On the first weekend in June, a secret club had cooked up some deliciously colourful Hama-Bead-Marmalade at our favourite tiny coffee shop called Street Coffee, in Vestergade, Aarhus, Denmark.
For this event we had specially retooled the Fantastic Automatic Aut-o-Mat to spit out Hama bead challenges to the people who dared to take them!
A secret club outside Street Coffee in Vestergade
In preparation, I had hand lettered a poster, which we had fixed on our newly built A-frame.
The text reads translated from Danish into English:
"Take the Hama bead challenge with our Fantastic Automatic Aut-o-Mat for just 10 crowns. Solve the challenge and you will become a happier and more beautiful person. Inside, you can play our special Hama bead games completely free, while you are sitting and sipping (your coffee)."
Participants are having a go at a more difficult Hama bead sudoku.
Looking out on Vestergade through a secret club's Perleplade Marmelade sign
Upon inserting a 10 crown coin into the Fantastic Automatic Aut-o-Mat, a number of beads and a task where issued. When you had finished the challenge, the beads were ironed to stick together and a pin was attached so that the proud maker could wear his or her creation.
Freda is looking for another bead challenge from a secret club's Fantastic Automatic Aut-o-Mat
Kenn and a participant working on mastering a bead challenge
Some examples of possible challenges: Something that can fly, a medal, a monster, a robot, ...
A fine glow-in-the-dark robot made by a young participants
Inside the coffee shop, those who'd rather play a game could try themselves at our Hama bead versions of Tic Tac Toe or solve a Hama Bead Sudoku if you'd rather played alone while sipping your coffee or hot chocolate.
Happy people showing off their mystic signs
Jonas is getting the look with the beady eye glasses
Katrina and myself with our finest beady feather headpieces
Take One! - This was a secret club's calling card of the day.
This event was funded by Børnekulturpuljen and sponsored by Hama.
All photos by Nikolaj Knudsen and a secret club