31 August 2012

The Ian Dury Memorial Bench, Richmond Park: London #17

The Ian Dury bench is in Poets Corner, not far from the James Thomson memorial, in Richmond Park, Richmond upon Thames. The backrest is inscribed after his song 'Reasons to Be Cheerful'.
The bench was designed by Mil Stricevic to be solar-powered and play eight Ian Dury songs and one interview that anyone could listen to by just plugging in a regular set of ear phones. Unfortunately, it no longer works because of vandalism. Now, I can understand that sometimes there are motives behind acts of vandalism, but what possible reason could anyone have for this? It's mindless.
Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Reasons to be Cheerful

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