Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Biblereading statue

Neil Sutcliffe, 50, an accountant of Park Lane, Penwortham, who is a treasurer of the Christadelphian Church in Blackburn, is going to do a reading from the bible at London's Trafalgar Square. With loud trousers and a bible in hand, he is to become a human statue 25ft above the streets of London.
"I have chosen to read gospels out. I think it is an ideal thing to get people to listen."

Neil, whose 14-year-old daughter Abbii will watch him on the plinth from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday, July 9, believes Artist Gormley's One and Other will be a big hit.
Antony Gormley was tasked with creating a statue for the empty Fourth Plinth at London's Trafalgar Square.

Instead of creating an ornate sculpture for the platform, he appealed for 2,400 human exhibits, who would each adopt the pose of their choice for their 60 minutes of fame.

Neil Sutcliffe, 50, an accountant of Park Lane, Penwortham, has been selected as one of the first 615 human statues to take to the plinth.

Neil will have his performance streamed live online at

>Bible man to preach at 'prattle of Trafalgar'

1 comment:

  1. The accountant Sutcliff was almost prevented from taking part after being struck with Cellulitis, an infection in connective tissues which causes severe inflammation, on his leg this week.

    But after a course of antibiotics and a doctor’s note he was able to perform.
    Neil took to the plinth from 1pm to 2pm yesterday, watched by his brother Russell, wife Olwen and 14-year-old daughter Abbii.

    He said: "It was very fun – I survived and it went very well.You could interact with the people – it was not a case that you were so high up you could not see what was happening.

    "Some people seemed to appreciate it and I got a round of applause at the end. With the microphone I could be heard right across the square."