Ravensburger brings community together
Community puzzle evening brings local residents together to piece together whopping 40,000-piece jigsaw
Almost 100 people of all ages from London’s White City community turned out to help piece together Ravensburger’s record breaking jigsaw puzzle.
The event, which took place on Friday 23 February, was organised by local residents Kevin Nathanial and Adriaan Van Zyl, in collaboration with Hammersmith and Fulham Council's Resident Involvement Team, and hosted at The Invention Rooms at London’s Imperial College new White City Campus.
Kevin acquired the world's largest commercial puzzle from Ravensburger, which has a whopping 40,320 pieces and is officially recognised by The Guinness Book of World Records. Approximately 600 hours are needed to assemble the masterpiece. With a little bit of patience and some careful planning, local residents worked together over the course of the evening on two of the puzzle’s panels.
Co-organiser Adriaan Van Zyl said: "We owe a great deal of thanks to Ravensburger for donating the world's biggest puzzle and Imperial for hosting this event. Through our pilot schemes at Browning and Lancaster Court, and this evening's event at The Invention Rooms, the puzzle project has proven to be an important activity which brings our community together."
Benn Bramwell, Marketing Manager, Ravensburger UK added: “We were approached by Kevin and Adriaan with a community project idea and from the outset we wanted to provide support and be involved. It’s been great to now witness it come to fruition and really nice to see local residents of all ages come together in an attempt to complete this huge jigsaw puzzle that is now providing this community with a fun creative activity."
With two panels now complete, and two more being worked upon, the puzzle is close to the half-way stage. Potential community groups to work on the remaining panels are now being sought after.
For more information about the puzzle community project, email Duncan@provencepr.co.uk or call 01604588111.