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Children's Scrapstore

Amalgam Models has been donating waste materials to Children's Scrapstore for re-use as a creative resource. The materials are distributed to a range of educational and support establishments for children to use in their play and personal development. The network supports over 150,000 children, and Amalgam are proud to contribute to the system.   Recycling materials in this way ensures that the amount of waste sent to landfills is minimised. We have a range of environmentally conscious systems in place, and ensure that our offcuts and project waste is recycled back into other projects or donated to causes that would benefit from it.   Other environmental and charitable causes we have contributed to include Movember, Race for Life (which Amalgam's Lucy Fox and Helen Peel took part in) and providing prototypes for Bruce Munro's Beacon on the Hill for Cancerkin. We also continue to run our staff Tuck Shop, the profits…

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Holborne Museum ‘Ghosts in the Garden’ interactive props

Interactive props connect past with present   Our interactive props for Sydney Gardens and the Ghosts in the Garden project, devised by Splash and Ripple, are soon to be decommissioned as the year-long event draws to a close. Visitors take a Georgian 'listening device' with them as they wander through the grounds. The device picks up the voices of historical Georgian 'ghosts', who describe events and facts about the Garden's past and heritage. There is still a week left to visit the Holborne Museum in Bath and enjoy the experience.     The interactive prop boxes were handpainted to a strikingly realistic aged-mahogany finish by our props department, and dressed with clockwork gadgetry and sprocket work to create the effect of a ticking, whirring machine. To play the ghostly voices, each prop contained a Minirig, a portable, rechargeable speaker made in Bristol. More details on the interactive props can be…

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