I'm fascinated by the short 15 minutes audio profiles of one hundred objects through which the British Museum's Neil MacGregor is telling the history of the world on BBC Radio 4 UK.
It got me thinking. You could tell the history of the world through one hundred of all kinds of things - bicycles, brooms or street corners to name a few.
But as this is Shedworld, I'd like your help to tell the history of the world in 100 sheds.
From Lao Tzu to Gillis Lundgren, the Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier to the Unabomber, from the baby Jesus to Frank Whittle, let's have your suggestions for the sheds that have really had an impression on world history. There'll be a prize for the Top Ten entries. So start submitting your ideas now. Send a short description of why the shed was so significant and a picture if you can.
Shedman supports Butabika, Uganda's national psychiatric hospital
KING TOADFISH and the all weather riders present A BENEFIT FOR BUTABIKA An evening of poetry and music featuring the fabulous Shedman, David Amery, Gavin Selerie, Frances Presley, and other poets and minstrels of the urban night… THURSDAY 15th MARCH 7:30-11:15 at the Dalston Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS £8 waged, £2 concs
All proceeds to supporting the development of mental health services in Uganda
Shedman creates a fascinating visitor attraction, enthralling workshops and lively events that explore the place of the shed, literature and creativity in everyone’s lives. To discuss your project please get in touch...
Writer, poet and film maker John Davies is the original Shedman. He's inspired by all kinds of sheds – garden sheds and aircraft hangars, shed antlers or skins, shedding tears or shedding light. He’s writing a book about his shed experience and on his travels, researching the subject, he creates residencies and workshops at different events and locations, using sheds as the focus for a unique interaction with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.