Talking Statues

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Talking Statues is a project that was started and invented by David Peter Fox in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013, where 10 statues started talking though modern technology via a smartphone. The statue of Hans Christian Andersen in King's Garden in Copenhagen was the first talking statue in the world. Later the project was made in Helsinki, London, San Diego, Chicago, Vilnius and Berlin.

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Copenhagen

Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Hans Christian Andersen statue in Kongens Have - Copenhagen - DSC07861.JPG
H. C. Andersen (1805–1875) King's Garden Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Grundtvig Vartov Copenhagen 1.jpg
Priest NFS Grundtvig (1783–1872) Vartov Yard Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Royal Library Garden - Søren Kierkegaard.jpg
Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) Royal Library Garden Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Kbh Ludvig Holberg 3.jpg
Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754) The Royal Theater

Copenhagen

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Adam Oehlenschläger 2.jpg
Poet Adam Oehlenschläger (1779–1850) The Royal Theater

Copenhagen

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Frederik V - Amalienborg.jpg
King Frederik V. (1723–1766) Amalienborg Palace

Square

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Christian IV statue, Nyboder 2005-03.jpg
King Christian 4. (1577–1648) Øster Voldgade,

Copenhagen

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Tycho (Tycho) Brahe.JPG
Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) Copenhagen

Observatorium

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
Hans christian andersen 1869.jpg
Poet H.C.Andersen (1805–1875) City Town Hall,

Copenhagen

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen
HC Ørsted Monument (Copenhagen).jpg
Physicist H.C. Ørsted (1777–1851) Ørstedparken,

Copenhagen

Carsten Rudolf /

David Peter Fox

Jens-Jacob Thygesen

'Talking Statues 2014 project providing audio tracks for 35 statues in London and Manchester.

List of statues[edit]

London[edit]

Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Peter Pan Statue.jpg Peter Pan Kensington Gardens Ella Hickson Daniel Roche
Statue Of Queen Victoria-Blackfriars Bridge-London.JPG Queen Victoria Blackfriars Bridge Elizabeth Day Prunella Scales
Flickr - Duncan~ - Dick Whittington's Cat.jpg Dick Whittington’s Cat Highgate Hill Helen Lederer Helen Lederer
Hugh myddleton islington green 1.jpg Hugh Myddleton Islington Green Tom Basden Jonny Sweet
The Broad Family sculptures, Broadgate, London.jpg The Broad Family Broadgate, City of London Lucy Caldwell Maisie Williams
I Goat Sculpture, Spitalfields, London.JPG The Goat Spitalfields Market Hugh Dennis Hugh Dennis
Eye I Bishopsgate Sara Pascoe Sara Pascoe
John Wilkes - geograph.org.uk - 680295.jpg John Wilkes Fetter Lane, Holborn Jeremy Paxman Jeremy Paxman
Rowland Hill statue, London.JPG Rowland Hill City of London Colette Hiller Alan Johnson, MP
Hodgecat flickr.jpg Hodge the Cat Gough Square, Holborn Catherine Hiller Nicholas Parsons
Couple on Seat by Lynn Chadwick, Cabot Square.jpg Couple on Seat Cabot Square, Canary Wharf Nikesh Shukla Sanjeev Bhaskar / Meera Syal
PaolozziNewton1995.jpg Isaac Newton British Library Timberlake Wertenbaker Simon Russell Beale
Statue Of Sherlock Holmes-Marylebone Road.jpg Sherlock Holmes Baker Street station Anthony Horowitz Ed Stoppard
Jagger GWR memorial1.jpg The Unknown Soldier Paddington station Tony Harrison Patrick Stewart
Statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Paddington station in March 2011.jpg Isambard Kingdom Brunel Paddington station Rachel Wagstaff Hugh Bonneville
Prospero and Ariel-2.jpg Ariel BBC Broadcasting House Robert Seatter Mathew Horne
Sculpture entitled "Rush Hour" - geograph.org.uk - 1192826.jpg Rush Hour Broadgate, City of London Clive Anderson Clive Anderson
Queen Victoria statue, Kensington Palace.jpg Queen Victoria Kensington Palace Katrina Burnett Patricia Hodge
Richard Westmacott - Wellington Monument 1822 - Achilles.jpg Achilles Hyde Park Corner Rachel Lenkiewicz Dominic West

Manchester[edit]

Image Statue Location Author Actor(s)
Abraham Lincoln - geograph.org.uk - 338586.jpg Abraham Lincoln Brazenoze Square Gary Younge Tom Conti
Reading Girl Manchester Central Library Jacqueline Wilson Jenna Coleman
Alan Turing Memorial.jpg Alan Turing Fairfield Street Mark Ravenhill Russell Tovey
L.S. Lowry 01.JPG LS Lowry Sam's Chophouse Kiran Benawara David Neilson
Barbirolli Bust Bridgewater Hall.jpg John Barbirolli Bridgewater Hall Michael Kennedy Timothy West
Queen Victoria statue piccadilly02.jpg Queen Victoria Piccadilly Gardens Katrina Burnett Prunella Scales

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