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‘Stories That Shape Us’ initiative launched for the creation of a new art installation for Marlow Library

| September 1, 2020

The residents of Marlow are being asked to take part in the ‘Stories That Shape Us’ initiative for the creation of a new art installation for Marlow Library.

Artist Kirsty Harris, who has worked for Kensington Palace, the V&A, Southbank Centre, the Museum of London and National Theatre Wales is asking Marlow residents to share what stories are important to them in a new project to create artwork for the refurbished Marlow Library.

Kirsty commented on the project: ‘I’m excited to be creating a new artwork for Marlow Library, inspired by the stories most treasured by local residents. My questions to residents are: What are the stories that have changed you? And what have you read that shaped your course in life?

Marlow residents can submit their stories through an online form at bit.ly/MarlowStories or can share them via social media using #MarlowStories. Alternatively, residents can email their story to Buckinghamshire Libraries at [email protected].

The closing date for submissions is Friday 18th September 2020.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities & Public Health, said: ‘I’d strongly encourage Marlow residents to get involved in the ‘Stories That Shape Us’ initiative. Your story could help inspire the art installation for the refurbished Marlow Library.

Alex Collingwood, Councillor for Marlow said: ‘Marlow has always been a centre for storytellers from Jerome K Jerome to TS Eliot and Mary Shelley – so I am keen for all residents to show their storytelling skills as we move forward to the next chapter of Marlow Library.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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