No Great Shakes


When I woke up this morning I had hoped that by the end of the day I would be a co-holder of a World Record, unfortunately due to the apathy of the people of King’s Lynn and perhaps the less than clement weather I’m going to have to wait a while longer before appearing in the Guinness Book of Records.

The plan was to beat the current handshaking record held by the city of Hong Kong where they managed to get together five thousand willing participants. Now Hong Kong has a population of over seven million people so you have to admire the organisers in King’s Lynn (population just over forty thousand) for squaring up to such a sizey competitor, it’s just a shame so few people decided to join them – I was one of the last in and think I was participant number fifty three – ahem.

In addition to The Great Shake there were (are if you’re quick) a number of exhibitions at the Art’s Centre in town (as part of document:a) including some excellent video art and this great piece by Lyndall Phelps created using the headlines from local paper bill posters. Get along if you can it would be great to get more than fifty three people through the doors eh ?

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