Giant hive of hundreds of books is honeypot for visitors on Bristol Libraries' birthday

By Culture24 Reporter | 10 March 2014

An animatronic installation made from books in Bristol has had its celebratory stay at a library extended after attracting thousands of visitors



Robotic artists Rusty Squid’s installation, Book Hive, created for the 400th anniversary of Bristol Libraries, has proved so popular that its stay at the Central Library has been extended until next Monday.

“We have been overwhelmed by public demand,” says Andrew Cox, the Reading Manager at the Library, calling the interactive sculpture a “perfect” birthday celebration.

“We have now extended the Book Hive stay to give people a last chance to catch it before it goes."

Phil Gibby, of Arts Council England, says the collaborative idea aims to inspire children and youngsters.

“This is an imaginative and inventive installation that brings together past, present and future in a way that is both thought-provoking and fun,” he adds.

“By supporting excellent projects like Book Hive, we can bring together the right partners to commission and create something amazing.”

  • Open until March 17 2014, 9.30am-7.30pm (5pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm Wednesday, 1pm-5pm Sunday).

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