14-18 NOW: Letter to an Unknown Soldier

14-18 NOW

26/06/2014 12:00am - 04/08/2014 0:00am

Exhibition, Performance


Website: http://

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial, made only of words and by thousands of people.

It is being created by Neil Bartlett and Kate Pullinger, inspired by the statue on Platform One of Paddington Station, which features a statue of an ordinary soldier in battle dress, reading a letter.

Everyone is invited to stop, think, and write him a letter.

All letters will be published online, alongside those of writers like Stephen Fry, Andrew Motion, Sheila Hancock and Malorie Blackman. The entire collection will be archived online at The British Library and kept in perpetuity for generations to come.