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October 2015

Putting the world to rights at Blackberry Fair

Great fun to revisit Blackberry Fair in Whitchurch to putt the world to rights with our eco crazy golf.  It's a fabulous event that has grown organically over the years and a pleasure to be involved in.

September 2015

Earth arcade at Wirral Earth Fest

Our Eco Van and Earth Arcade games featured at the fun and family friendly Wirral Earth Fest in West Kirby.  Thanks for having us again.  

June 2015

'Whole in One' back for Glastonbury Festival as Sticky Exhibits celebrates 10th 'birthday'

We are thrilled to be invited back to the Green Futures Field at Glastonbury Festival.

Our first event was in the Green Futures Field 10 years ago, so this year's event promises to be a cause for celebration.  

We'll return with our eco themed crazy golf course - The Whole in One - this year featuring our new 'ball return' fashioned from an off cut of land drain!  Please follow our twitter feed @StickyExhibits for updates from the event and 'like' our facebook page to catch up with our photos afterwards.  We have just added a gallery of 'hole in one' celebrations from 2014!



New Mills Carnival Carnival

Another outing for our Eco Van at the New Mills Carnival, hosting a collection of arcade amusements from our Earth Arcade collection

  Eco Van and Earth Arcade games at New Mills Carnival

May 2015

Landed Festival

Delighted to be invited to take part in Landed Festival again.  The first outing for our new eco van.  Thanks to Phil and Arianne at Creative Recycling for inviting us.

Earth Arcade at Landed Festival  


March 2015

Coming soon! New wheels for Sticky Exhibits

Apologies for the lack of updates.  We have been very busy with a series of bids to different funding sources.  We have been trying to secure funding to purchase and restore an eco exhibition van that was retired from local authority service following changes in staffing.  As yet we have not been successful with securing the funds but with time runnning out we have taken the plunge and bought the vehicle from our reserves.  We continue to investigate funding options for the £1500 we estimate it will cost to get the vehicle overhauled.  

UPDATE - here is a photo of the Eco Van now in our possession

  Our new eco van



November 2014

Blues Cruise Thank You 

A big thanks to everyone who supported Sticky Exhibits on the recent Blues Cruise fund raiser. Great fun was had on board the Kirkstall Flyboat on a musical excursion around the waterways of Leeds in the company of Blues Party.  Thanks particularly to long time Sticky Exhibits volunteer Will for organising the event, running the fund raising auction, and entertaining us with a fine set from Blues Party.

If you ever get the chance check out Yorkshire Hire Cruises great hosts for the event. 


September 2014

New Mills Youth Festival

You'd be hard pressed to find as spectacular a location for a festival as the Torrs Park in New Mills. The river-side setting adjacent to community owned hydro power scheme proved a really magical setting for this new event. With a great team of volunteers on hand we managed to cart our golf course in and out with many a happy round played between.

Earth Fest Fun

The sun shone again for a glorious day of family fun at the excellent Wirral Earth Fest. This year, with The Open having not long taken place in Hoylake, it seemed fitting to take our 'Whole in One' eco-themed crazy golf.

August 2014

Giant loo pays a visit to V Fest

Shrewsbury-based charity Village Water wanted an eye catching exhibit to attract festival goers at the recent V Fest - our Giant loo was just the job!


June 2014

Golf at Glastonbury Festival

The newly refined and partially rebuilt whole in one crazy golf went down well at the recent Glastonbury Festival attracting an amazing 1700 players, Thanks to Green Futures for having us

New Mills Carnival

Was great to play a part at the New Mills Carnival. Here's a photo of our 'Your Future' machine in action.

Your Future machine at New Mills Carnival

May 2014

Landed Festival

It was a great privilege to be invited to take part in the Landed Festival in Powys. Thanks to Phil and Arianne at Creative Recycling.

Whole in One at Landed Festival



April 2014

Sticky Exhibits on YouTube

Thanks to Rich, Matt, Helen and Tatt, final year students at the University of Chester, we now have a series of videos featuring our exhibits on YouTube 

The videos are a key part in the social media strategy that has been developed. They will be released over time whilst simultaneously featuring in Facebook updates and tweets. Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

March 2014

Videos to showcase exhibits

A series of short videos are in production to showcase some of our exhibits.  Students from the University of Chester are working on the videos as part of project to develop a social media campagin for Sticky Exhibits.



September 2013

Earth Fest Success

It was a pleasure to take part in the inaugural Wirral Earth Fest held in West Kirby. Following a week of grey skies and rain, the clouds cleared and the sun shone allowing us to heat a bucket of water to demonstrate how solar thermal energy works

Lush to the rescue

Pleased to report we have secured a small grant from the Lush Charity Pot Programme. This most welcome grant will help us complete and repair exhibits. It will also help us pay some of our core costs over the next twelve months.

July 2013

Festival goers go crazy for the 'Whole in One'

Thanks to a fantastic effort involving help from many sources, Sticky Exhibits was able to debut the 'Whole in One' - a three hole environmentally themed crazy golf course at Glastonbury Festival. Around 1400 people played a round of the course during the festival- far exceeding expectations. The game features three themed holes with players making choices on route. Topics include fossil fuels, traffic congestion and wind power.

"Whole in One" crazy golf at Glastonbury Festival 2013 Traffic jam or cycle route? featuring an obligatory wind turbine

June 2013

Sticky Exhibits shortlisted for Lush Charity pot vote at Glastonbury Festival

Sticky Exhibits has been short-listed as one of the 10 projects to pitch at the Lush 'Charity Pot' funded vote to be held at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The ten short-listed groups get three minutes to appeal for support for their activities at the Speakers Forum in the 'Green Futures' field. The audience will then vote, with the top five projects each recieving £1,000

May 2013

First foray into crowdfunding helps new exhibit build

Although our first foray into crowd funding was a steep learning curve, we managed to raise over a hundred pounds towards out new environmentally themed crazy golf course due to debut at Glastonbury Festival in June. Thanks to all those who helped including sponsors: Anne, Bryan and Margaret


April 2013

Exhibit "crowdfunding" site now launched

A campaign to raise funding to support the development of a new exhibit has just been launched. The campaign aims to raise £500 to support the creation and deployment of an environmentally-themed crazy golf game. 


The campaign and project initial "pitch" was together by students at the University of Chester working with Sticky Exhibits as part of a Sustainable Futures project. 

Blues Party Fundraiser for Sticky Exhibits

Thanks to the efforts of long time Sticky Exhibits volunteer Will Griffin, a fund raising music night will be taking place on on Saturday 18th May at Furness Vale Social Club, Yeardsley Lane (off A6), Furness Vale, High Peak. Will's acoustic blues band " Blues Party" will be on the bill which also features local rock act "One Last Rendezvous". Doors open at 8:30 pm with a suggested donation of £5. The proceeds will be split between a New Mills Solar Schools project and Sticky Exhibits.


March 2013

Torrs Hydro support Sticky Exhibits

The Board of Torrs Hydro have awarded a small grant to Sticky Exhibits in support of our work. Torrs Hydro is a pioneering community renewable energy cooperative based in New Mills, Derbyshire. The group distribute some of their profits to community causes through a grants programme.

Sticky Exhibits gets social through student project

Sticky Exhibits is now on the popular social media site twitter thanks to a collaboration with students at the University of Chester. A group of final year students taking the 'Sustainable Futures' module are engaged in a social media project to help 'crowd fund' a new exhibit. The students have set up and are currently in the driving seat for our new twitter account @stickyexhibits. Why not give them/us a "follow". 

Sticky Exhibits also has a presence on Facebook, why not give our pages a "like"


August 2012

Join the 125!

To mark seven years - and in the hope of seeing eight - we’ve launched an appeal The Sticky Exhibits 125. We are looking for 125 fabulous people to support our work by donating a pound or more a month.   The 125 club takes its name from the £125 it currently costs to keep Sticky Exhibits afloat each month (the cost to store our collection, insure it for public events, promote it via our website and pay an accountant to keep us legal!).  If you want to be a part of the Sticky 125, complete and return standing order mandate (pdf, 148K)

June 2012

Knowsley Green Fayre

Our solar PV exhibits were in use at Knowsley Green Fayre this month.  Thanks to Kelly at Knowlsey Council for sending us a photo.

PV exhibits at Knowsley Green Fayre



Friends of Chester Bluecoats

Our exhibition tent helped keep the volunteers from the Friends of Chester Bluecoats Primary School dry at a recent jubilee event.  Rain did not stop play with cake sales, games and craft activities all taking place to raise money for the Chester school.

May 2012

New exhibit takes shape 

Work is now progressing to develop a new exhibit 'The Carbon Shopping Basket'.  The exhibit will feature a selection of items of produce weighted according to the carbon pollution associated with their production.  The carbon footprint 'story' of each item will be told on an associated label.   Experts were consulted to get credible data sources for the exhibit. A product design student from Liverpool John Moore's University has taken up the challenge to produce the exhibit.

April 2012

Game play enhancements planned for popular exhibit

Work will start shortly on to enhance the game play experience for our 'Waste Binvaders' game.  The game has been extremely popular since its debut at Glastonbury Festival in 2006 as a working prototype.  A Python Programmer has volunteered to complete the enhancements with work to start in June.  


July 2011

Sustainable Living in Heaton Moor

It was good to be invited to the 'Sustainable Living In Heaton Moor' event.  There was lots of interest. We featured our solar pv, wind and solar thermal interactive exhibits.

Chester Renewable Energy Road Show

It's always fun to do events in our home town!  The Sticky Exhibits Event Shade was erected in the Town Hall Square and used to showcase renewable energy technologies.  Thanks to everyone who helped! 

Renewables display in Chester


June 2011

Glastonbury Festival 2011

A great effort from a wide team of volunteers helped make The Earth Arcade at Glastonbury 2011 one of our best yet.  We debuted the new 'Your Fortune' machine which proved a real hit.  It was great to see groups of people crowding round to take turns to get their own environmentally themed 'reading'.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  Pictures to follow!



Great to play a part in the wonderful Envirolution event held in Platts Field Park.  Lots of interest in our renewables exhibits.

Crowd sourcing for 'Your Future' Green Fortune Telling Exhibit

Work is going well on the 'Your Future' Fortune Telling Machine, due to be debuted later this month at Glastonbury Festival. 

View of Fortune Teller through viewing slot - under construction  

We have built the cabinet and now got the basic functions working. When visitors place their hand on the palm reader it triggers a glowing crystal ball and audio player to voice the fortune teller's 'reading'.  We now need to script some short audio files for each reading.  There is a maximum of 15 seconds for each fortune reading.  We need short humourous readings that give a positive message linked to a green behaviour.  To help us out, either email your suggested readings to or tweet them using the #GFortune hashtag.  For example:

In your future when one door closes and the other opens, remember to close it again to prevent draughts #Gfortune

Thanks in anticipation of your input.  We will use the best suggestions in the final exhibit.

Fortune teller box under construction

May 2011


Good to meet up with Rob Wix of the Scintillate project.  We hope to be working together in the not too distant future. 

April 2011

Back to Glastonbury

Pleased to be invited back to the Green Futures Field at Glastonbury Festival.  If all goes to plan we will debut new Green Fortune Teller Machine.  Will post details in the the collection 'under construction' in due course.February 2011

MESS in Marple

Great event in Marple at the MESS Energy Efficiency Showcase Memorial Park, Marple

January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Sticky Exhibits. Thanks to everyone who has supported us during last year.

November 2010

Pound-a-month Patrons needed

Our work to create a not-for-profit ‘library’ of exhibits and props for those who promote sustainable lifestyles is all voluntary.  All income from our trading activities supports the expansion and maintenance of the exhibit collection and associated running costs.  This year, these running costs – including insurance, storage and accounts - have risen sharply.  

We are currently appealing to those who value our work to consider making a regular donation.  For a standing order form email     



October 2010

Carbon Cube at Leicester University

It was great to be invited to the University of Leicester to provide a renewable energy exhibition for their 'Big Green Week' festivities.  Here is a photo of their spectacular 'Carbon Cube' to help staff and students visualise the space taken by a tonne of CO

Carbon Cube at University of Leicester

June 2010

Glastonbury Festival

Here's a photo of our Climate Denial Brainwasher which debuted at this year's Glastonbury Festival.  Thanks to all involved in organising the Green Futures Field.

climate denail brainwasher in use



March 2010

Signposting Sustainability 2010

Here is a photo from the University of Aberdeen’s Signposting Sustainability event.

Wind exhibit in use in Aberdeen


January 2010

A belated Happy New Year from Sticky Exhibits and thanks to everyone who has supported us during 2010.  In 2009, we saw progress on several fronts.  The number of events we served was up and included both work with employers and schools as well as public events. At long last we moved our exhibits into a local storage depot too.  We also added to the collection. 

Looking ahead through 2010, we hope to continue to expand the collection and expand the number of events we serve.  With support from local agencies, through the local social enterprise network, we hope to develop a longer term business plan. 

Sticky Exhibits only exists through the sweat and creative energies of numerous volunteers;  the fees we charge are directed at our costs (insurance, legal and accountancy fees, storage charges, and most importantly new exhibits) which do not include salaries.  This year, we hope to grow our regular income from donations in order to expand the space we have to store exhibits.  If you can assist please get in touch.  

15 August 2009

Institute of Physics supported wind exhibit arrives!

how wind turbines work exhibit


13th August 2009

How wind energy works nearing completion

Our latest exhibit about how wind generators work is nearing completion and should be abvailable for September.  The centrepiece is a small model turbine matched with a push button operated fan to create wind to make it spin.  Users can experiment with different wind turbine blade configurations testing them to see how much electricity is generated. The exhibit has been made possible thanks to a grant of £1000 from the Institute of Physics community engagement fund. 

16th July 2009

Home Small as the World

One of our inflatable props has recently been put to use in Edinburgh for the promotional launch of 'Home, Small as the Earth', a multi-media arts project involving Jazz Saxaphonist Phil Bancroft.  Read more at

Earth prop behind Phil Bancroft at launch of


June 2009

Glastonbury 2009

Sticky Exhibits celebrated the anniversary of its first event by showcasing the newly expanded 'Earth Arcade' installation at fabulous Green Futures field at Glastonbury Festival.  Thanks to Sam and Jean and all the Green Futures Festival crew for their tremendous hard work...  and for having us back!

Entrance to Green Futures.  The Earth Arcade can be seen beyond the arch on the right.



19th June 2009

Here is a photo from our recent visit to Stockport.  Thanks to Michelle for organising the Stockport Environment Fair.


18th June 2009

Here is a photo from our recent trip to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in London.  Thanks to Nicole for organising the successful sustainability weekend.

bin strike bowling at wildfowl and wetlands trust sustainability weekend

15 June 2009

Boost for wind power exhibit

We are pleased to report success with a grant application for the development  of an exhibit about how wind generators work.  The grant of £800 is from the Institute of Physics community engagement fund. 

World Environment Day

Here is a photo from our recent trip to Sutton Coldfield.  Thanks to Lita for organising the World Environment Day exhibition.

World Environment Day Sutton Coldfield

Here is a photo from the World Environment Day festivities in St Helens.  Thanks to Towera and Grace.

World Environment Day 2009 St Helens

14 May 2009

Signposting Sustainability in Aberdeen

Here is a photo of our recent trip north of the border.  Thanks to Amy and the sustainability team for organising such an excellent event.

energy exhibit at signposting sustainability event

13 April 2009

'Change' Booth - Underconstruction

Work is advancing on our latest addition to the 'Earth Arcade' - the Change Booth.  Here is a picture of the exhibit enclosure:

Change booth box


28 March 2009

New exhibits debut at Trafford Energy Day

Our new renewables exhibits - the evacuated tube demo rig and portable mini solar power system - had their debut at an 'energy day' held at Sale Waterside.  Sticky Exhibit were asked to provide an renewable energy exhibition for the Energy Savings Trust in Greater Manchester. The new exhibits proved successful alongside our tried and tested interactive exhibition material to demonstrate solar thermal, solar electricty and wind power.

28 Februray 2009

New Solar Panel 'Evacuated Tube' Demo Rig

We have now added a solar thermal 'evacuated tube' demo rig to the collection.  We can now demonstrate both of the main types of solar water heating panels.

evacuated tube demo rig



4 February 2009

Friends of Sticky Exhibits on Facebook

Fans of social networking site Facebook can now keep in touch with Sticky Exhibits via our Facebook group 'Friends of Sticky Exhibits'.

3 January 2009

New Year, New Exhibits!

We have now added two portable mini solar power systems to the collection. Each is comprised of a 10 Watt solar panel with a small battery and charge regulator. Check out 'The Collection' for further information.

portable solar power system

January 2009

Happy New Year from Sticky Exhibits and thanks to everyone who has supported us during 2008.  The year ahead should prove exciting as we move forward with our plans to develop the exhibit collection, find secure storage and extend our work to include more work with schools and employers


December 2008

Photos of Blackberry Fair

Thanks to Sarah, organiser of the fabulous Blackberry Fair, we now have some photos of the Earth Arcade in action.

bin strike bowling game

October 2008

Blackberry event extends the event season

It's been another busy summer for Sticky Exhibits and this year, encouragingly, bookings have extended into the autumn. The earth arcade exhibits most recently featured at the new Blackberry Fair in Whitchurch - a fabulous celebration of the season.

The whole world in your hands

Our 1.8 metre inflatable planet earth has proved to be a most popular prop. The inflatable earth has seen service in a variety of environmental events from Chester to Henley. Luckily we have two and one is booked out for a staff awareness week at a company in Crawley later this month.

July 2008

Earth Arcade Draws Crowds

We celebrated our third birthday in style with the debut of Earth Arcade at Glastonbury Festival. The Eco Dome was kitted out with environmentally themed arcade games including - Waste Binvaders, Recyle Pin Ball, and our brand new Bin Strike Bowling Alley. Hot on the heels of its successful debut, Earth Arcade also proved a hit at the two day St Helens Festival, and a week later it was very much in demand at Chester's popular One Earth Festival. A big thank you to all volunteers who have helped create and bring the Earth Arcade alive. It has been a long time coming but the reaction from the public has been tremendous. The Earth Arcade will feature next at the World in Princes Park - the annual end point for the Bouhahha International Street Carnival in Liverpool at the beginnin gof August.

June 2008

Event season starts with a flurry

The event season has well and truely started. First came World Environment Day at Trafford, then the Knowsley Green Fayre. Next up our third birthday at Glastonbury Festival where we will be running the Earth Arcade.

March 2008

Sticky Exhibits - a Community Interest Company

We are pleased to announce that Sticky Exhibits is now formally a Community Interest Company. This gives us a legal form as an organisation and confirms our not for profit status by locking any assets that the company may now hold for community benefit. In practical day-to-day terms not alot changes, we are still run by volunteers with the same mission. The 'benefits' are: we have more credibility by having a recognisedlegal form; we can open a company bank account; we can bid for many more sources of funding; and the liabilities of those involved are now limited. This is a significant step in our plans. Many thanks to Cheshire's Social Enterprise Team and the Cheshire Social Enterprise Network for their support in helping us become a CIC.

February 2008

Support Sticky Exhibits

The winter months are the quieter months for events, but not for exhibit creation and repair. Repairs to our wind generator did not go quite to plan and we have had to return it for a professional overhall. Keeping our exhibits in service is more expensive than you might think. We do rely on lots of voluntary effort, but sometimes it is only cash that counts. Find out how you can support Sticky Exhibits by donation or sponsorship here

January 2008

A Belated Happy New Year

We were pleased to finish 2007 by winning 'Outstanding Project of the Year' at the Higher Education Volunteering Awards.

The year ahead should prove to be exciting as we finalise work to constitute Sticky Exhibits as a Community Interest Company.

06 December 2007

Sticky Exhibits Shortlisted in Higher Education Volunteering Awards

Sticky Exhibits has been shortlisted in the Higher Education Volunteering Awards under the 'Outstanding Project' category.

16 August 2007

Show goes on as busy summer season takes its toll

Unfortunately we have suffered a run of bad luck this summer sustaining damage to both our renewable energy system and associated games. Thankfully due to the efforts of volunteers and some money - thanks to donations from supporters and event organisers - we have been able to get things working in time for all our event commitments - with the purchase of a new battery, box and wiring. At present our wind generator set has a cracked blade so is out of action pending the finance and purchasing of a new head. Donations of a spare rutland 503 set most welcome!

Carnivals and Flowers

It was a busy weekend for Sticky Exhibits with two major events in one weekend. The first, in Liverpool, was the The World in Princes Park - end point for the Brouhaha International Carnival. The second, the Knowsley Flower Show. Both events featured the Eco Dome, Power Pod and a variety of themed exhibits.

13 July 2007

Photos from Glastonbury

Thanks to the Sticky Exhibits Crew from Glastonbury we now have some more photos to share!

making a wish at the magic dish clowns at the wishing bog stars in will


29 June 2007

Sticky Exhibits is two!

Glastonbury Festival 2007 marked the second birthday of Sticky Exhibits, despite the rain and mud we were able to showcase our new renewable power pod trailer along with a beta version of waste binvaders and our new reduce reuse recycle pinball table

stickier than ever in the glastonbury mud

1 June 2007

Power Pod Nears Completion

The Power Pod took a step closer to completion today with work to fabricate a mast and associated fixings to attach our wind generator. The solar panel covered teardrop trailer made its debut at the recent Ragley Green Fayre and will feature again at the Knowsley Green Fayre this weekend. It is hoped the solar and wind energy equipped trailer will be fully complete in time for Sticky Exhibit's 2nd Birthday Celebrations at Glastonbury Festival later this month.

23 April 2007

Sticky Exhibits for Ragely Green Fayre

We are delighted to report that Sticky Exhibits has been invited to be part of the brand new 'Ragley Green Fayre' over May Bank Holiday weekend. The event has been organised by Green Futures Festivals. Full details of the event are available via: or via the event blog at

13th April 2007

Power Pod in Production

After some time gathering the various elements, work has now started on the 'Renewable Power Pod' trailer. The PV solar panels will be fitted and wired over the next few weeks. We are still searching for a suitable detachable mast for our wind generator. If you can help, please get in touch!

9th March 2007

Eco paint applied to cabinet

A low impact wood stain is now being applied to the Waste (B)invaders cabinet.

cabinet painted with eco woodstain


1st March 2007

Waste (B)invaders Cabinet Takes Shape

Thanks to the sterling work of Alan, the Waste (B)invaders housing has moved from cardboard prototype into wooden cabinet.

wood cabinet takes shape


27th January 2007

Sticky Exhibits for Glastonbury Festival 2007

We are delighted to report that Sticky Exhibits has been invited to be part of the Green Futures Field at Glastonbury Festival 2007. Sticky Exhibits was launched at Glastonbury in 2005, so the 2007 appearance will mark our 2nd birthday! You can find out our location and who our neighbours will be by checking out the green futres field interactive map at:

16th January 2007

Old Cardboard Boxes put to Good Use!

Work has now commenced on building the mini arcade cabinet to house our new 'waste (b)invaders' game currently under development (see our news archive, for earlier details) The 1st prototype has been contructed from old carboard boxes to make sure the all the dimensions and angles are right. Work is now underway to produce a detailed plan from which to build the final cabinet.

card board prototype for waste binvaders cabinet

January 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Sticky Exhibits! We have a some exciting new exhibits in the pipeline for 2007. Please check back soon to keep up with progress, or whay not join our mail list?

Merry Christmas from Sticky Exhibits. Thank you for your support and interest in 2006. Please visit us again in 2007.


6 December 2006

Waste (b)invaders prototype in development

Here is a screen shot of our recycling game waste (b)invaders, currently under development. Thanks to Martin for his sterling work on the game development.

screen shot of waste invaders prototype game

9th November 2006

Autumn/Winter Research and Development

Sticky Exhibits can help with events year round but as the Autumn/Winter are generally less busy it gives us more time for research and development for new exhibits. At present we have several 'live' projects on the go including the Renewable Power Pod, Waste Invaders and Recycling Pinball Table; but we like to keep our eyes out for new possibilities too! When trawling the web we came across a rather neat collection at: There's a great collection of models and kits to demostrate some 'alternative' engines, why not check them out?

23 October 2006

'In Town Without My Car' at Stockport

Stockport Council have kindly provided pictures from the recent 'In Town Without My Car' Event, utilising our renewables displays.

in town without my car event, stockport

10 October 2006

C Red about Climate Change?

Sticky Exhibits will be part of the launch of Chester's Carbon Neutral Campaign C-Red this Thursday 12th October at Chester Town Hall from 12 Noon.

9 October 2006

Community Champions Grant Success

Sticky Exhibits' founder Bryan Lipscombe has just won a small grant from the Government's 'Community Champions' programme. The money will go towards the Power Pod exhibit and in legal work to constitute Sticky Exhibits using one of the newly available not for profit organisational business models.

11 August 2006

Revolution in Renewables

Our renewables exhibits are being put to use this Saurday at Kingsmead School in Cheshire. The event is part of a series of workshops for those interested in installing renewable energy systems.

How flat plate solar collectors work interactive

23rd June 2006

Sticky Exhibits is One!

Thanks to everyone for your support: Sticky Exhibits is one year old Our initial grant has long been spent and we have been solely reliant on donations for many months now. Thankfully we have enough in the kitty to cover core costs for another year but we still need your help to keep growing the exhibit collection. If you can help please get in touch.

Wind power needed for Kite Festival

Sticky Exhibits will be showing it's wind charger and associated renewable energy displays at the Wirral Kite Festival this Saturday and Sunday. The display is likely to include our new how 'solar thermal systems work' display which proved popular at both the St Helens World Aware and Cheshire Show events. Pictures will be added as here been mad busy and we've yet to download them to our pc!

13th June

Repeat Visit For Sticky Exhibits

The coming weekend will see a repeat showing of Sticky Exhibits at the St Helens World Aware Event. This year we will be taking a larger range of exhibits including solar and wind power and, fingers crossed, the first use of our how solar thermal energy works display due for collection from the fabricators this week!

Knowsley Green Fayre

The event season kicked off with a fantastic day at the Knowsley Green Fayre. Bright sunshine and a beautiful setting drew the crowds to an excellent event.

Sticky Exhibits brought the eco dome with a range of displays on solar energy. Our new set of 'kid resistant' solar spinners were put to use for our popular paper plate colour and spin activity where people simply take a plate, colour it in, then use the sun to make it spin! By our own estimates we reckon a good thousand people visited so many we ran out of plates!

eco dome at knowsley green fayre

28th April 2006

In 'Hot Water' over grant success

Sticky Exhibits founder, Bryan Lipscombe, has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Physics to create a new exhibit. The grant will be used to create a display - 'How Solar Hot Water Systems Work' - for use alongside our quarter size working solar hot water system. The grant comes from the Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme.

19th April 2006

Can you help us create the Earth Arcade?

Work has now started on the first exhibit in what we hope will be a new collection 'The Earth Arcade'. Our aim is to build a collection of environmentally themed arcade games. Games will run on 'low energy' mainly battery based systems. The aim is to create a collection that will be powered from renewable energy.

The first exhibit under development is a recycling and waste minimisation game called 'Waste Invaders'. A volunteer has come forward to make the game concept into a working programme and a low energy 'mini itx' pc has been sourced.

If you have an idea for a game why not share it with us at the ideas bank.

If you are an budding games programmer and would like to volunteer some of your time to help us develop new games for 'The Earth Arcade' why not get in touch?

15th March 2006

Volunteers Fair

Sticky exhibits will be seeking volunteers at the University of Chester's 'Volunteering an Careers Fair' in the afternoon of Friday 31st March. Why not have a look to see if you might be able to help us by looking here

8th March 2006

Chester in Partnership

Our solar electricty exhibit was recently in use at a Chester in Partnership event. Chester in Partnership is the Local Strategic Partnership for the Chester area. The partnership has a commitment to make Chester carbon neutral as part of it's Sustainable Community Strategy. The solar exhibit was used to demonstrate to delegates one of the technologies that could help make Chester carbon neutral.

6th March 2006

Climate Change Exhibits

Sticky Exhibits is currently working on a bid to secure funding for a Climate Change themed exhibit collection.

4th January 2006

Happy New Year from Sticky Exhibits!


24th December 2005

Merry Christmas from Sticky Exhibits.  Thanks for visiting during 2005.  Please visit us again in 2006.

8th December 2005

A range of Sticky Exhibits resources were in use at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool as part of the Urban Forum event, organised by Operation Eden.  Operation Eden organised a series of workshops at the event and used a selection of renewable energy exhibits to stimulate discussion.

Solar water heater at Urban Forum workshop

Photo credit: Tom Veitch


6th December 2005

Here are some photos of our Mersey Waterfront Event at the Boat Musuem in Ellesmere Port!

sticky exhibits display at boat musuem

visitors to boat museum event


22nd October 2005

Photos of the electric bike have now been added here

16th September 2005

Greater Manchester In Town Without My Car Events

Sticky Exhibits will be at two events this weekend, working alongside Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, Rochdale, Salford and Manchester Councils.

The Rochdale event on Saturday 17th is at South Street between 10 am and 4 pm, whilst the joint Manchester and Salford event takes place on bridge Street between 12 noon and 4 pm.

20th August 2005

The Sticky Exhibits collection now includes a folding electric bike.   

4th August 2005

Planet St Helens go Sticky

'Planet St Helens', the partnership that promotes local action for sustainable development in St.Helens, Merseyside, made use of Sticky Exhibits for the recent St Helens Show.  The Sticky Exhibits 'Eco Dome' housed the 'Electricity from the Sun' exhibit*, alongside the solar spinner, first trailed at Chester in July. Over 600 pictures were produced, and spun, by local children over the three-day event. 

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*sponsored by the Institute of Physics as part of Einstein Year.  EINSTEIN and other marks™ Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Represented by The Roger Richman Agency, Inc.,     

18th July 2005

In a Spin at Chester

Around 150 children got to play with solar power at the 'Only One Earth' Event in Chester, thanks to a display from Sticky Exhibits.  Children drew patterns and pictures onto paper plates prior to taking them for a spin on the 'solar spinner' machine - a collection of small solar cells linked to electric motors.  The budding artists could vary the speed of the spin and thus change the effect of their spinning patterns by varying the amount of light reaching the cells.  The solar spinner was set up alongside the 'Electricity from the Sun' exhibit to explain how solar electricty works*  

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*sponsored by the Institute of Physics as part of Einstein Year.  EINSTEIN and other marks™ Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Represented by The Roger Richman Agency, Inc.,

6th July 2005

Sun Shines for Solar Demo at St Helens

Sticky Exhibits featured at the World Aware celebration in St Helens, a new event to mark the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.   Around 500 people came along to the afternoon arts in the park event with a strong sustainable development theme.   The Eco Dome was in use to promote renewable energy aided by the St Helens Council's Energy Efficiency Team.  The centre piece to the display was the 'Electricity from the Sun' exhibit set sponsored by the Institute of Physics as part of Einstein Year*

Solar Electricity Display at World Aware Event

Photo credit: St Helens Council

einstein year logo *EINSTEIN and other marks™ Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Represented by The Roger Richman Agency, Inc.,

29th June 2005

Giant Loo takes Glastonbury by storm

The Sticky Exhbits project launch at Glastonbury Festival was a great success, with the giant loo the most photographed loo on site!  An estimated 2000 people braved the mud and rain to visit Sticky Exhibits tent in the Green Futures Field

The Giant Loo, normally used for water awareness promotions, was converted into the Glastonbury Wishing Bog.  Some 600 people made a wish using the loo, helping to raise just over a hundred pounds towards the project.

The 'electricty from the sun' display, also on show, also proved itself popular.  Evaluation forms distributed to visitors indicate the exhibit 'hit the spot' in helping to explain how solar electricity works. 

General reaction to the project concept and mission were positive and some excellent contacts were made.   A number of people signed up to the project mailing list

19th June 2005

Project launch approaches

Sticky Exhibits will launch at this year's Glastonbury Festival where the project will feature as part of the 'Green Futures' field.  Information about the project and a selection of exhibits will be on display in the Eco Dome tent.  Exhibits are likely to feature: the Giant Loo, Solar Electricity Display, and Wind Generator.

5th June 2005

Count down to project launch, web site now under construction

The Sticky Exhibits project will officially launch later this month. As the launch approaches, our web site is now under construction.  The site is being created with the help of ethical internet.   Please call again soon for the latest details and apologies for the gaps!


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