Give a statue a voice




You've heard from Queen Victoria, Sherlock, and Asclepius - but now another statue is waiting for his chance to speak!

The Science Gallery's MOUTHY season has teamed up with Sing London this autumn to give budding writers the chance to bring a new Talking Statue to life: the great Romantic poet John Keats, who can be found sitting on a bench on the Guy's Hospital campus!

For more information, visit the JOHN KEATS statue page

Learn more about MOUTHY here 

How to enter:

The competition is open to everyone! Submit a monologue (maximum 350 words) from the perspective of the Keats statue. Our expert judging panel will be looking for originality, factual accuracy and entertainment value, so keep this in mind when writing.

The winning pieces will be recorded by well-known actors and included as part of Talking Statues, ready to chat later in the autumn. Winners will also be invited along to their monologue recording and receive a copy of the final recorded script to keep.

The writing competition is now closed - thank you to everyone who entered! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner...