“Forgotten Hollywood”- British Books are Benched…

Posted on July 15, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   London has become a literary playground: The National Literacy Trust, along with public art promoter Wild in Art, has commissioned and placed fifty benches around town that are painted to look like pages and scenes from famous books for the whole summer, each dedicated to an iconic London-related author or character.

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   The seating areas are dedicated to books, authors and characters: from Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Hercules Poirot to Peter Pan, William Shakespeare, and Bridget Jones. The benches will be displayed until mid-September, and then, auctioned at Southbank Centre in October.

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    In addition to benches, the project will include several literary-themed events, such as an attempt to break the world record for the most number of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes, right next to the Arthur Conan Doyle-inspired bench outside the University of London.

   Established in 1993, the National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the United Kingdom. The official patron is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. They work to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged areas via community projects and support for schools.

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Until next time>                               “never forget”

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