12th October 2003
Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA
‘Above the Below’
One of London’s unsung heroes – probably because he was so far ahead of his time – was housing campaigner and activist David Blaine, who, in order to highlight the plight of the many thousands of homeless people and the inability of so many to find affordable accommodation in London created a ‘home’ for himself in a suspended cage in a place where (in a few years’ time admittedly) developers would build an unsightly collection of expensive homes, most of which would be sold off to foreign investors.
Blaine himself returned to his homeland in the US, where they obviously have more appreciation of his special talents, and managed to meet some very important people. And these chaps even got on a roof to commemorate his experience (though I may have got some of this a bit wrong).