9th May 2014

Just had some fantastic news - I might actually get to meet Grayson Perry!

For those of you that may not know, the Yorkshire Museum is hosting a Museums at Night event next Thursday with Grayson Perry and Alan Measles.

The museum asked York College's art department to make bears for a teddy bears' picnic/bear hunt, with the winners invited to tea with Grayson Perry.

York Museums Trust picked eleven winners and mine was one of them! 



Many thanks to Clare who told me all about the tansy beetle!

this is what I wrote on the label


A spectacular new species of beetle has been discovered in the centre of York that may be the strangest yet. The bear-like beetle first appeared in Museum Gardens after a visit to the Yorkshire Museum by the Turner Prize winning ceramicist Grayson Perry and his bear Alan Measles.

The new species appears to be an offshoot of the Tansy Beetle; a rare insect only found living along the river Ouse at York. The newcomer, a 3cm long bright green beetle, has a teddy bear face and limbs.
Entomologists remain perplexed.  A spokesperson said 'We've named the beetle Crysolina Rubeola but between ourselves it's called the Bugbear. We've never seen anything like it. No-one seems to know quite how this species may have evolved.'
Grayson Perry was unavailable for comment.


Now that it's finally sunk in - what am I going to wear?!