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Penzance MP Andrew George plays Pop Up Ping Pong

By CMScott  |  Posted: August 14, 2013

By Scott Hamilton

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MP ANDREW George was on of a number of people who popped into Penzance’s new Pop Up Shop for a game of ping-pong.

Art and sport activities are running at the former Stead and Simpson’s store in Market Jew Street between 11am-3pm.

An unusual “spin-painting bike” was producing wildly coloured paintings for children who had the leg muscle to power the machine to top speed while paints were poured from a height.

Individual badge-making was also very popular.

Funny Faces face-painting donated their creative services and will be there again tomorrow (Friday).

Rachel Martin from Pop Up Penzance said: “It’s been really nice to see families come in and enjoy themselves, and do something different during their day in Penzance.

Pop Up’s Maria McEwen said: “We have a comfy sofa for parents to relax while their children do an activity and hopefully they go on with their shopping feeling a little refreshed.”

Andrew George MP popped into the shop for a quick game of ping-pong and to express his support for the community run project which aims to re-invigorate the empty spaces in the town.

On the menu for next week is a mother and baby theme, with new Cornish company Hug & Co taking up residence.

The company started as producers of soft bamboo jersey baby slings but have also developed into the only UK company offering people who want to work in the baby sector help to create their own business.

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