The Barry Hines Memorial Sculpture Fund

by Ronnie Steele in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

The Barry Hines Memorial Sculpture Fund
We did it
On 18th March 2018 we successfully raised £2,030 with 44 supporters in 56 days

To raise funds for a statue in honour of the writer Barry Hines, author of A Kestrel for a Knave ('Kes') and many other works.

by Ronnie Steele in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom


 Barry Hines was a Barnsley-born writer, who penned one of the most iconic novels in living memory - a Kestrel for a Knave. ‘Kes’ is known to people of all ages, all over the world and the reason why he deserves the best accolade we can give him for his services to literature. His townsfolk are raising funds to commemorate him with a statue featuring young Billy Casper and his kestrel, which would be placed in the heart of Barry’s homeland.
Barry was an inspirational teacher in and out of the classroom and many authors who came after him claim him as a massive influence. We think a sculpture in honour of Barry is a magnificent way to celebrate him and will encourage generations to aim high, reach for the stars and catch them, as Barry himself did. We need £53,000 from Crowdfunder to help towards creating this wonderful monument, designed and made by master-sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
Please help us by donating - and be part of this fitting tribute to a great writer, a great talent - and a great man.

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