Charity Macmillan Cancer Support is showcasing artwork featuring an entire British skyline made out of 25,000 biscuits in London.
Launched at the Koppel Project at Baker Street in London yesterday (7 September) and on display until 11 September, the huge biscuit sculpture takes up all of the window fronts of the Baker Street space.
The installation showcases a range of UK landmarks using the medium of biscuits. Each was chosen to give thanks to the millions of people that helped raise £27.6m during last year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event, which broke all previous records.
Macmillan has identified coffee morning hosts from across the country and immortalised their local landmarks in the art piece. There are eight of the UK’s most iconic landmarks on display, these include The Shard in London (the capital boasted 7,500 coffee mornings last year, with the most taking place in SE1); Whitby Abbey – traditionally known for its tea, Yorkshire featured the most coffee mornings in England with 8,392 taking place across the county; Old Trafford – Greater Manchester held 4,097 coffee mornings last year; and Edinburgh Castle – coffee mornings took place as far north as the Shetland Islands, but it was the people of Edinburgh who held the most coffee mornings in Scotland, with the most registrations in a single postcode coming from the area.
Also on display will be the Wales Millenium Centre – the Welsh capital Cardiff held the most coffee morning registrations in a single postcode; Hylands House, showcasing how Chelmsford held the most coffee mornings in the east of England last year; and Clifton Suspension Bridge, as Bristolians held more coffee mornings than anywhere else in the south west last year.
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre in Londonderry is the last landmark, where Macmillan is investing £1.5m in a new Macmillan Support Centre on the health and wellbeing campus at Altnagelvin Hospital. Local people have thrown their support behind fundraising for the project, with the most coffee morning signs up in Northern Ireland coming from this area last year.
In July Bako North Western Group chief executive Mark Tomlinson raised money for Macmillan by cycling the length of the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.