Elderly women potter about the store with their granny-bags, a young boy drags a toy helicopter along the floor behind him and the workers bustle around filling the shelves. This was the scene at Twydall Woolworths as it faces its hardest time yet.
Contrary to what the pundits would have you believe, Woolworths does indeed have a niche. Itâ€™s one thatâ€™s very close to my heart. In fact, after Somerfield, Amazon and First Great Western Iâ€™ve probably spent more money at Woolworths than anywhere else since I started this course.
Thatâ€™s not to say I love pick â€˜nâ€™ mix (I donâ€™t like sweets) and I certainly never browse beyond my aisle of choice. But for me, Woolworthâ€™s has been a refuge from the relentless newsy-ness of this term so far.
There's a copy of this book at the Maritime Greenwich campus but it's reserved until the 16th of december or something. I was wondering if it's anyone on this course and if so whether I'd be able to have a look at it some time this week. Cheers everyone, good luck!
On monday The Environmental society are holding a swap shop event from 12-2pm in PK107, TheÂ Amnesty International society and the RAG society will also be there. The basic idea is to promote these societys but more importantly the aim of The Environmental society is to prevent as much 'stuff' from going to landfill as possible.
UMSA has asked for the recreation of the school newspaper (formerly known as PULP - this name is not required).
At this current stage, there is an active search for nearly anyone willing to write or do any other work for it. This includes areas like:
- writers (reporters, feature writers, subeditors, columnists, critics, etc - even novelists and poets - basically anyone who wants to write)
- designers and artists (designers, photographers)
- finance and law consultants (sponsor-finding and overseeing contracts - business and law students preferably)