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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Jane Morton

June 09, 2008 - 01:37 AM
We have a annual fancy dress picnic in our garden every July. You're welcome to join us.
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Tim & Maureen Roberts

June 04, 2008 - 11:37 AM
On monday 21 July at 23 Keedwell Hill Long Ashton nr Bristol, Luca Phillips will be 2 years old- born on the hottest day and was 1 on the wettest day.What will the weather be like this year?

Tues 10 June at Queens Park Centre Aylesbury Bucks, the Sunflower Group are unveiling a community plaque made by the group (adults with learning disabilities).
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Alison Evans

June 04, 2008 - 12:42 AM
From this week on, we get 45,000 people over just 3 weeks coming to see our world-famous quintessentially English rose garden: these are centuries-old rose varieties which flower only once in June. Their scent is superlative, the shapes of the blooms exquisite the stories behind their names romantic, and they attract visitors from all over England and the world. We're a National Trust property open every day until 8.0pm.
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Mary Margaret Lambert

June 03, 2008 - 02:59 AM
Our amazing volunteer run museum in Topsham, nea rExeter, Devon is holding a Secret Gardens Day on this Sunday June 8th, 11 hidden gardens will be open to the public in this history little town, you be so welcome....finish the trail with a homemade cream tea (of course, jam and then cream on ourscones!!) Curious hidden heavens of plants, paving, sculpture and of course a plant stall full of cherished cuttings and seedlings!
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