The National literacy trust is holding their Books about Town auction on 7th October.
The Books About Town initiative saw The National Literacy Trust work alongside Wild In Art to bring a sense of imagination and nostalgia to the people of London. A group of professional illustrators and local artists set about decorating benches, all shaped to look like open books.
Each BookBench depicts well known literature in an aid to celebrate London’s literacy connections along with enjoying art from some of the country’s top artists. The literature that has inspired the campaign is well known and loved among many and will be sure to evoke fond memories for anyone interested in purchasing a BookBench at auction. Mary Poppins, Pride and Prejudice and Noughts and Crosses are just some examples of what’s on offer.
The Literacy Trust is an independent charity that focuses on raising the literacy levels in the UK. Specifically aiming their efforts to disadvantaged areas, they use community projects and campaigning to improve the reading and writing skills of our country’s young population.
Wild in Art is one of the UK’s leading creative producers of public art events. They recently produced the similar ‘Gromit Unleashed’ statues in Bristol City Centre which were in aid of The Grand Appeal Children’s Charity and proved extremely successful having amassed 20,000 followers on Twitter.
Here are a few more examples from the auction, live online at i-bidder.com on the 7th October.