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VIRGINIA WOOLF STATUE FUNDRAISING TARGET: £50,000

We are an arts and education charity which delivers arts, education and heritage projects for local communities.

Established in 2008, the charity has previously received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Council of Great Britain and other charitable trusts to deliver high quality arts and educational experiences.

Over 20,000 people have attended our events and a local museum has been created in response to one of our projects. See more at http://www.aurorametro.org

We are fundraising to create the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf in the UK, having now been granted planning permission after successful public consultation.

Virginia and husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond-upon-Thames from 1914-1924. They started the Hogarth Press in 1919, named after their house in Richmond and published other important authors such as T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster and Katherine Mansfield as well as the complete works of Sigmund Freud.

World War I was a stressful time for the couple but after the war came a creative period, in which Virginia experimented with writing novels and essays. Her works such as 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To the Lighthouse' became as important as James Joyce's 'Ulysses' in establishing Modernist Literature.

Joyce has long had a full-size statue in Dublin but Woolf has only a bust in Bloomsbury. It's time we honoured her work not only as an author but as a champion of gender equality and as a feminist icon.

Please donate to support our cause and help celebrate an important British writer, as well as the centenary of the Hogarth Press, by unveiling a beautiful new artwork on the riverside at Richmond.

Charity No: 1055116

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https://www.aurorametro.org/virginia-woolf-statue
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https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaWoolfStatue/
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https://twitter.com/VWoolfStatue
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https://youtu.be/s-q7ZadXmDM

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