The Most Beautiful Deckchairs on Gods Earth

Some things are made entirely of love.

On Saturday we are taking an open top bus full of people to the seaside to play some games, eat some food, play some music and make some friends.

For everyone involved in Hope and Social having fun and making art is the wind in our sails; one evening, wine in hand, Ben Denison was on twitter with artist Malcolm Cruickshank and his fabulous lady Rhona Mowat talking about all that stuff, and about our upcoming seaside charabanc.

As is usual, they got a little excited. So began Musical Deckchairs.

The below video is how “The Most Beautiful Deckchairs on Gods Earth” were made.

Musical Deckchairs from Malcolm Cruickshank on Vimeo. Music by Hope and Social.

They will be used this Saturday on a beach in Yorkshire in a game of musical deckchairs with us playing the music, and are made…….. entirely of love.

The frames of the chairs are described as “…the quintessential British deckchair frame…”. They are made by Southsea Deckchairs from European hardwood sourced from sustainable managed forests and are the same frames that grace promenades and seafronts all around the uk.

They will last a human lifetime….or two.

The slings are hand crafted from recycled sailcloth from an ocean going racing yacht, and combined with the artistic flair and passion for life of Malcolm and Rhona, the are quite simply the most beautiful deckchairs on Gods earth.

Game on.

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September 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

They are beautiful! Can’t wait to see them at the weekend.


September 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Wow! Fantastic. What an enormous effort. Can’t wait….

September 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

engaging video!! Brilliant idea!

September 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Shouldn’t be surprised by now at the incredible enthusiasm and inventiveness of hope and social and their friends and supporters – but I’m stunned! Fantastic – can’t wait for Saturday!

September 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

am practising jumping in and out of deckchairs!

September 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

May might be practising but she can practice as much as she likes…she’s so hopeless that even Iona will probably beat her!!

Ellen S
September 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Amazing! I so wish I could be there. I look forward to seeing the pictures and video!

Susan Thomas (& Ophelia & Uly)
September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

The dedication and creativity of Hope & Social fans never fails to amaze and inspire. Great video (and work ethic!) Mr. Cruickshank. Loved the ending bit.
We hope everyone has a wonderful time Saturday. Make art! Make art!
We anticipate highly enjoyable tales, photos and videos–so don’t disappoint

September 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

I want one , (well 2 actually)

Dean Stewart
September 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

WOW! I only saw a picture of this yesterday as the video wouldn’t show on my iPhone. Now I’ve seen the video…. WOW. Can’t wait for tomorrow, it’s gonna be amazing. I think the weather may even be nice!

September 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm

We got one , the force is strong in that one

Thats my girl

Well done Kaela x x x

September 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

my god they’re good. Malc and Rhona.
The chairs are cool too. :)
why do i feel like I miss everyone so much?
loved the day – so special.

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Sharron Clemons
December 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

We got one , the force is strong in that one Thats my girl Well done Kaela x x x

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john doors
August 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Great chairs guys, we make them too from old sailcloth with Southsea frames as well and of course think ours have a place on gods earth :)