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Charade culminated in a final event on Friday 28th April in Birmingham City Centre. To see photos of the day click here.

WWII Shoe Collection

Sometime Later
by Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie

Pope and Guthrie donned ruffs and sturdy shoes to participate in historical re-enactments at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. How easy was it to communicate in Tudor-ese? Did the World War Two costumes bear up to the November chill? Is archery safe in the hands of amateurs? The artists recorded their experiences using film, video diaries and blogs.

Charade Publicity

by Simon Pope

In a world where data recorded on peer to peer networks is under threat from hacks, crashes, viruses and legal constraint, we must become our favourite media assets in order to save them. What most treasured cultural artefact would you choose to be? Pope takes a group of volunteers in Birmingham through a process of choosing, memorising and becoming their favourite artwork.

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