Very Crowded House In Leicester Square

By Hazel Last edited 134 months ago
Very Crowded House In Leicester Square
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It's true that the centre of London is very crowded. Extremely crowded today as contortionists Delia and Yvette du Sol, and their cousin Michelle Laine squeeze themselves into a tiny Perspex house only 1.33 cubic metres, in the middle of Leicester Square.

This twisted and cramped pubicity stunt is for housing and homelessness charity Shelter and their Million Children Campaign. By showing just how uncomfortable and even eye-watering overcrowding in the home can be through the employment of contortionists, Shelter hopes to draw more public support for its campaign to help the million children in Britain who live in squalid, temporary or crowded accommodation. The statutory definition of overcrowding has not been changed since 1935 and the charity wants government to make amendments in order to enforce better housing conditions for all.

Go and see the girls in the very small glass box if you're in the area and show your support. More information on Shelter's Million Children Campaign can be found here.

Photo courtesy of John D McHug, AFP, Getty Images

Last Updated 24 August 2006