Subject: Want to Join a Gold Rush? Go to Folkestone beach
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014 23:01:06 +0100
To: Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

Gold-diggers on Folkestone beach (they all hope)

Folkestone has an Arts Festival once every 3 years, and the next one starts 30 August 2014 until 2 November. A German artist called Michael Sailstorfer has created the perfect publicity stunt (he calls it an `Art event', of course) by saying that he has buried 30 24-carat gold bars, said to be worth £10,000, in the Outer Harbour beach, and telling the towns folk that they can keep any that they find. The first low-tide after that announcement brought more than 150 people on to the beach to dig.

Lewis Biggs, who is the curator of Folkestone Triennial, said that there were also a lot of metal washers buried together with the gold bars. Therefore, anyone using a metal detector would get an awful lot of washers first.

My prediction is that the next news story will be of a metal-detector-equipped JCB Digger getting caught by the tide on the beach. You heard it here first.

Alex Kemp