This was a magic moment, Jimmy had never ever quite felt anything like this before
the lady inside was amazing and very patient (and very hot i assume!)
Jimmy has some recollection of batman from his childhood – but not a great deal
Alex on the other hand is an avid star wars fan and knows the storys inside and out but knows very little about the appearance of the charactersAlix also likes toys but does not really get a great deal out of them information wise, costumes and larger props are a much better source of information for him
This was amazing – Alex had no idea han was in a block and also why is he screaming if he was frozen ?
me and you know that there was an element of heat (thats why han was screaming in pain) but that was never mentioned just shown – so when Alex listens to the films that information would have slipped passed him
Once again – no recollection from childhood
So i breifly mentioned a man in a magic box who can fly back and foward in time
and more goodies and baddies and monsters and robits
Once again i was told “this is you”
He really loved the blink angels
This moment will haunt me for ever
“you are a fat pig”
this keeps him up to date with the timesOut of all of the things that we felt that day
can you believe that Jimmy’s favorite was the Face of bo!
the least tactile out of all of them
A big floaty head in a fish tank!
Kemmy is a huge Dr Who fan
and was amazed at the updated version of the cyberman – it was very different to what he remembers
Jimmy loves shows
and this was appearing locally
(as i had auditioned, i was offerd the part of mushnik but turned it down as i wanted the dentist!)
we managed to get a touch tour before the show of all 4/5 stages of the plant which was fantastic
this really helped a great dealthe story itself was very simple it would have only been the plant that may have caused confusuion, but as he got to feel that before the show he could picture it in his head as we went along
small Audrey 2 – hand puppet in a tin
Medium size Audrey 2 in the background
Full size audrey 2 – big enough for jimmy to fall into her mouth!
potted Audrey 2 with false armthis was great
as jimmy could feel my arm working it and then feel the false arm
and i would explain that having the false arm there people would think the plant is real, because it would move
Mechanical moving vines
This was a great show for Jimmy as he learnt a lot from it
it contained a lot of messages about people and being who you arehe also got to feel the puppets and see how they worked
they even demonstrated them having se for him!
Not only did we get to feel the puppets but also props and sets – this was so fantastic as Jimmy know had an idea of the scale of everything
When penny used to watch Wrestling many years ago it used to be leotards
but its moved on since thenhere we are feeling the wrestlers clothes and pads and masks
He we are at WWE Nottingham arena feeling one of the masks from rey mysterio!
the shows and characters are always fun and very simple to follow
and there is often water and mess – and a lot of joining in
this was a such a memorable moment
Jimmy loves my elmo toys – and so this was an ideal opportunity for him to discover the rest of the gang
we was taken onto the stage 20 minutes before the show and they was all there waiting for us
it was a bit rushed but what an amazing experience
Jimmy was overwhelmed!
We went ot london to see a show with a service user and while we was there they had a huge event on in Leicester square
I was aware that there was going to be some Dr who displays and i figured that dennis was able to see in his younger days so we tried to tell him about dr being in london – but there was no reaction at all
we triend for at least an hour, re phrazing words and trying to use props to help explain but it just wasnt sinking in
The minute we got there we found the Dr who tent and i put dennis’s hand straight onto a dalek – and straight away he signed Dr Who!
it is amazing how iconic props and costumes can be
he rememberd straight away just by feeling the daleks plunger!
yet on the train he just did not understand
Ahh – childhood memories
We had to make a sharp exit after this as Dennis was on the floor trying to feel how it flew – the owner got quite concerned!