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

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 LGBTQ community and those with mental health issues.

Please donate to help celebrate an important British writer, 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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