will be the ones published by Hello Wood and put into the video. It was a staggering evening, and that's not just the wine talking.

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