EmailPrintShare

Read for RNIB Day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

24 May 2013

Bronze scultpures provided a tactile experience at the RHS Chelsea Flower ShowThe centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21 to 25 May 2013) featured bronze sculptures of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party by Robert James Ltd for Read for RNIB Day.

Sculptors Robert Ellis and James Coplestone have worked together for many years bringing classic characters from the pages of English stories and fairytales to life in bronze. This year’s Robert James stand saw a whole host of characters from English literature including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and of course, Alice from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Other children’s favourites such as “The Owl and the Pussycat” also featured in this bronze wonderland.

A bronze wonderland!

Visitors to the stand were encouraged to use all their senses to experience these life-like sculptures. They were able to touch and feel each of the exhibits and use RNIB’s PenFriend – a pen that provides pre-recorded audio information about each of the exhibits. By experiencing the sculptures in such a way, visitors were able to have a rich sensory experience regardless of their ability to see.

Supporting Read for RNIB Day

Read for RNIB Day takes place on 11 October this year and aims to raise vital funds to help provide services such as braille, giant print and talking books for blind or partially sight people to open up a world of reading for everyone.

We are delighted to be working with Robert James Ltd to have brought a sensory element to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. These bronze literary sculptures created a wonderland that everyone could enjoy and was a spectacle not just for the eyes but all of the senses.”- Wanda Hamilton, Group Director of Fundraising at RNIB.

Robert James has been creating sculptures of literary figures for over twenty years and we are proud to assist RNIB at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in their efforts to bring literature to people with sight loss through their Read for RNIB Day. We would also like to thank Clipper Tea for their continuing support at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.”- Robert Ellis, Co-director of Robert James Ltd.

Don’t delay, register today!

Join Robert James in supporting Read for RNIB Day and register for your free fundraising pack to help us change the story.

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing fundraising@rnib.org.uk or calling 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Return to news listings page
WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann