Isle of Wight houseboat artist takes creative approach to grabbing attention

Sending emails or letters hasn’t resulted in the outcome Isle of Wight artist, Penelope hoped for, so she has taken a more creative approach to grabbing the attention of Harbour owners.

Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

Residents in Bembridge Harbour have taken to finding more creative ways to get their message out.

An Isle of Wight artist who lives on a houseboat in Bembridge Harbour is among a number of others who say they are keen to see the Harbour accounts, but Penelope Walford has decided to try a different way of grabbing attention of the owners.

‘Show us the Books’ campaign
As well as sending a flotilla of ‘Show us the Books’ paper boats across the harbour (see video below), she has also been hanging up pretty paper boat garlands.

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Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

But that’s not all, Penelope has even carved the words ‘Show us the books’ into the soles of her shoes so that she leave the message wherever she walks and ‘Show us the books’ signs have been appearing on roadside verges.

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Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour
Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour
Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour
Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

You can see more by popping over the ‘Show us the Books’ Facebook Page.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 4:46pm

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3 Comments on "Isle of Wight houseboat artist takes creative approach to grabbing attention"

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Mark L Francis

Up until the last comment I actually thought this was about libraries. I must be losing it…

Highway to Hell

Why would a private company need to show anyone their accounts?

1penny

Its not as simple as that. Its a privately-owned statutory body. Causes a lot of problems! Past owners have asset stripped, loaded the harbour with inappropriate debt, taken it to near bankruptcy, etc leaving the harbour to silt up.