So… my kennel is still in Frome, Somerset. I have no idea what will happen next! Apparently, the project has been fraught with difficulties – lots of red tape.
The original plan was to have the kennel shells made by men in prison to learn a transferable skill for later life. (This was one of the things that attracted me to the project.) This idea had to be shelved due to health and safety.
At the last minute, artists were informed that they had to have block off the entrance to their kennel with board bolted on the front. As most of the kennels are positioned outside within a station complex, the police identified the risk of someone trying plant a bomb inside them. I didn’t want to cover my kennel door as it would ruin the aesthetics – and cause damage, so the organisers have been seeking an indoor London location. It was to be in The Town Hall Hotel but they pulled out of the project at the last minute!
What happens now? Your guess is as good as mine!