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Dani Filth Is Suffolk’s Leading Culture Icon: Council Says Local Don’t Count

by | 5th, January 2011

CRADLE of Filth is now and for ever the sound and icon of Suffolk. Locals voted for Dani Filth in a Choose Suffolk poll to discover the county’s greatest icon. Filth beat Ipswich’s Broomhill swimming poll into second place.

But – what’s this? – the local council has ordered a new vote. And Dani Filth is conspicuous by his absence. The 20 images are dull – dull-as-Suffolk. One image is of a row of beach huts. Another is of a ball of hay. Another is for a wind turbine. So rubbish does the council make Suffolk appear that the page is “inspired by London 2012”. (London is not in Suffolk.)

Then someone called Richard Ginger (eat yer heart out, Mr Filth – if you really want to be feared go Ginger) said:

“Effectively the judging panel were looking for icons which had a wider currency outside the borders of Suffolk. I don’t want to speak about their decision. Their remit was to look for the icons of Suffolk.”

The drive is to get icons of Suffolk that people outside Suffolk like? The people of Suffolk don’t count  – well, so says Suffolk County Council, funded by the, er, people of Suffolk…



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