The Sand Sculpture Festival has extended its opening – and it is offering a sensory experience for blind people

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:25 05 October 2017

Sand Sculptures on Weston Beach.

Sand Sculptures on Weston Beach.

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Weston Sand Sculpture Festival will stay on the town’s beach for longer than planned, and it is planning a special event for blind people just before it closes.

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival. Weston Sand Sculpture Festival.

The festival will close its doors on October 15, but not before it runs a one-off free event.

In the first year of the event seven visually impaired people visited to explore the sculpture with their hands, and every year since the number of blind or partially-sighted people visiting the tourist attraction has grown.

So now to cater for these people the festival will run a whole day of sensory events.

Nicola Wood – sculptor and co-organiser of the event – said: “We believe an appreciation of art and an enjoyment for sculpture should not be limited to those who can see.”

The festival will finish on October 15. The festival will finish on October 15.

The event will take place on October 15, from 10am-5pm. It is free for visually impaired people and their carers.

For more information, email info@westonsandsculpture.co.uk

MORE: See a gallery of images from inside Weston Sand Sculpture Festival 2017 here.

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