Monday, 1 July 2013

Why we can't have nice things

I'm having a well deserved week off so looking for things to do, I'm planning to break the habit of a lifetime and venture into Bristol city centre to see the Gromit art trail that's just been put on show:
A series of giant Gromit sculptures, decorated by well-known celebrities and artists, are being "unleashed" in Bristol.
Eighty of the 5ft (1.5m) tall models of Aardman's famous canine character will form a "grand" arts trail.
Designs include those from Sir Quentin Blake, Cath Kidston, One Direction's Zayn Malik, The Beano and Harry Hill.
They will be on display for 10 weeks before being auctioned off in aid of the Bristol Children's Hospital.
And while I'm wandering about, no doubt I'll stop off in a cafe or restaurant for lunch and maybe do some shopping. Other people will probably have similar ideas. That's good for local businesses. However, it looks like I might have to get in quick due to the sculptures getting some unwanted attention:
A second giant Gromit sculpture has been vandalised in Bristol a day after it was installed.
The sculpture called Carosello by artist Giuliano Carapia was located outside The Spyglass restaurant on Welsh Back in the city centre.
It had been prised from its plinth. It is the second of the sculptures to be damaged over the weekend.
Smashing up stuff that's going to be used to raise money for charity? Nice one arseholes.

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