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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.

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August 06, 2008 - 09:04 AM
Miriam -

On 11-13 September, the Temple is hosting an RHS flower show within its huge garden. It’s a little known fact that the Temple is actually the original home of the Chelsea Flower Show, and hosted the RHS’s annual spring show there from 1888 to 1911, before this got transferred to its current Chelsea location. This year will be the first time in nearly a century that the show will return to its original home and many of the exhibits are marking the occasion with ornate historical displays.

Just for info, the Temple is a 20-acre piece of land that lies between the Embankment and the Strand, and is home to two medieval Inns of Court, an 800-year old round church (made famous in the Da Vinci Code), the Elizabethan Middle Temple Hall and the enormous Inner Temple garden (3 acres!). Any chance the floral show, garden or round church might make a good photostory?

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