Following the last post in the News items (almost went into Two Ronnies sketch mode then!), this is just to report that the pointillism day for kids, I Must Be Dotty…., on Thursday 19 February was an absolute roaring success. Over 40 children (and 23 adults), ranging from 2 years of age through to 43 years of age (the big kid that is the Collections Manager) thoroughly enjoyed dotting pages with paints, creating fantastic works of art. There were flags and sunrises, snails and pirates, flying kites and dragons, chimney oranges, bonfire reds, robin egg blues, shamrock greens, a spotty palette of shades and hues that brightened the gallery for over two, laughter filled, joyous hours. Thanks must be extended to Kathy Talbot who hosted the event and gave the children’s imagination an important free rein. When people ask, what are the point of museums, well surely events such as this dismiss the question with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders as if to say, there you go, what more needs to be said? Educational, informative, entertaining, fun.