Archive for July 28th, 2005

Adventures in Slovakia and Prague

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Well it’s been a few days since I got back from Slovakia and the Czech republic, so I thought I’d assemble it all into some kind of account…

It all started off with a night in London… then off from Stansted to Brno, in the Czech republic, for the first night in Czech. Then a long train ride across the border to Slovakia, where I met up with Iwiss, Katke and Ivana and stayed in the slovak cottage. After a night in Puchov, we headed to the Pohoda festival, which featured Prodigy, Roots Manuva, Asian Dub Foundation, Roni Size and Garbage, amongst others…

Afterwards a day of chilling then travelling, and a late arrival in Prague. Then a day alone in Prague

Before finally meeting up with loads of lovely people for the final days in Prague… and before I know it, back in England again, to the Funky Raw festival in Cornwall.

Thief ‘drinks’ work of art

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Thief ‘drinks’ work of art
An artist’s latest work – a bottle of melted Antarctic ice – may have been stolen and drunk by a thirsty thief.

Artist Wayne Hill filled a two-litre clear plastic bottle with melted ice to highlight global warming.

But the artwork, valued at £42,500, went missing while on display at a literary festival, reports the Scotsman.

Entitled Weapon of Mass Destruction, it vanished halfway through the Ways with Words festival at Dartington Hall, Devon.

Mr Hill said: “It looked like an ordinary bottle of water, but it was on a plinth, labelled, described and in the programme of the whole festival.

“It was very, very clear what it was – a work of art.”

The work uses water taken from the threatened west Antarctic ice sheet, which is currently melting at the rate of 250 cubic kilometres a year, he said.

Mr Hill added: “Nobody has any idea what has happened to it. It was there and then it was gone.”

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