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Public Consultation opens for Virginia Woolf statue

14 June 2021

Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond from 1914 to 1924 and was a renowned pioneer of Modernist Literature and a feminist icon.

Virginia Woolf's time in Richmond was rich and varied, having established the Hogarth Press with her husband Leonard from their dining room at Hogarth House in Paradise Road and living there through the First World War.

A proposed statue of a seated Virginia Woolf is being considered which would be displayed on Richmond Riverside. The statue has been designed by award-winning sculptor Laury Dizengremel.

Through fundraising by the local community, 70% of a £50,000 funding target has been reached to install the statue of the famous author beside the Thames. You can make a donation

Richmond Council is conducting a new public consultation to residents if they would like to see the proposed statue of Virginia Woolf installed on the riverside terraces.

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Up to: June 2021

Updated: 14 June 2021