The Virginia Woolf statue was unveiled on Wednesday 16 November 2022.
Listen to the Virginia Woolf podcast episode, Bloomsbury in Bronze: A Statue is Unveiled.
Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond for 10 years from 1914 to 1924. It was here, with her husband Leonard, where they created the Hogarth Press from their house in Paradise Road. From here, as well as publishing some of their own work, the couple published works by acclaimed writers such as T.S Eliot, Katherine Mansfield and Sigmund Freud.
It is appropriate that such a creative period in Virginia's life is commemorated with a life-size statue. This is the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf.
Acclaimed artist, Laury Dizengremel, was commissioned to create the statue.
Please visit her website to see more of her wonderful work.
Visit the Aurora Metro Arts and Media Charity page for more information.
As an accompaniment to the Virginia Woolf Statue project, I was invited to write Virginia Woolf in Richmond, looking at Virginia's life in Richmond and how it influenced her. This was published as a hardback and ebook in November 2018 by Aurora Metro.
The book was launched at the 2018 Richmond Literature Festival.
A paperback version was launched in November 2022.
Interviews and Reviews
Q & A on Blogging Woolf
Q & A on Aurora Metro Books
Review in the TLS
Review/comment in Prospect Magazine
Review in The Modernist Review
Guest Blog Post on SkyLightRain
Interview on Advocate of Books
Review on EvilCyclist Blog
Review on Last Word Book Review