The idea was conceived by singer-songwriter Jess Goyder during a leadership program run by Landmark Eductaion. Jess felt surrounded by ‘angels’ or people she wanted to thank, from an unknown taxi driver who drove her across London and back for nothing to someone who’s made her a piece of furniture out of love.
In wanting to go further than simply saying ‘thank you’, ‘Angeling’ people into the angel gallery was conceived. On this website users will be able to choose from a variety of quirky, hand painted images of angels and send someone a private or public message telling them exactly why they are an angel. Linked closely to both Twitter and Facebook, angeling people will be fun, easy and inspire others to think about who the angels are in their lives who are in need of a thank you. As momentum builds, Jess plans to extend the site into the place of inspiration for even more creative acts of thanks, documenting everything from organised surprises to thank-yous involving art and music.
This first stage of the site launched on 6th June at the Good Ship in London, where Jess performed with a full band. Guests were encouraged to bring along anyone who they wish to thank and the angel messages and images created both before and during the event formed a part of the music and digital projections displayed on the night.