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4th-May-2010 02:17 pm
I spotted my first elephant today - well, my first elephant in the wild:

Yeah, I'd forgotten about this charity artwork thing as well. It seemed to get announced years ago and now has suddenly appeared (and will only be running for a couple of months before they all get taken down again - you'd think they could at least leave them up all summer so the tourists could get a look at them.) Anyway I didn't realise there was this one at Greenwich Market; I quite like it. It has peppers on it for some reason. Apparently there's two more somewhere in Greenwich so I'll have to look out for them, as well as the others around London, obviously.

I don't know if this is why Greenwich got a couple of elephants of its own, but later this month Greenwich Theatre has a show called Elephant running. Sadly it doesn't appear to be a stage adaptation of the Gus Van Sant film of the same name, so I won't be going. Oh come on, someone must be willing to stage Elephant: The Musical? After Silence of the Lambs and Porn we need another bad-taste musical. Songs could include "Just Another Ordinary Day," "Nope, Nothing Unusual Going On Here," "Actually This Is Getting Boring Now," "Shit, It's Some Gays With Guns," "Aaaaargh! Why Me?" and "Oh Let's Just All Blame Marilyn Manson." No? Well I'm putting the idea out there anyway.
4th-May-2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I would absolutely go and see that musical;)

When the elephantparade came to Amsterdam last autumn I found 78 out of the 113 elephants on display. I love this project. I wish I could travel to London before July.
4th-May-2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
So I'm assuming they must make a new set of elephants for every city, because it says they'll be auctioned off for the charity after they're taken down.
4th-May-2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
If I understand correctly they ask local artists to design them.

I also saw one in Antwerp in front of the Zoo. Maybe that one was bought in the auction and donated.
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