Sing London have commissioned some of the nation's most celebrated writers and actors to animate 35 public statues across London and Manchester.
Pass a Talking Statue, swipe your phone on a nearby tag and hey presto: your phone rings. And it's Queen Victoria on the line... or Peter Pan... or Abe Lincoln...
Using drama, humour and location technology, Talking Statues breathes new life into the statues that surround us all.
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Lee Ryda for photography of all statues and artists.
Alice Roche for our hand drawn maps
Art History Link for the competition notes
Chris McCruden at Midas PR
Rachel Chillag at Manchester City Council
Kieran Meeke at secret-london.co.uk
SNK Studios for sound recording and engineering
Anna Dinnen at NESTA
Richard Gallafent at Gallafents LLP
Lu Kemp, Jenny Worton at Almeida Theatre
Our web Wizards at Explosive Brands
The competition is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to our 4 winners!
We received over 500 entires. Judge, Nick Marston and agent at Curtis Brown said:
"We received an extraordinary high level of entries, we think the winning pieces show exceptional ability!"
Visit the statue page for more info on the winners and where to hear their winning monologues.
Whether we're filling the streets with pianos, ping pong tables or talking statues, we believe that small interventions can invigorate the public spaces we all share.
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The School of Museum Studies at The University of Leicester are conducting extensive project research which will be made publically available.