World’s ‘greatest’ descend on North Somerset

Sculptor at work

Sculptor at work

Twenty of the world’s greatest sand sculptors have arrived in Weston-super-Mare to create the town’s very own HOLLYWOOD on the beach.

One of the artists, Rachel Stubbs, comments on why the type of sand at Weston is ideal: “The shape of the grain is very important, it must have sharp ages, be fine and contain enough silt to bind it together.

“Weston is very lucky because with this sand we can create enormous sculptures and make fine details.”

Already on the promenade this week is an eight-metre tall pyramid poking over the top of the fences.

In nine days, it will turn into a giant King Kong, and arriving next to it will be the characters from Harry Potter.

CBBC’s Deadly Art presenter and Co-organiser of the project, Nicola Wood comments: “We have a fantastic team of artists this year.

We knew when we decided to create Hollywood that we must bring in the stars, and we have. We even have world champions on site.”

The sculptors will work on their creations ready to present them to the public on Good Friday.

The festival will opens on March 29th and will be open daily from 11-5pm. Tickets range from £2-£3.50. For more information visit www.westonsandsculpture.co.uk

 

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