Xenia: A library space

by J Carrington in Clevedon, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th April 2018 we successfully raised £1,745 with 48 supporters in 56 days

A student-led project to build a library from a shipping container for our school and local community.

by J Carrington in Clevedon, England, United Kingdom

We, the students of Clevedon school in North Somerset, have the unique opportunity to purchase two shipping containers and to convert them into a library. We have created plans for this space to take on the appearance of a boathouse clad in wood, to embody the theme of journeys, the sea and stories which are at the heart of our seaside town. We have called the project Xenia embodying the Greek Classical code of hospitality and stories.

With the local council making cuts to our library services, it is more important now than ever to provide our school and wider community access to books and reflective spaces.

The plan is to use this space as a meeting place both during the day for students to help improve their literacy and develop our love of literature at the school, and in the evenings for community groups.

In order to achieve our goal, we have to raise £15,000.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Student written poem 'Xenia'

The students have come together to write a beautiful poem inspired by the project and the journey of the shipping container.

£45 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Cocktail in your name

A cocktail will be made and named after you or your company at the opening of Xenia

£50 or more

Complimentary ticket

By donating this amount you will be awarded a complimentary ticket to our exciting opening of Xenia and a complimentary drink of your choice.

£50 or more

Guided Literary Tour of Clevedon

This original literary tour will take you from the Victorian seafront to the Romantic Poets' walk.

£50 or more

Poetry Workshop

Led by a local performance poet, this workshop will help release your inner poet.

£75 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Personalised signed copy of Slinky Espadrilles

Recognised contemporary performance poet, Ash Dickinson will sign a personal comment in his renowned poetry book Slinky Espadrilles.

£85 or more

1 of 50 claimed

1 booking of Xenia space

By donating this amount you will be able to book Xenia for any private meeting or function upon its completion

£300 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Space in our school newsletter

You will be allocated space in our school newsletter which is read by over 1000 parents in the Clevedon and North Somerset area

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

An honorary plaque

By donating this sum, we will recognise your contribution to this educational project by honoring your name or your company's name/logo on the outside of this community space.

£650 or more

0 of 50 claimed

10 bookings of Xenia space

By donating this sum we will award you 10 bookings of this unique space

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