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South Bank (Jubilee) flagpole at half mast

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Wednesday 17 January 2007 1.13am
In case you were wondering who might have died ...

According to the newly revamped website of the Southbank [sic] Centre it is an art installation...

THE HAYWARD FLAG PROJECT From January 2007, The Hayward is commissioning a series of flags that will fly from the 100-foot high flagpole at the edge of Jubilee Gardens, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The project offers artists from around the world a chance to stimulate ideas and provoke reflection on a variety of issues, ranging from patriotism and national identity to pageantry and celebration.
Yinka Shonibare has created the first flag, which questions the world's current attitude towards peace. His plain white flag is a symbol of both peace and surrender, but, hung at half-mast, it suggests a peace that is either not yet fully recognised, or in a state of mourning.

Approximately four flags will be produced each year, and the raising of each new flag will include an accompanying performance that incorporates music, speeches, parades and poetry.
Wednesday 24 January 2007 3.28pm
Thank you for that.

I thought the white flag indicated that the South Bank Centre had finally surrendered and agreed to allow the car park to become part of Jubilee Gardens.
Thursday 15 March 2007 4.10pm
Tracey Emin is designing the next flag:

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Thursday 15 March 2007 4.59pm
a dirty sheet no doubt!
Friday 16 March 2007 9.53am
Someone should do a USA one half burnt with holes.
Friday 16 March 2007 12.10pm
A lifeguard's flag indicating whether it's safe to swim. After all, it will be next to the South Bank Beach......

Oh no sorry. I've just remembered that the South Bank Centre managed to ruin that.
Friday 16 March 2007 1.52pm
beetroot wrote:
Someone should do a USA one half burnt with holes.

Very cheesy.

If artists had the balls and oringality they could do something attacking a less comfortable target.

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