Book-Benches About Town
‘’Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.’’
– Aldous Huxley
Wild in Art and National Literacy Trust are launching a unique art project this July in celebration of stories linked to London, and to promote reading for enjoyment, through linking visual art and literature in a free event suitable for all ages.
‘Books About Town’ will feature a series of Book-Benches (individually designed by established artists), shaped as open books, scattered across various locations, allowing visitors to explore the capital and its fine literary heritage.
At the end of the charity event, the Book-Benches will be gathered in a final exhibit and auctioned to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust, to tackle low literacy levels in deprived communities across the UK.
Sally-Ann Wilkinson, Director, Wild in Art says: ‘‘our events are designed to bring the enjoyment of public art to thousands of people whilst offering new ways to explore a host city or town.’’
Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National literacy Trust says: ‘‘we are delighted to be launching Books About Town to spread the love of reading across the capital.’’