Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival pays tribute to victims of Manchester attack

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 June 2017

The new sculpture in memory of the Manchester attack victims.

The new sculpture in memory of the Manchester attack victims.


A collapsed sculpture at Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival has been replaced with a tribute to the victims from the Manchester attack.

The artwork at the festival often needs repairing but when the weather took a turn for the worse and a sculpture collapsed, it was decided to create a new piece.

The festival’s organisers came up with the idea and asked the public what they thought, with people suggesting ideas for the final piece.

The heart sculpture pays tribute to the 22 innocent victims who lost their lives at a suicide bomb attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert on May 22.

Project organiser Alex Messchaert said: “Following the London terror attacks earlier this week it seems more fitting that ever to show unity, love and support.”

The five-tonne tribute is now complete and visitors are welcome to pay their respects by leaving flowers at the sculpture.

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