Your Ideas

During the course of Simon’s journey around England members of the public were invited to post ideas of events and leisure pursuits that he could photograph, thereby positioning him alongside his fellow countrymen and attempting to involve the ‘English', to a certain degree, in their own representation. The ideas that were posted provide an interesting snapshot of the country in 2008 and work alongside Simon’s photographs. They illustrate what's important to people and explore their own thoughts on notions of Englishness.

You can read all the ideas below or download a pdf here

Your Ideas

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Vera Carstairs
  v.carstairs@btinternet.com

June 11, 2008 - 04:22 AM
 
Holy Island, where people gather on the beach for morning service on Sundays. Can send an image if I had an e-mail address. V.C.
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Mary Thum
  mary@marythum.com

June 10, 2008 - 01:28 PM
 
"The Bumps" in Cambridge, 11-14 June. I see Cathy Hunsley has already suggested this, but I'd second the suggestion!
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Cathy Hunsley
  cathyhunsley@tfl.gov.uk

June 10, 2008 - 12:27 PM
 
This week Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th June is May Bumps on the Cam in Cambridge. This is a form of rowing devised to suit the Cam, where you cannot row side by side. It is almost impossible to describe but each race is several minutes of total chaos and great fun - particularly for spectators who've picnicked on the riverbank first. Taking part are something like 1500 young people.
See http://www.firstandthird.org/frames/rowing/bumpsintro.shtml for details of Bumps with links to results and times of the races.
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Katherine Howells
  kat@photovoice.org

June 10, 2008 - 05:21 AM
 
Hi Simon, It was lovely to meet you last night. As suggested here is the link to the Cropredy Festival in Oxford. http://www.fairportconvention.com/guide.php

My parents have been going for a couple of years and from what I can gather it is a bit of an old hippy convention... don't tell them i said that. They will be there again with their camper, which is my Dad's biggest love, second only to my Mum (and hopefuly me), so do give me a shout if you wanted a couple of tour guides.

Good luck!
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