We were only in London for a couple of days but we did and saw so much great stuff I could share for weeks. This post covers our visit to an amazing maze made entirely of books we stumbled upon at the South Bank Centre. It was built over a few days by an army of volunteers and the books were lent by Oxfam, I believe. It really was beautiful and what was surprisingly good fun was spotting books you had read. Books and art combined – who could want more?
A selection of braille books on top of one of the lower walls – they were school textbooks!
It was a very interactive exhibit, you were invited to “browse” and choose a book
and there were beanbags on the periphery for sitting on and reading at your leisure.
Unfortunately we had twenty other things to fit in so could only browse.
We are HUGE Miffy fans in this household so were happy to see she featured in the walls.
We’re big Mark Haddon fans too and were, in fact, going to see the play of his book
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at the National Theatre later that day
and we have both read “A Spot of Bother” too, so again, another “friend” spotted amongst the “bricks”.
And, finally, for my good friend, – you know who you are – the “Ragged Trousered Philanthropists”
To see a great time-lapse video of the maze being built – click here https://vimeo.com/46750756?action=share