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The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Spitting Image Margaret Thatcher puppet on display at the show

PUBLISHED: 06:30 29 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04 29 June 2017

Penelope Lucas with the  Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher inside the Sainsbury Centre stand at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Penelope Lucas with the Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher inside the Sainsbury Centre stand at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A Spitting Image puppet of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is among the items on display at the Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts stand at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher on dispaly at the Sainsbury Centre stand  at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017
Picture: Nick ButcherThe Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher on dispaly at the Sainsbury Centre stand at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Picture: Nick Butcher

The puppet of the Iron Lady by Roger Law - a co-creator of the show Spitting Image - is featured to highlight a new exhibition of the artist’s work, called Satire to Ceramics, that is coming to the Norwich venue later in the year.

About the Spitting Image show, Mr Law, who also gave a talk at the SCVA stand on Wednesday, said: “It was a weekly, topical satire show. It’s the only time in this country where school children knew all the names of the people in the cabinet. On a good day it was funny – and it was very successful. “At its peak it had 15m viewers. So really I should be doing it again because we’ve got absolute chaos in the country.”

He added: “Donald Trump would be good to do, because he’s got these tiny hands and a completely orange face.”

Also at the Sainsbury Centre stand, people can enjoy hearing a series of free pop-up talks by artists, curators, historians and art specialists and children can have fun decorating Sainsbury Centre-inspired bags.

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts stand can be found at 185 President’s Avenue at the show.

For more stories about the Royal Norfolk Show click here

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