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Old May 19th 2015, 4:38 pm
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Post So who should be on the new 20 quid note?

Has to be a visual artist though!
I would like to see Charlie Chaplin on one of those notes. It would be so brilliant!!

http://www.reutes.com/article/2015/0...ddlyEnoughNews

The British public will for the first time be able to help decide which historic figure - in this case a creative one - appears on the next version of the country's 20 pound note, the Bank of England said on Tuesday.

The BoE regularly changes who appears on British banknotes, and there was controversy in 2013 when the choice of Winston Churchill to succeed 19th century social reformer Elizabeth Fry on the five pound note meant future notes would depict no women other than the current monarch Queen Elizabeth.

One of BoE Governor Mark Carney's first public acts after he took office in July 2013 was to announce that novelist Jane Austen would appear on the 10 pound note from 2017, and making the BoE more transparent has been one of his main goals.

Carney said on Tuesday that the BoE would invite the public to nominate British artists, craftsmen, designers or filmmakers who they would like to see on the 20 pound note, which currently shows economist Adam Smith.

"The design of these notes must command respect and legitimacy, and should inspire," Carney said at London's Victoria and Albert design museum.

The public can nominate British artists who are no longer living via the BoE's website until July 19, and a decision will be made by a committee of BoE officials and art experts early next year.

The other figures on Bank of England notes are evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin on the 10 pound note and steam engine inventor James Watt and his business partner Matthew Boulton on the 50 pound note.

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http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/bankn...exttwenty.aspx
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Populist suggestion...

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ooh! Torn between Chaplin and Lennon now! To be honest I think Lennon would be a better choice
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It should be me.
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It should be me.
Go one then, what visual art have you got to show?
and no a shirtless selfie does NOT count as art...and will you please stop sending me those pics again and again from various email addresses!!
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Go one then, what visual art have you got to show?
and no a shirtless selfie does NOT count as art...and will you please stop sending me those pics again and again from various email addresses!!
Well, is Lennon really a visual artist? Would you say Lennon - the Artist or Lennon - the Beatle or even Lennon - the one that got assassinated?

Anyway, that's just nit-picking.

I once did a painting at school that was described as 'bland'. So maybe not me.

I honestly don't know. I think I'll wait until the shortlist is announced perhaps. But I'd much rather see someone old rather than contemporary.
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Well, is Lennon really a visual artist? Would you say Lennon - the Artist or Lennon - the Beatle or even Lennon - the one that got assassinated?

Anyway, that's just nit-picking.

I once did a painting at school that was described as 'bland'. So maybe not me.

I honestly don't know. I think I'll wait until the shortlist is announced perhaps. But I'd much rather see someone old rather than contemporary.
They've got to be dead, so it does tend towards the "old" category.

And I'd hardly call Lennon a visual artist.

Actually, this face would sit well, although he's already been "stamped":

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I'm going to be controversial and suggest that it should be a female of stage, screen or the arts. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but we have had enough crusty old men, why not a ravishing beauty from the 20, 30s? Beauty being optional.
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They've got to be dead, so it does tend towards the "old" category.

And I'd hardly call Lennon a visual artist.

Actually, this face would sit well, although he's already been "stamped":

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...z2ztIvW-fgQX-Q
I think I should have to have heard of them. I actually recognise this chap so that definitely counts.

I'm the perfect bridge between idiot youths of today and boring old sods who come up with obscure nominations just to try and look clever.
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I'm going to be controversial and suggest that it should be a female of stage, screen or the arts. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but we have had enough crusty old men, why not a ravishing beauty from the 20, 30s? Beauty being optional.
Yep, that's controversial: its sexual discrimination.

Can't think of many females who stand out: Liz Taylor? Ingrid Pitt? Vivienne Leigh? Danny La Rue?

Bob Hoskins would be good. David Niven, bit of class?
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Keith Harris or maybe Bernard Manning !
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A scientist , engineer or vaccine inventor who has played an instrumental role in changing peoples' lives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bazalgette
Frank Whittle is another notable engineer.
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Yep, that's controversial: its sexual discrimination.

Can't think of many females who stand out: Liz Taylor? Ingrid Pitt? Vivienne Leigh? Danny La Rue?

Bob Hoskins would be good. David Niven, bit of class?

How about Dame Laura Knight or Barabra Hepworth.

Artist on Bank of England £20 note unlikely to be a woman, warn critics | UK news | The Guardian

Girl power.
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FFS!!! that charlatan!
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