Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ramsgate To Get Bayeux Tapestry

As my picture shows, the local youth have already discovered the new hoarding around the old hoarding on the Royal Sands (aka Pleasurama aka Titanic) eyesore here in the Millionaires' Playground.

Now comes a circular from Ramsgate Firster and not so teeny-tiny councillor Gerry O'Donnell saying he's got permission from the site's (extraordinarily slow) developer SFP Ventures and their contractor Cardy to 'paint murals' on it. Gerry witters: 'I have agreed that Ramsgate Town Council should take some overview leadership to ensure that the artwork is of the highest standard achievable in all circumstances'. Hurrah! Let's re-animate Van Gogh!

Er, not quite, as Family Guy lookalike G'OD's missive concludes: 'There should be an element of continuity to underline that we are a community - think Bayeux Tapestry.'

Oh, right you are Gerry. Bayeux Tapestry eh? Hmmm. I'm thinking. I'm thinking bows, arrows, Norman invasion. I know! Seeing as it's not unknown for the locals to stand on the cliff top flicking what I believe are called 'vickies' at the cliffs of France on a clear summer's day, how about this?

Update: I've now put in a request for funding to set up, along the lines of the famous To get the ball rolling, leave your suggestions below and I'll see what I can do!


Peter Checksfield said...

Even that is more artistic than the sponsored silly walk around the silted up boating pool that they're doing in Margate.

Anonymous said...

'Why are we waiting?'


'Not enough lifeboats'.

La Grenouille said...

pas une problème, monsieur

Anonymous said...

Last one off the island is a sissy!

ascu75 aka Don said...

4:53 PM why is it sinking ?

I like your idea Richard how about getting Michael to do a montage of the rise and fall of the Development

Anonymous said...

I think TDC should get Rosina Wachtmeister her to paint some her unusal cats.

Anonymous said...

Rather than getting a proper artist to come up with an idea (a la Margate pool walk), let's get a local smut photographer to put his works of 'art' along the hoarding.

Anonymous said...

How about "planes this way" with a couple of arrows bringing them straight overhead

"development by swan vesta"

"my other derelict site has a burned down listed rollercoaster"

"by the time your read this sign, 3 other historical landmarks would have been burned to the ground"

Peter Checksfield said...

Well that's certainly a better idea than the "proper artist" came up with 6:20!

Anonymous said...

1. Traditional seaside 'comic' characters with cut-out head spaces so that TDC councillors and others can put their heads through for photos or missile-throwing?

2.Berlin wall style replica of The Kiss between Erich Hoenicker and Leonid Brezhnev - maybe Sandy Ezekial and Roger Latchford?

3. Trompe l'oeil of the the old Pleasurama complete with performing little people, show gals, donkeys and whatever else there used to be there. Plus, of course, the train that used to end up there spilling tourists out onto the beach.

Millicent said...

Oh yes 7.15 what fabulous suggestions - I vote for all three! Don't forget Merrie England though

Anonymous said...


Its 'Prop up Art' isn't mister.

Message produced by the self edifying and preferred developers of Thanet