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Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August

Hundreds turned out to greet Nowhereisland's mobile Embassy's Exmouth on Saturday and Sunday. Many explored the remarkable mobile museum hosted by the Ambassadors, which formed part of the two-day Exmouth Earth Festival. Post your experience of the Embassy on our blog.

STOP PRESS: We've just received a letter from the island to the residents of Exmouth read here

The wonderful seaside, festival atmosphere of Exmouth meant The Embassy had visits from samba musicians and stilt walkers and the Town's Mayor came along and became a citizen.

As ever, making proposals for the Nowhereisland constitution proved very popular with Embassy visitors. Joining the 1500+ proposals are the Olympic-related 'Gold, silver and bronze to be equally respected', the heartfelt 'No more bullies', and 'Ban wars' and the personal plea: 'Owen must give me chip'.

Just as news came in of Ben Ainslie's fantastic win in the Olympic sailing events in Weymouth, it was also confirmed that the island had left the shelter of Portland and was heading out along the Dorset and Devon coastline. A fitting end to a great weekend in Exmouth, matched by the Nowhereisland-bag-waving citizens who beeped and tooted as they passed The Embassy on its way to Torquay.

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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

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