Literacy Art Trail arrives in Salford

The Salford Literacy Trail is a a new trail in partnership with National Literacy Trust and BUPA Foundation.

It features twenty BookBench sculptures in the heart of Salford.

Running from the 14th July, these eye-catching, unmissable benches are a collaboration between local schools and artists.

Children from twenty schools took part in creative workshops with their artist to explore themes and characters from their favourite books. The artists used these as inspiration for their unique BookBench designs.

As you journey around the trail, you will find inspiration from the children’s favourites such as  The Boy Who Grew Dragons, Macbeth, The Memory Tree and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The project has been designed to inspire a love of reading, with each BookBench providing a blank canvas for children’s creativity.

The trail aims to inspire and engage the local community with literacy in a unique way, supporting wellbeing following the challenges of the pandemic.

There is a downloadable map available online along with fun activities for kids to inspire them with the magic of stories.

Where: Salford, Media City, Worlsey, Swinton and Eccles
When: 14 July – 9 September
Event Partner: National Literacy Trust and BUPA Foundation
Website: Salford Literacy Trail