2013, Chichester, Whipped&Baked

Curiosity Is The Purest Form Of Insubordination


A quick one, SniffSnorters.

Following from the last post where we were awaiting the publication of the local newspaper on which we were front page for the whole street art storm in a teacup debacle, we were astounded to discover that we made front page.

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We have yet to officially hear from the Council.

I have however been forwarded this clipping from the Chichester Society newsletter. It’s not available to the public yet. It intrigues me that the article hasn’t even a byline and let’s not even get into the inaccuracies of the reporting. Now remember, children, unless the artwork is endorsed by an official establishment and is under the umbrella of some well known project, then it simply isn’t allowed to be called art. Other than that, it’s just copying.

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To reading about this today. My Twitter feed was alive with tweets from local Chichester tweet-people.

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It’s elicited plenty of comments on my Whipped & Baked’s Facebook page. The reach so far is in excess of 2000.

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And, on Twitter, @tnoac the people behind the Street Art Project have been making their views known on the matter.

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I’d like to know who these critics are whose pressure the Council is succumbing to? What stakes do they have and how do their opinions matter more than others?

And does this mean if I gather enough critics of the now butchered Butter Market, the Council will revert it to what it was originally purposed for?

Stay curious, SniffSnorters, not judgmental.

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2013, Chichester

Whipped & Baked Needs You


CAKE REVELLERS: We need your help.

This blog post of mine had near 1000 hits the day it was published. Chichester Observer has been over to interview us about our views and just this morning, we had an unannounced visit from the Planning Officer telling us that he has had one complaint about our wall.

This is what we need:
Chichester Observer’s photographer is coming to photograph the wall on Tuesday morning. We would like to get a group of people to be present in this photo. If you’re local to Chichester, please come and support us if you can.

And if you can’t make the photoshoot at 11:45 this coming Tuesday and you actually think that perhaps the Council is better suited to direct its resources to more important matters at hand (like answering those long overdue Freedom of Information requests they have to by law answer within a time limit), you can let your views be known to the officer who visited us today.
Here is his email address.

Elockett at Chichester dot gov dot uk

Or you can just tell him that you love the painting. Maybe he would visit us again to pass on that message. I’d like to think he’s paid to serve the likers as well as the haters.

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