The bench is now complete and is waiting to be collected by Wild in Arts. The next time we see it, it will be in Birmingham somewhere as part of the The Big Read trail!
Here are a couple of things from Wild in Arts to put in your diary:
Big Read Preview Event on 14 July
Please put Thursday 14 July, 10.30am, in your diaries! We’ll be holding an event at the Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, exclusively for Big Read schools and groups.
Arrival and refreshments provided from 10.30am and speeches will take place at 11am. Activities will be provided for the young people and guests are welcome to tour the other exhibits in the Gas Hall, including Year of Youth Arts displays, and explore the rest of the museum to find the 26 BookBenches on display.
Please note this event is for a maximum of 2 staff and 2 pupils per school and e-invitations will be sent shortly to collect RSVPs.
This event is in advance of the public launch of The Big Read trail, giving you an opportunity to preview some of the BookBenches and meet fellow Big Read participants.
The trail will officially open on 16 July at Awesome Authors and will conclude on 13 September to coincide with Roald Dahl Day, the biggest ever-global celebration of Roald Dahl's birthday.
CBBC Awesome Authors on 16 & 17 July
The Big Read trail will officially open during CBBC’s jam-packed Awesome Authors weekend at the Library of Birmingham and Centenary Square on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July. A number of BookBenches will take centre stage in children’s workshops and will be on display at the event, which will also feature some of the UK’s best-loved authors including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and some of CBBC’s biggest stars.