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A portrait of Britain.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A portrait of Britain.

Portrait of Britain is as much a celebration of photography as it is a celebration of diversity of our own country’s people. Turning human stories into public art. Photographers are invited at any level to submit portraits that show the many faces of modern Britain, with the 100 winning entries being showcased across JCDecaux’s network of digital Out-of-Home screens throughout the country.

Envisioned as a project for the people, by the people, the exhibition is seen by millions in major rail hubs, retail and leisure destinations from Glasgow to Southampton. 200 shortlisted portraits are featured in the second Portrait of Britain book which is distributed worldwide.

“With the return of Portrait of Britain, the question of national identity has never seemed so loaded. Facing a divided nation, Portrait of Britain aims to frame these questions of identity differently, looking at who we are as a nation of individuals, apart from the politics of division. From Brighton to Glasgow, in train stations and shopping centres, the photographs come into view like an encounter with a stranger in the street. Collectively, they question the binary narrative we are constantly fed.” - Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director of British Journal of Photography.

If you’re inspired, more details about entry can be found at portraitofbritain.uk/small-print.

Bloc Gatwick

Bloc is a short stay hotel designed to give you the very best of everything needed to sleep, shower and step out fresh into a new day, right in the heart of the action.

Its short-term staying designed around you. Lightspeed wifi, to keep you connected when you’re on. High-powered showers, sound-proof walls and big, comfy beds for when you’re not.

It’s everything you need, and none of what you don’t. No bells, no whistles, just pure rest and relaxation. And even better, it’s right at the centre of the action, so you can step right out into it when morning comes, and step right back in when the day is done.

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Bloc magazine.

Welcome to the spring 2020 issue of Bloc magazine, where we have collated a wealth of diverse features to enjoy on your travels.

In this issue we explore New Zealand, a country with hugely diverse regions offering incredible scenery, world-class wines and exciting ecotourism.

There's also an update on Jamie Chadwick, who we are very proud to sponsor as she makes her way up the motor racing grid.

There are the usual features; Meeting the Bloc team, our favourite shows to stream and the pick of Bloc's social media.

Don't forget to sign up to Bloc's VIP Guest List, which makes you eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey.