Give a statue a voice: talking statues public writing competition open for entries

Sing London have commissioned some of the UK’s most celebrated writers and actors to create monologues for iconic statues across London and Manchester.

Now it’s the public’s turn to put words into the mouths of statues! Four statues are still awaiting the gift of speech! Sing London is teaming up with to give budding writers the chance to bring these statues to life with the Talking Statues Public Writing Competition:

– Shakespeare in the British Library

– Isis in the Royal Parks

– Leaping Hare in Broadgate

– Stan the T-Rex in Manchester Museum.

What do you think is on their minds?

How to apply: please submit a short monologue, maximum 400 words, from the perspective of your chosen competition statue. The expert judging panel will be looking for originality, factual accuracy and entertainment value so keep this in mind when writing. The winning pieces will be recorded by well-known actors and included as part of Talking Statues, ready to chat in time for Christmas. They’ll talk for a whole year! Winners will also be invited along to their monologue recording and receive a copy of the final recorded script to keep.

Send entries to with the subject heading ‘Public Writing Competition Entry’

Deadline: 17th October 2014

For more information, official writing guides and Terms & Conditions please visit:

Source: BBC Writersroom Opportunities page

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