the drawing shed – the Public Typing Pool

London-based Drawing Shed is making a Call Out for your old manual Typewriters – if you have one you could donate to create the Public Typing Pool as part of this project to launch Bury Sculpture Centre at the Text Festival, then we would like to hear from you! Your story about your typewriter can become part of the artwork…!

Iris Murdoch wrote on a Bijou Erika…..Allen Ginsberg loved an Underwood 5 or was it a Remington No5? Jack Kerouac an Underwood portable, William Burroughs a Remington or whatever he could get his hands on….!

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn used an Erika Ten Portable, Françoise Sagan a 1950’s Smith Corona Portable, George Perec an Underwood 5, and Anne Sexton a Royal Quiet Deluxe….

Do you have an old Olivetti Lettera 32 / 22, or a Remington or a majestic old Smith Corona ….all makes, sizes and shapes are welcome! The Public Typing Pool will work with local groups and will be open to the public to enjoy throughout May, June, July and August! Please contact or deliver to the reception at Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury.


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