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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.
One Nation under CCTV
Banksy uses scaffolding to poke fun at our CCTV nation.
Location: Newman Street, London
Description: This is where Banksy in April 2008 pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.
The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.
Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.
The scaffolding gang subsequently returned to remove all evidence - again without the camera operator stopping them.
The work shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: 'One nation under CCTV.'
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: The Banksy London Tour