Save The Sunbathers

by Historic England in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 25th May 2017 we successfully raised £19,326 with 237 supporters in 35 days

The Sunbathers: help bring a lost piece of the Festival of Britain back home.

by Historic England in London, Greater London, England

Extra funding

Crowdfund for heritage logo image

Crowdfund for heritage has provided £7,500 of funding

Heritage Lottery Fund Since 1994, Heritage Lottery Fund has invested £7 billion raised by National Lottery players in all sorts of UK heritage projects. We rescue buildings from decay, breathe new life into neglected parks and landscapes, and encourage communities to record and celebrate their stories. This extra funding is supported by Nesta and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The Crowd

Anonymous pledged £10

25th May 2017 15:16

Leanne pledged £10

25th May 2017 15:04

Anonymous pledged £5

25th May 2017 12:25

Ian pledged £30

24th May 2017 22:46

Ian has also backed 5 other projects

Anonymous pledged £30

24th May 2017 20:38

Owen Collins pledged £15

24th May 2017 13:40

Owen Collins has also backed 2 other projects

Anonymous pledged £10

24th May 2017 10:09

Martinspeed Ltd pledged £100

24th May 2017 09:13

Martinspeed Ltd has also backed 1 other project

gwilym pledged £25

23rd May 2017 23:15

gwilym has also backed 7 other projects


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Have your name credited on the Crowdfunder and Historic England websites.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A thank you postcard of The Sunbathers.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A Sunbathers tote bag, plus your name credited on the Historic England and Crowdfunder websites.

£30 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£30 Reward

NEW REWARD! Gallery on the Street - post-war public art walk in the City of London. Join Alexandra Epps, City of London and Tate guide and lecturer, for a fascinating stroll, discovering the wealth of modern and contemporary public art in the unique and historic square mile. From the hand crafted to the high tech, experience creations both intriguing and inspiring from a wide range of artists.

£50 or more

16 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

A walking history tour of post-war public art on the Southbank, with renowned author and architectural investigator, Elain Harwood.

£100 or more

16 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

50 x limited edition, signed, C-type photographs of The Sunbathers on display at the Southbank Centre by architectural photographer James O. Davies.

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

Enjoy private talks by the conservator of The Sunbathers, Tessa Jackson and Sarah Gaventa, curator of Historic England’s 2016 exhibition, Out There, Our Post War Public Art. Plus a tour of the Southbank Centre Archives.

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Attend (with a plus one) the private launch party of The Sunbathers unveiling at the Southbank Centre.

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