Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 26°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Southwold: Beach hut owned by Antiques Roadshow expert Geoffrey Munn has been tagged by artist Pure Evil

19:30 15 July 2014

Geoffrey Munn

Geoffrey Munn

Archant

A beach hut belonging to a television jewellery expert has been tagged by a street artist.

shares

The beach hut, named the Dog House, is owned by Antiques Roadshow’s Geoffrey Munn and his wife Caroline, and was tagged by Pure Evil, also known as Charley.

It was tagged as part of Southwold Arts Festival, where the artist created a street art piece on the town’s pier to celebrate the life of George Orwell.

Southwold was the home of George Orwell and he returned to the picturesque town several times throughout his life.

He even began work on the novel, A Clergyman’s Daughter, while in the town. The piece commemorates the life of Orwell in a new way as part of the 365 days of street art project in which Charley is creating a new piece every day.

Mrs Munn said: “He handed out his tag with stuff about him and I said I’ve got a beach hut that we have had for 21 years.

“He said check back later. I went back in the evening but he hadn’t done anything, so I went back up to the Orwell mural and I saw him, and he said it was too wet.

“I had my keys and asked if he wanted a beach hut for the day.

“The inside is a blank canvas. I came back down that evening and he had done these bunnies on the front.”

She added there was an element of trust as she didn’t know the artist, although they have since spoken on Twitter.

She said: “I like the fact it was spontaneous. I had no idea what he was going to do.

“People look past and they’re not sure whether it’s meant to be there or not.

“Geoffrey is very open-minded about things and he thinks it’s quite interesting.

“I’m still expecting an email from the beach hut owners that it’s been vandalised.”

shares

3 comments

  • You cared enough to comment PC Plod...

    Report this comment

    M L

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Without a photograph this is a bit of a non-story really. And it also raises the question of what is 'good' graffiti and 'bad graffiti' (or is it graffito?). Not sure I'd be too happy to find someone had scrawled all over my beach hut (if I had one)...

    Report this comment

    Baron Samedi

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Who cares?

    Report this comment

    PC Plod

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Morgan and Harry Hutchins stay cool during the day, but how you cool down at night?

Temperatures across the county soared to 33 degrees Celsius today, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Police are investigating the incidents

Police called to assault in Ipswich shortly after 9.30pm.

Police in Chatsworth Drive, Rushmere St Andrew, after teenager was flown to Addenbrooke's

Teenage boy fighting for life following collision in Chatsworth Drive.

A forest fire near Kingfisher Lake

Crews were called just before 2pm to the fire near Kingfisher Lake, just off the B1107.

David Sims, 69, a firearms enquiry officer, is due to in court to answer three counts of possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm  prohibited weapon, possessing ammunition without a certificate and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

The man, who has dementia, was with a friend when he wandered off at around 2pm.

Archant Suffolk photographer Sarah Lucy Brown shares an image of sunny Aldeburgh on her Instagram account

This week temperatures could rise to a sweltering 33C in East Anglia.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Artist's impression of 'Jubilee Place' and Jubilee Walk, one of the new quarters put forward in the Haverhill town centre masterplan.

Members of the public will be able to find out more about plans to revitalise Haverhill town centre when a bus parks up for three days from tomorrow.

Dermot O'Leary

Colchester boy Dermot O’Leary has been announced as the new ceremonial head of a north Essex hospice.

The Quay Theatre in Sudbury.

Only half of those responding to an online survey about Sudbury have visited historic market town’s key tourist attraction, figures have revealed.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages