Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Chichester
West Sussex

South East England

Oaklands Park
(Minerva Theater)

Minerva

Athena or Pallas Athena (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva)
Philip Jackson
1997

Chichester /  Minerva   Chichester /  Minerva

Description

Bronze statue of Minerva seated on a bench with her helmet next to her.

Inscription(s)

LESLIE EVERSHED-MARTIN
cbe. sb. st. j. (1903-1994) founder of
chichester festival theater

the chichester festival
theater opened 1962
the minerva opened 1989

Annotation

The statue commemorates the founder of the Chichester Festival Theatre, Leslie Evershed Martin (1903-1994). The theatre opened in 1962 primarily as the result of his efforts and the involvement of Sir Laurence Olivier who became the theatres inaugural Artistic Director.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°50'33" W 0°46'39"

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