Sand-astic - again!

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 May 2012

Kevin Cranford from Perth, Australia.

Kevin Cranford from Perth, Australia.


WESTON’s famous sand sculptures have taken shape on the seafront.

The town’s Sand Sculpture Festival is set to be unveiled to the public tomorrow (Fri) now experts have turned 4,000 tonnes of sand into all sorts of eye-catching shapes.

This year’s theme will be fun and games and spectators can revisit games from their childhood and marvel at the toys of today.

They can see their favourite hobbies, stories and past-times transformed into giant sand art.

From arcade amusements and board games to the wide world of sport, nothing will be forgotten - there promises to be something for all ages, genders and backgrounds.

As the festival will open on the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, the occasion will be celebrated by the unveiling of a special sculpture of the royal lady herself.

Visitors can also design a sculpture for the Olympics and the winning entry will be created live by one of the world champion sculptors throughout the games.

The festival runs until September 9. Tickets are £3.50 for adults, £3 for concessions, £2 for children and £10 for families.

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