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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

One Nation under CCTV



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.'

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Tagged in this Tour: The Banksy London Tour

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One Nation under CCTV

Banksy uses scaffolding to poke fun at our CCTV nation.


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One Nation under CCTV

Alas, it has been painted over now (d_light)
Posted by d_light on 2009-10-16
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