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

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

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 1917, named after their house in Richmond. They published many other important authors such as T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster and Katherine Mansfield while living there.

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 Ulysses  by James Joyce in establishing Modernist Literature.

Joyce has long had a statue in Dublin but Woolf has only a bust in Bloomsbury. It's time we honored her work not only as an author but as a champion of gender equality and an icon for the LGBTQ community and those with mental health issues.

Help celebrate a world-renowned woman writer, by the creation of this beautiful interactive artwork, which pays tribute to her extraordinary life and work. 

Charity No: 1055116

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