Bristol’s £37k Silent Tree

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As part of our glorious reign as European Green Capital 2015 (a marvellous award invented by politicians to pat each other on the back), Bristol City Council has sweetly paid £37,000 of Bristolians’ money to record a tree dropping its nuts for an art installation. The slight hitch in this otherwise sterling plan was that the tree in question did not produce any nuts, so some very expensive silence was recorded instead. Laugh all you want, something’s got to be done with all that spare cash the council is raking in by charging you for the privilege of parking outside your house…