Claire Burgess’s Blog

Where will you be sleeping this Friday?

Posted in Charity, Claire Burgess, Digbeth, Documentary, Radio by Claire Burgess on December 3, 2008

SleepoutThis Friday 5th December I will be doing the St Basil’s Big SleepOut. I found out about the SleepOut and St Basil’s a few years ago when I was working on a documentary with a Big Issue Seller from Birmingham (Listen to that here) but have never been able to do the SleepOut until now.

For those who don’t know St Basils they work to support the 4000 homeless young people in the Midlands. When I saw that figure I was shocked because I had no idea it was that high. And so promptly signed myself (and my Boyfriend) up for a night of sleeping in a cardboard box on the St Basils car park in Allcock Street in Digbeth to help raise some money. Anyone interested in sponsoring us can email me at It’s so cold at the moment if I’m honest I’m dreading it. But I know we’re lucky, we’re only doing it for one night some people are doing it every night. Hopefully we can raise lots and lots of money and it will all be worth it.

We survived the Sleepout with about 150 other people and thanks to the lovely people at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, amongst other contantly hassled friends and family my boyfriend and I raised over £400. It was a really good laugh and not as cold as I thought it was going to be. The date for next years has been confirmed as Friday 4th December 2009. See you there!

Our Bed For The Night!

Our Bed For The Night!

Where have all the Superlambananas gone?

Posted in Art, Claire Burgess, Liverpool, Travel by Claire Burgess on September 12, 2008

I am very sad to report that you can no longer find the SuperLambBananas scattered around the streetsof Liverpool. On Tuesday lots them were auctioned off for charity. This has put an end to my ideas of visiting them all. I hope someone is kind enough to put them all in one place i.e a museum after they have been sold so I might fulfill my dream. If you missed the auction don’t be too down in the dumps…the remaining ones will be auctioned off online on Tuesday 16th September. Visit here for more details. And don’t worry the original Superlambanana is still there.

Also, I noticed today that you can buy Bite Sized Superlambananas from the Superlambanana website. If you can’t afford or haven’t got room for one from the auction then you can get a yellow one like the original or white blank canvas one so you can design your own. SOLD!