OutCry! campaign on the fourth plinth

19 August 2009

What have the OutCry! campaign, Sooty and Sweep, a school bell and Staffordshire oatcakes got in common? They were all part of our supporter Avril Cowles' living Fourth Plinth sculpture on Monday evening.

On Monday 17 August 2009, in Trafalgar Square, London, Avril Cowles entertained the watching crowds for an hour as part of the historic art installation, One and Other, by the sculptor Antony Gormley. Gormley has been getting the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth , a space normally reserved for statues of kings and generals, in an image of themselves and the whole of humanity.

Avril was supporting The Children’s Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) OutCry! campaign to end the immigration detention of children and their families. She held up six simple message banners highlighting the unfairness and injustice faced by the 2,000 children held in immigration detention every year in the UK.