Aphra in the news

The full sized sculpture, which is fresh from the foundry, has received positive press this week. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

The pioneering writer will take pride of place outside the city’s Beaney Museum.

“It will really be the exciting culmination of a project to establish a proper tribute to this remarkable woman.

“I can’t wait to see it in our high street where it can be fully appreciated,” said Canterbury Commemoration Society chairman Stewart Ross. 

A competition to find a sculpture and design was held, with the entries whittled down to four finalists following a public vote.

They were asked to produce scale models of their designs for the final judging.

The vote went to sculptor Christine Charlesworth whose work has now been created in the foundry.

“We hope to have it installed by June but there is a lot of groundwork to do to ensure the 350kg statue can be properly secured in place, and we are reliant on the city council, “said Mr Ross.

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