443 people participated in the making of a Sherlock history on the 31st of August 2014 and I’m very proud to say that I was one of them. As a Sherlock fan, I couldn’t be more happier by being part of the project, especially that I was approached by the Managing Director about the photos I took at the event. She asked first If I was a member of the press covering the story, but I said no, then she asked me if I could send her the photos I took/will be taking.
The event was formally called as the Sherlock World Record and attendees had to dress like Mr. Holmes. Also, to join the attempt registration was necessary which cost £15. At the venue, participants were given a goody bag with a deerstalker, pipe and magnifying glass inside it.
It wasn’t at all a gathering of Sherlock fans because the main aim of the event was to raise funds to aid for the building of a Brain Research Center in Yorkshire to help deal with life limiting conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia.
As people were patiently waiting for the time, a sneak peek into York Theater Royal’s Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis was staged. I’m planning to watch the play as it is still on until the 21st of September at The Guildhall in York.
It started at 12 pm but the record breaking didn’t start until 2 pm so the crowd was serenaded by different bands and singers. All of them were really good. Laura Erby rendered songs right after the Sherlock World Record attempt. Her live performance was equally amazing as the main event.
To make it more amusing and unique, the goers had to do a dance routine for 5 minutes to satisfy the Guinness World Records Judges.
The most Sherlockalike participant was awarded with a Sherlock script signed by the actors of the series.