HALL OF CLAIMS  TO FAME

2017 / An archive of claims to fame / All words and images by Tenaya Steed / Special thanks to Katie and The Wolves, Jon The King, and everyone who shared a claim / Exhibited at INTO THE DARK, Dalston

A search for claims to fame, personal pride and small-town glory. The Hermione Granger lookalikes who turned on the Christmas lights with Carlos from Emmerdale, the fellas who fitted the carpet for the last ever Concorde, every kid aged 9 who sang Elvis on stage at Butlins. A hall of fame that’s clapping harder than your mum and dad did when you played townsperson 1 in the school play. Hollywood Boulevard eat your heart out.

 
 Jon talks about how singing on stage at Butlins turned him into a karaoke regular 

Jon talks about how singing on stage at Butlins turned him into a karaoke regular 

Ro Hardaker meets The Wolf from Gladiators whilst dressed as a clown

 

Freya wins a Hermione Granger lookalike competition

A flyer searching for claims to fame

 
 

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Luke and friends on the wall of Burger Star

 

Katie went to every non-school uniform day at secondary school in a Wolves football kit