Plinth Watch – Brummies on from 10 – 12 this morning

On the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square, as part of Antony Gormley's One & Other today, one Brummie dressed as a turd, one who's going to hide. Today (tue) from 10am:

"10.00 Oliver Parsons-Baker, 26 from Birmingham, will spend his first half hour dressed as a lump of faeces to promote water sanitation and the second in a fish costume to highlight the impact of overfishing.

11.00 Samantha Johnson, 22, is a student from Birmingham who has just finished her undergraduate degree in art history at the University of Nottingham. She seems rather bashful to be participating in such a public project, saying: "I get a bit embarrassed when people look at me (a career in stage acting has never been an option). Finding an adequate hiding place on a plinth will be a challenge, so I might have to lie down." [link]