'Basingstoke - Letters from the Untold Story' is a unique project to create an art installation that encapsulates the essence of Basingstoke - its past, present and future, telling quite literally, its untold story letter by letter.
The installation will be made up of the 11 letters of the word ‘BASINGSTOKE’ Each will be an exclusively designed art piece painted by a local artist in a theme inspired by Basingstoke. The letters will be put together to form one installation in an iconic celebration of our town.
The first stage is to gather the thoughts of people that know the town – their happy memories, their favourite things through a very quick on-line survey and asking peoiple to send any photos they are happy for us to use to firstname.lastname@example.org . We are also asking groups of people to share their thoughts on the past, present and expectations for the future at various groups over the next few months. All this information will be used to help inspire our artists as they develop their designs.
The whole project is in early days and will be funded through sponsorship and grants. If you would like to sponsor a letter then we would love to hear from you – on 01256 461167 or email Jane Staff.