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We are delighted to announce that as part of the International Women in Engineering Day, Tom Copley, London Assembly Member is hosting our ideas lab on

PROJECT SCULPTURE FOR WATERLOO BRIDGE

Monday 19 June 2017, 5.30 pm - 8 pm, at City Hall, Queens Walk.

There will be refreshments.It is essential to book by registering.

If you can't make the date, then please do feel free to pass the invite on to someone else in your organisation.

Building on the success of our event, LIGHT UP THE LADIES' BRIDGE (September 2016, commissioned by Totally Thames celebrating the often forgotten history of Waterloo Bridge), we are looking for organisations and individuals interested in partnering with us to make this a nationwide event.

Waterloo Bridge is a wonderful symbol of women's widespread and underrated work in construction during the two world wars. It has become a modern day focus for raising the profile of women working in construction. Once again, Britain faces a chronic shortage of engineers in the UK, which means there is the opportunity for women to enter this sector in greater numbers.

PROJECT SCULPTURE FOR WATERLOO BRIDGE is inviting an interesting range of people from the world of arts, engineering and education, to take part in a session exploring and playing with the interface of where engineering meets art, around the rich landscape and history that is Waterloo Bridge.

Our starting point, the inspiring designs for sculptures and maquettes made by Barbara Hepworth, in response to a commission by the London County Council (LCC) in the late 1940s. These drawings will serve as our spring board for a nationwide call out for new designs for sculptures to place on the four vacant plinths of this iconic bridge.

In collaboration with the Hepworth Estate, we have the chance to revisit these designs and use the inspiration they provide to propose an ambitious project to challenge today’s designers to bring engineering and art together and produce a sculpture dedicated to the work of women in engineering, construction and manufacturing during both world wars.

In September 2017, in conjunction with the Totally Thames Festival, the plan is to launch a competition with an accompanying outreach activity to challenge students in schools and higher education to produce their own virtual and material sculptural designs.

In September 2018, a multiverse of art, drama, virtual and real exhibition of the resulting project will happen – as part of Totally Thames Festival – with the long term aim of raising support and interest for a lasting sculpture paying homage to women’s contribution to be placed on one or all four plinths of the bridge.

Come along on 19 June with your ideas and your enthusiasm to make this a truly remarkable project.

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