Preview: World Toilet Day

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 108 months ago
Preview: World Toilet Day

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If you go down to the men's toilet at Hyde Park Corner tomorrow morning, you're in for a surprise.

As part of World Toilet Day — the aim of which is to spread the word about the 2.5 billion people worldwide without access to proper sanitation — Water Aid and art director Kit Lynch-Robinson are planning to transform the stark but functional gents into a replica of the type of crappier crapper that many in less fortunate parts of the world are all too used to: rubbish dump, maggots, rusted pipes, a stagnant stream and a unique toilet scent, Eau de Toilet (Selfridges is unlikely to be stocking this fragrance). The toilet will be open for your olfactory pleasure from 9.30am to 11.00am.

The World Toilet Organisation ("the other WTO", as they style themselves), are also hosting an event tomorrow night in Balham. "It's Not A Taboo, it's Just Poo!" is, unsurprisingly, a comedy night, held at The Bedford's in Balham, and organised by international charity Pump Aid in conjunction with the NUS. Never was toilet humour more literal.

Visit the World Toilet Day for more information, including details of tomorrow's Big Squat

Last Updated 18 November 2009