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Deckchair Project Engagement

Ardrossan Community Development Trust are working in partnership with Wave Particle in order to provide 100 Deckchairs for the South Beach Promenade, but we need the help of the community!

In our collaboration with Wave Particle we have produced the finalised design for the deckchair covers. Both the Red and the Blue colours have been chosen from the Ardrossan Town Coat Of Arms.

The style of the lettering is an Art Deco style which works very well with the subtle wave design that will be used. This gives the impression that the deckchairs are billowing in the wind, even when they are not.

Initially we will have 50 deckchairs on order, with a target delivery date of mid to late of July 2021.

Ardrossan Coat Of Arms

Deckchair Project Engagement

Below you will find the the finalised design style and colour scheme that has been agreed upon for our deckchairs. The design takes into account the red and blue from Ardrossan Towns Coat of Arms. These colours will bring the towns heritage to the forefront of the promenade.

Finalised Deckchair Design

Deckchair Project Engagement

Choosing The Words

Below you will find 50 words that we are using for the initial 50 deckchairs that are going to be delivered. If you hover/tap on each word they will flip over explaining why the word has been chosen. This will hopefully give you some inspiration for your part which starts below this list.

COAST

Geography-Ardrossan Coastline, Invitation for a type of leisurely walking, History: “Ardrossan developed during the 18th and 19th centuries thanks to its position on the coast”

CENTRE

Geography, (Whitelees), history: Town was a centre for Shipbuilding, Invitation to: beach yoga….

DASH

Game element: beach game -The 20 yard dash, History x 2: The Ship Dasher and Morse code (dot dash)

FAIR

Sign: Local gala day-sign, weather notice, combines with: FAIR-PLAY, -TRADE, Game element: referees flag

LOUNGE

Geography, combines with SUN, invitation to relax

PADDLE

History, (Steamer) combines with: SHIP, invitation: to play in the SEA

PITCH

History: Winton’s football ground, Game Element: Pitch and Putt /rounders/football/ invitation to propose an idea for story/film/business

ROCK

Geography x2 -Ailsa Craig and Crinan Rock, Ardrossan Rock pools, Invitation to make music Rock! Stick of Rock

SAND

combines with CASTLE, SEA, SUN, signage for competition: SAND CASTLE BUILD History SAND ropes: see Fergus Barclay and the Devil

SHELL

History x 2- Cannonhill, and local employer Shell-Mex, combo SEA SHELL, shellfish

SHIP

History, shipbuilding, Dasher, Ardrossan Ferry, Ferry campaign, combines with: SPACE SHIP

SHORE

Geography, Name for support group for Ardrossan beach- to shore up, combines with: SEA

TRAIN

History: see Ardrossan Railway, invitation to TRAIN, Game element for kids: deckchairs arranged as a train..

WAVE

Geography – new playground on South Beach The Wavefield, Invitation to wave-hello/goodbye, History: see: First Trans-Atlantic Shortwave broadcast connects Ardrossan- 1921

MEET

Signage to: MEET here, Prompt for local story gathering workshop- where/how did you meet?

SAIL

Invitation to SAIL, Game element with kids – Deckchair canvas as a sail of a boat

FLOAT

invitation to FLOAT, game element for workshop: “What floats your Boat?”

TIDE

Geography- coastline formation, History of the tides, Information: on tides

CASTLE

Geography/ History: see Ardrossan Castle, Game element: move in chess, combines with: SAND, BUILD: signage for competition: SAND CASTLE BUILD

VIEW

Invitation to look at a particular viewpoint, combines with: DRAW, Invitation to offer opinion your VIEW.

ESCAPE

Invitation, Play-game,

BATHE

Invitation to swim, Combines with SUN, Archive photo prompt- send in images of Bathing in Ardrossan over the years,

SPACE

Combines with SHIP, FREE, OPEN, SHARE, PLAY, A prompt for education on Astronomy and the stars

SEA

Combines with SHELL, SHORE (SUN SEA SAND)

SUN

Combines with play SUN DANCE (Ardrossan’s own sundance beach film festival?)

DANCE

Invitation –beach dance, History: see Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan – (the dance) prompt to record memories of the local dances, Combines with CHANCE DANCE…a new form of speed dating on a beach?!

HARBOUR

History/Geography-see Ardrossan Harbour. Sign: Safe space on beach for a creche, etc.

PLAY

Combines with- SPACE/TIME/SAND/CENTRE/FAIR, Invitation to enjoy games on the beach

SIGNAL

History: First Trans-Atlantic Shortwave broadcast connects Ardrossan- 1921, Game – communication by hand signals/ ship signals, morse code, sign language.. Combines with FLAG

CHANCE

Combines with …CHANCE MEET, speed dating workshop (!) FREE CHANCE Game element, ( monopoly etc,) Story prompt: A chance encounter…

SHIELD

History: -Town Crest, Game element- deckchairs as shields in a battle, Combines with SUN Shield

BRIDGE

History/Geography: Ardrossan’s Bridges, Combines with SAND BRIDGE, / DRAW.., SHIP-connection to castle, Game element- cards: Beach bridge,

FLAG

History: Town’s flag? Combines with MAKE for workshops- Flag making, Game element, Invitation: To flag an issue that concerns you.

FREE

Combines with SPACE, PLAY, SEA, TIME, TRADE, Also acts as signage for all FREE events

OPEN

Signage for all events, including any business, Combines with STAGE, game element OPEN competition

CHAIR

When Workshopping- someone is the CHAIR, names the DeckCHAIR,

TIME

Combines with PLAY-TIME, TIDE TIME, FREE, Game element TIME the DASH to get the RECORD, prompt for story: the TIME I….

CYCLE

Sustrans, signage-for hire bikes, education workshop theme -life cycles of nature, sustainability: recycle/FREE CYCLE, Invitation to activity…

STRETCH

Invitation to Yoga class, Geography, (this stretch of beach…) encouragement to STRETCH yourself, prompt for story STRETCH back in TIME

CHEER

Game element- Invitation in a beach workshop to CHEER! History- Winton’s most famous win? 1935-36 when they won the Ayrshire District Cup?

RECORD

Invitation ‘for the record’ tell a story /share a memory/experience. Game element: break a record, Music: nominate a favourite record (music)

STAGE

Invitation to put something on, STAGE PLAY, signage, Workshops- ‘A STAGE in a project’, Combines with OPEN STAGE, CENTRE STAGE, CIRCLE, Education: Stages of life,

CIRCLE

Invitation: workshop -form a CIRCLE, PLAY CIRCLE, game element draw a circle on the beach, Story prompt: come full CIRCLE

TRADE

History- Ardrossan’s town trades, Combines with FAIR TRADE/TRADE FAIR, FREE, game element- set up a beach barter…

SHARE

Invitation: workshop SHARE your view, prompt to gather a story: SHARE a memory experience/photo/ Education – how shares work in the local economy/business, People having a SHARE in future of your town.

SCREEN

Signage for an outdoor cinema, Combines with OPEN SCREEN – folk bring their own films, SUNDANCE SCREEN, SCREEN PLAY, Education theme: ESCAPE SCREEN TIME.

PICTURE

Combines with SHARE PICTURE, build local archive of images related to South Beach, workshop on art and imagination- PICTURE this, legend to prompt a photo, workshop: MAKE PICTURE

DRAW

invitation to beach drawing workshop, Event: The DRAW for a raffle, Combines with DRAW PICTURE/BRIDGE/ game element -result..? DRAW

SIGN

History: see Sir Fergus De Ardrossan: Declaration of Arbroath, Workshop: make your own signs, (flag making): education SIGN language, astrology (Signs Zodiac), beach drawing workshop, sign the beach!

MAKE

Invitation/ Combines with: MAKE SAND CASTLE, etc. MAKE TIME, workshops MAKE FLAG, MAKE PITCH

Now It’s Your Turn!

We have an exciting opportunity for our local community to participate in the redevelopment at South Beach.

The ‘deckchair project’ will see 100 custom designed deckchairs available for residents, visitors and community groups, which will provide some fun and games at South Beach this Summer 2021 and beyond!

These chairs can be used to sit and enjoy the lovely views, but we also want to have some fun with these and make them meaningful for Ardrossan.

Each chair will have one word printed on it that reflects something about the town. As you can see from above, the first 50 have been selected. These words will link back to the ACDT website where more information about the words and it’s meaning to Ardrossan can be viewed.

We are looking for the community to get involved by nominating words for the next 50 chairs. Each word nominated by the community must be a ‘persons name’ associated with Ardrossan.

We are looking for you to get your thinking caps on by researching Ardrossans history, famous people from the area, local people or people who have contributed to the rich history of the town.

This could be, for example, the name of a person associated with the Castle, like FERGUS or WILLIAM (WALLACE).

It could be the name of someone associated to Ardrossan – like LENNOX (after the Captain of the HMS DASHER).

It could even be the name of someone you know in Ardrossan – a local character or perhaps a local hero (or Shero!) – someone who makes Ardrossan brighter and better, and may well form part of our future history.

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