Sunday, May 06, 2018

Tombola Of Dreams 2018 - "And The Winners Are..."



So, the big day came and went... Friday's Tombola Of Dreams 2018 Prize Draw was the usual festive frenzy of anticipation, balloon-engineered headgear and ill-advised fancy dress! 

Computer Animation Arts course leader, Phil Gomm, went full 'Bill & Ben' in an ode to the May Bank Holiday, and was accompanied in his solemn duties by the pagan strains of The Wicker Man soundtrack.  Assisted ably by CAA year one student, Annie Roberts, Phil tumbled the famous red tombola and let destiny do the rest... Who would be the lucky recipient of the Yoda Wall Light - the most terrifying piece of Star Wars merchandise ever-conceived? How successfully would the lucky winners of one of Phil's artsy photographs hide their crashing disappointment at not winning the Nintendo Switch?  All these questions and more were answered as handfuls of orange pingpong balls were drawn one-by-one by a middle-aged academic dressed as a flower...

Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket; we raised £1300 or thereabouts and that's a huge achievement.  We also need to thank everyone who donated prizes to this year's prize draw - we couldn't have done it without your generosity and your continuing support of our creative community.


 Laura Boots is caught red-handed...

As Douy watches another Youtube tutorial, we ask ourselves 'How many undergraduates does it take to tie a balloon?'



The prize table looking suitably resplendent!

Graeme eyes the mini Henry Hoover thinking, 'I so need this!  How else am I going to get those cake crumbs out of my beard?'




All that balloon-knotting takes its toll....

I can't think of a single appropriate caption for this image. 

Ah! Such style, such poise, such grace, so chic!

Phil Gomm, course leader of celebrated UK computer animation course - and total twit.

The Day Of The Triffids!?

As Phil strokes the plasma globes, Rhia thinks, 'Oh please make him stop...'

Tom literally can't believe he's won some Batman eggcups...

Is this joy? Is this horror? Is this t-shirt a size too small?

Cake!

You'd better get used to this guy's face... 

'Ta da!'





This guy again...


Traditionally, we might expect to pick flowers... but here, a flower does the picking!

"Thank you so much for this hideous object.  Words fail me.  I honestly don't what to say - or do with it..."

"Barb? Barb who?"
Oh, Tombola of Dreams - up to your usual tricks, awarding people prizes they know nothing about...

Seconds after this photograph was taken, Anastasija drugged Karolina and ran off with her prize, Anastasija's evil laughter echoing along the lwr 4th corridor...




CAKE!!!


... and again!


"Thank you, Tombola of Dreams! A frankly terrifying piece of wall art for my bedroom wall!"



Nelly gets her hands on the Doctor Who Monopoly set - finally!

Seconds after this photograph was taken, Anastasija drugged Karolina and ran off with her prize, Anastasija's evil laughter echoing along the lwr 4th corridor...



Seconds after this photograph was taken, Anastasija drugged Karolina and ran off with her prize, Anastasija's evil laughter echoing along the lwr 4th corridor...



"No, seriously, I'm thrilled beyond belief!"

"No, really, this is exactly what I wanted!"

"Thank you, Tombola of Dreams! A frankly terrifying piece of wall art for my bedroom wall!"


"Everyone's a winner... but only if your name is Juanjo!"

2 comments:

  1. Some great photos... If I do say so myself :P

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    1. absolutely! Sorry - forgot to give you your proper praise!

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