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Stars in the Sand at Weston's annual festival
WESTON-SUPER-MARE’S annual Sand Sculpture Festival is coming to the coast once again this month.
World-class artists are creating a village of towering sculptures from over 4000 tonnes of Weston’s unique beach sand in time for the Easter weekend.
Past years have celebrated the world of fairy tales,the ocean and even Great Britain and for 2013 the theme is Hollywood.
Co-organiser Alec Messchaert said: “We want to come back with a bang for 2013. We have picked a theme that is all singing and all dancing and we are confident it will offer something for everyone. It is my favourite theme yet.”
Last year the event attracted 75,000 visitors despite it being the second wettest summer on record.
CBBC’s Deadly Art presenter and co-organiser of the project, Nicola Wood, said: “Last summer was a wet one and although the festival is very lucky to have survived, we are not afraid to say that we deserve it.
“Our sculptors are some of the best in the world. Who wouldn’t want to see their incredible work?”
There will also be workshops for people to get involved, live demonstrations, school visits and a chance to be pictured with the stars in the sand which include the likes of Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, and characters from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
The festival is opening much earlier this weekend on March 29 and will be running until the end of September. It is open daily from 11am-5pm and tickets cost between £2-£3.50. For more information visit www.westonsandsculpture.co.uk