The ‘Stories That Shape Us’ launches in Marlow

Kirsty Harris

Marlow residents are being asked to take part in the creation of a new art installation for Marlow Library.

Artist Kirsty Harris, who has worked for Kensington Palace, the V&A, Southbank Centre, the Museum of London and National Theatre Wales is asking Marlow residents to share what stories are important to them in a new project to create artwork for the refurbished Marlow Library.

Kirsty commented on the project:

“I’m excited to be creating a new artwork for Marlow Library, inspired by the stories most treasured by local residents. My questions to residents are: What are the stories that have changed you? And what have you read that shaped your course in life?”

Marlow residents can submit their stories through an online form (bit.ly/MarlowStories) or can share them via social media using #MarlowStories. Alternatively, residents can email their story to Buckinghamshire Libraries: libraries@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

The closing date for submissions is Friday 18 September.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities & Public Health, said:

“I’d strongly encourage Marlow residents to get involved in the ‘Stories That Shape Us’ initiative. Your story could help inspire the art installation for the refurbished Marlow Library.”

Alex Collingwood, Councillor for Marlow, added:

“Marlow has always been a centre for storytellers from Jerome K Jerome to TS Eliot and Mary Shelley – so I am keen for all residents to show their storytelling skills as we move forward to the next chapter of Marlow Library.“