Work starts on Sand Sculpture Festival
By Prue_Reid | Thursday, March 21, 2013, 18:10
WESTON seafront movie scene is now in full swing.
One of the sand sculptors at work.
Twenty of the world's greatest sand sculptors have arrived in 'sunny' Weston-super-Mare from nine different countries to create the town's very own HOLLYWOOD on the beach.
The sand at Weston is considered very special and is perfect for creating sand sculptures.
One of the UK artists Rachel Stubbs said:"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."
People who have already strolled along the promenade this week may have noticed the 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.
CBBCs Deadly Art presenter and co-organiser of the project, Nicola Wood said: "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 usual interactive workshops and tours will be available, and some extra-special photo opportunities are being created.
It you fancy collecting your own Oscar or being papped by the press then the red carpet awaits.
The festival will opens on Friday, March 29, and will be open daily from 11am-5pm.
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