Behind the Scenes at The Heart and Lung Repair Shop

Empty room with green walls

Believe it or not, this is what our empty shop looked like when we began the project (it had last been used as an Alice in Wonderland themed pop-up cinema).

People decorate

It took a lot of hard work to transform our retail unit into The Heart and Lung Repair Shop! Here are Chris, Will and Annie pulling staples out of the wall panels, after we pulled off all the green felt.

Posters put up outside shop

The first big step was installing the vinyl signage onto the shop front (which was a tricky task, but Chris and Annie managed eventually). As soon as the signage was up we started to get curious looks from people passing by.

Outside of shop

A flyer stand helped to spread the word about the shop.

Man with workbench

Here is Chris, chief shop designer and builder, admiring his pegboard handiwork.

Two people paint shelves for shop

Shop Assistants Will and Janine painting shelves in the back room.

Annie writes labels

Annie, who designed all the labeling for the shop products, branding the packaging.

Blackboard painted on to wall

Chris’ assistant, Lee, painting the blackboard.

Multi-coloured stools

Freshly painted chairs, just waiting for an audience to sit on them.

Man vacuumns floor

Shop Assistants Ros and Will doing some very impressive last minute floor cleaning.