My Benches

About the project


The National Literacy Trust is working with Wild in Art to bring Books about Town to the streets of London in summer 2014. Trails of benches shaped as open books, decorated by professional illustrators and local artists, will appear for the public to enjoy. It will be a unique opportunity to explore the capital’s literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country’s top artists and to celebrate reading for enjoyment. 

At the end of summer 2014, all the benches will be auctioned at an exclusive event in the Southbank Centre to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust's vital work to raise literacy levels in the UK.

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

About Wild in Art
Wild in Art is one of the UK’s leading creative producers of spectacular, mass-appeal public art events. Recent events include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascot trails, Gromit Unleashed in Bristol and Wild! Rhinos in Sydney.