Shoebox Bible

Monday, 23 May 2011 - Friday, 10 June 2011
Time: 09:00- 18:00
Location: Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Organisation: Peterborough Diocese Board of Education
Topic: Bible


The recreation of the Bible in sections prepared as three dimensional interpretations in standard shoe boxes.

Schools, parishes or individuals would be asked to prepare an interpretation of text taken from the Bible. This could be a literal presentation of a scene in a story or an interpretation of ideas rendered using a range of materials.

The boxes would be brought to the Cathedral by schools and parish groups during the week of study days. The boxes would be assembled in the Cathedral into a wall up to 2 metres high to reflect the books of the Bible. One part of the study day would involve placing individual shoe boxes into the display and researching other areas of the bible text through the representations on display.

It would be hoped that 2400 - 3000 boxes could be assembled. The boxes would be interlocking, built like a brick wall for stability, either in one continuous piece or freestanding in island units. The display will stay in the Cathedral for 2-3 weeks so that it could be viewed by the public and school representatives visiting the Cathedral.

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