Sculptures and Labyrinth 2020

Two Sculptures and a Labyrinth

'The Sisters' above by Nick Eames, 'Refuge' above by John Merrill and the Labyrinth by Sculpturelogic and Orchardfield see banner and above (images by Bob Richards) have recently been added to the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail in Cremorne Gardens. They have been created as part of the 'Children Displaced by Conflict' project which commemorates the founding of the Save the Children Fund in 1919 by Ellesmere born sisters, Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton.

"Every war is a war against children!" - Eglantyne Jebb 1919

This Heritage Lottery and Arts Council funded project began in 2018 with a series of school and community inspirational workshops. A team of volunteers were recruited and a number of local organisations became partners in the project. The high level of community engagement helped to raise awareness of the significant achievements of these two local women whose legacy lives on.

Special from ESI for REFUGEE WEEK, June 15th-21st: From our 'Children Displaced by Conflict' project, we feature Dame Stephanie Shirley's speech about her traumatic experience as a child refugee from Nazi Europe in 1939.

Dame Stephanie Shirley's Speech

Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative


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Images from the 2009 Symposium