Glorious weather ruined only by strange going-ons on 4th Plinth

Glorious weather ruined only by strange going-ons on 4th Plinth


Episode 3 of 3 of our bizarre Trafalgar Square saga.

See Episode 1 , Episode 2
Intro and recap:
What do you get if you mix a JCB, a monk, and a vampire? Answer: an hour’s worth of 4th Plinth material. We think an explanation is in order…

Location: Trafalgar Square London, UK
Date: 21st August 2009, 9am
Problem: Three of four plinths in Trafalgar Square have large statues devoted to the great and good of Britain’s past. The fourth has always been empty.
Solution: Artist Anthony Gormely dreams up the idea of letting anyone fill the vacant spot for an hour. One hundred days long, this experiment in free expression, means 2400 people get to expose their talents (and some exposed more than the organisers bargained for!), and they can do almost anything.

Click on thumbnails to get the full glorious story!
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JCB 535-95 prefers butcher loads

JCB 535-95 prefers butcher loads


Episode 3, and what can we say? Well, it was all going swimmingly well for our heroic hero, strutting his stuff, 30 feet up on the 4th plinth. Anthony the plastic rat sold for an astonishing 311 UKPounds. Simpsons clouds floated overhead. Pigeons swooped, tourists cooed, monks groaned and life was wonderful. But straining at the leash, 2 snarling JCBs eyed their drivers, willing them on to pounce on A.Lyal (deceased). With amazing torque, and a way with women, these yellow behemoths dreamed of the builders yard, yet were consigned to taxi service for strangely dressed performers and dodgy installation artists.

At the appointed minute our highwayman was whisked off his his plinth and off his trolley, shunted to the oneandother HQ, and debriefed. Under protest that Scotsmen wear nothing “under the kilt“, a deal was done, and the strip search swapped for a voluminous voxpop. Talking of pop, and we don’t mean the frothy kind, our honourable hero consented to an interview, and then we all went for a nice cup of tea. Us Brits, we really know how to do this stuff in style…

Oh and as this is the last episode here are some plugs and thanks:
Witchery Tours www.witcherytours.com
OneAndOther www.oneandother.co.uk
JCB: download the spec here JCB-539-95.pdf

Videos are worth a million stories, and photos 5 words; so see our visual record of an incredible hour and a bit.

Don’t come back next week for episode 4 of 3, same place, same channel same time. But do come back for more unique and compelling content from your favourite channel Yellowwheels.com !

See: Episode 1 , Episode 2

having sold a plastic rat, Trafalgar plinthers wrestle with dead cat

having sold a plastic rat, Trafalgar plinthers wrestle with dead cat

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