Last summer, I was asked to be part of the new Bodyworks Exhibition which opened last month at the Glasgow Science Centre. Considering I have the psyche myself up to wear a pair of shorts, the prospect of being shot in my undies was somewhat nerve wracking. Especially when I turned up to be shown into a room with baby oil and weights, which I was told I could use to prepare myself for the shoot. I declined and opted to pace the floor inside, whilst listening to a fencer being pictured at the otherside of a curtain as onlookers oohed and ahhed at his muscle definition and chiselled physique. Gulp!
Then I was shuttled in wearing only my pants and bra to be greeted by the photographer... who I used to work with on a previous newspaper. Awkward!
Here's the marketing bit "All about you and the science underpinning health and wellbeing in the 21st century. Be a snot ninja, run in the giant hamster wheel, perform a virtual autopsy, solve a murder and bust some moves at the DNA disco. Record your own physical and physiological performance on your personal passport and compare with other visitors or become actively engaged with cutting edge research through in-depth research capsules and real-science live lab experiences. Come and find out how your BodyWorks"
My picture is part of a montage on sportspeople and their different body types.
We went along to the opening night last month. As it was three days after the Thames Path 100, my body was most certainly not working!
It's a fantastic exhibition. Great fun for kids. And Cairn had a good time too :-) It's a permanent exhibition - included in the usual entry price. Hightly recommended for a day out.