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Get lost in a world of books
As part of its ongoing Festival of the World event, the Southbank Centre in Lambeth is hosting aMAZEme, a labyrinth constructed from a colossal quarter-of-a-million books, created by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo in collaboration with production company Hungryman.

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Covering 500 square metres inside the Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom, the maze, which has 'book walls' of up to 2.5 metres high, is certainly a sight to behold.

Its creators intend for visitors to "discover new textures, images and emotions" as they explore the unique maze, which is likely to appeal to children just as much as it does to adults.

The installation, built entirely by an army of volunteers, consists of books new and old, all of which will be going to Oxfam charity shops once it closes on 26th August.

Described on the maze's website as a "hypnotic and surprising 'book labyrinth'", it could possibly be the most extraordinary and striking book display you'll ever see.

In the video below, you can enjoy a time lapse video showing the maze being constructed, with visitors turning up to check it out. How about checking it out yourself?

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Why? A quarter of a million books have never looked so interesting.
When: Now until 26th August, 2012; Daily 8am–6pm; open till 8pm on Fridays.
Phone: 020 7960 4200
Where: Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX,
Cost: Free
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