Sunday, May 27, 2007

Dilemma where to go this weekend!

As ever with bank holidays, this weekend's is no exception, it was grim on Saturday, is grim today and likely to get grimmer for Monday's Bank Holiday. Unlike many parts of the country, your wet weather choices are at this time limited, however hopefully in the next few years will at least have the much promised Turner Gallery, and thankfully a new multi-screen cinema shortly.

Still this weekend sees the launch of Dickens's World up in Chatham, which I feel will have a tough time in making ends meet, and might well end up on the wrong side of the Mr Micawber principle "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.".

Now I personally admire the sheer audacity of the enterprise a whole ''experience'' attraction based on possibly Britain's most overrated author. God knows why but here is my guess, as to why he's so popular, basically it's because he's prolific and secondly out of copyright, myself I have never been able to read, past the first chapter of his books. I think one of his contemporaries Jack London was far greater.

If you have to build a themed world on any artist past or present, my first choice might well be Ian Fleming, maybe JK Rowling but for all round family appeal would have to be Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, the greatest cartoon series ever. Just think of the potential you could have, a recreation of Springfield, with Moe's Tavern where you could buy a Duff beer, and maybe Crusty the clowns fast-food joint where you could enjoy a Crusty Burger.

Anyway I'll doubt I shall be tearing up the M 2, just to experience a Dickensian world, but might well take my chances at the new Country Park at Sholden near Deal, at least it's free.

1 comment:

  1. Its a sham based on the musical 'Oliver' and is as corny as you can get so it should be popular.