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Help build a maze out of 250,000 books in London this weekend!

What would you do with 250,000 spare books? Build a house made out of books? Build hundreds of bookshelves out of books? Give them all away?

From this Thursday, as part of the London 2012 celebrations, Brazilian artists, Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo will be supervising the construction of a massive maze from 250.000 books in the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre as part of the London 2012 Festival and LOCOG. It will be 300 metres long and 3 metres high!
The design of the maze is based on the finger print of Jorge Luis Borges the writer. All the books are donations from charities or publishing houses and in the end all will be donated to Oxfam. The project is entirely non-profit, but it is a great opportunity for people to get involved, whether they are interested in the literature, arts or media world.

It’s going to be quite the undertaking, so they need your help to help get it set up. If you’re free from 26th -30th July (this Thursday to Monday), then they really need your help to get this aMazing spectacle built.

The company who is organising all of this, Hungryman, will be filming a making-of of the entire project as well, so it’s your chance to be on film!

If you have any time to spare over the four days, then email Sophia at sophia.anna@me.com to say that you can help. Food and drink will apparently be provided. Books for London are hoping to be there as well to help out, too! Unfortunately, they cannot take anyone under the age of 18 unless supervised by their parents.

What: Help set up a massive maze for everyone to enjoy over the Olympics

Where: Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

When: 26th -30th July (this Thursday to Monday)


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