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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Justine Jones

April 23, 2008 - 05:11 AM
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Winter Carnival.

You may find the above worth considering. It will be on Fri 7th Nov this year and is an amazing event! Web site for further info is for pictures etc. I think it would be worth a look. It is in various Somerset towns over about 10 days but Bridgwater is the biggest one as I think they do the judging there. I don't think all the 'floats' go to all the other venues.
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Brian Adamson

April 23, 2008 - 05:01 AM
There are three "events" I would recommend for photographing, all are in the North East of England.
(1) The Kite Festival in Washington - sponsored by Nissan and has a heavy Japanese flavour to it.
(2) The Air Show on the coast (Seaburn/Roker) in Sunderland. Low level, close fly pasts over the sea and special attractions.
(3) Beamish Open-Air Museum (like walking back in time). Genuine original buildings re-built brick by brick in the grounds of Beamish museum with trams and trains for transport.
For eact dates and times, I would suggest "Googling" all three.
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Guy Hudson

April 23, 2008 - 04:55 AM
As a live action roleplayer I think that one of the main events of the Lorien Trust (at Locko Park, Derby) would show the environment being used in interesting ways. That at the main event you can have around 3000 people in full armour, costume and most of them dressed as warriors or as bizarre monsters and villains. If the local news are allowed to take videos of the massed battles and make documentary then I don't imagine there will be many problems for your pictures.

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David Eyre

April 23, 2008 - 04:52 AM
The 'Round the island' Sailing Race. This year being held on Saturday 28th June. Over 1800 sailing yachts will sail anti-clockwise roundd the Isle of Wight. Tjis is an annual event, withthousnads of people taking part and is a spectacular thio g to see ( and to take part in).
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