1. To promote literacy, the “Books about Town” project is bringing 50 unique BookBench sculptures to London.
“From the Gruffalo to the Scarecrows” BookBench, painted by The Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler, is situated on the Riverside Trail.
2. A collaboration between the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art, the BookBenches feature stories linked to London.
“Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.” BookBench painted by artist Michelle Heron. Situated on the Riverside trail.
3. The benches are based on a range of iconic books such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter Pan, 1984 and The Day of the Triffids.
4. Artist Ralph Steadman, who illustrated Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass in 1973, has reproduced his work for the project.
Steadman’s bench can be found on the Riverside Trail.