SNEAK PEEK: Take a look at some of the artwork in the Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival
PUBLISHED: 09:00 08 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:10 10 April 2017
Work on Weston-super-Mare’s 13th annual Sand Sculpture Festival has begun and artists are going topsy-turvy this year.
Sculptors from around the world have gathered on the town’s seafront to create sandy masterpieces in preparation for the opening next week.
Organiser and sculptor Nicola Wood said: “Topsy-turvy is a theme I have wanted to do for a long time because (the artists) are always look for ways to push the boundaries and do something wacky, political or controversial.
“I wanted a theme which gave them a real freedom of expression but at the same time wanted to keep it fun, exciting and happy.
“I felt the theme married the two things together – it was free and it was fun.”
The theme was decided by Mercury readers during a vote in February, with more than 50 per cent of people choosing the winning topic.
The festival will open on April 14 and will remain open until the end of September.
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