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Grand Opening: Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

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We want to see YOU on the beach during our grand opening Easter Weekend!

The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival is set to open again this year for its 13th edition with a brand new theme. Suggestions have flocked in and your voices have been heard. We are now proud to announce the theme for this year will be…THE CIRCUS!

2018 marks 250 years since the birth of the art form – when Philip Astley, the father of modern circus – first leapt into show business with his own ring of entertainments near Waterloo in London in 1768. Now circus and its descendants have spread far and wide, including right here in the West Country.

Cities all over the world will be doing their bit to showcase the art form and Weston will be a part of the force with over 30 sand sculptures whipped up from of 5000 tons of Weston’s super-sand.

So what do the designers have in store for us this year? Nicola Wood, co-organiser of the festival explains:
“This has been a popular suggestion for many years but 2018 is the perfect year for the celebration because we can join a worldwide reunion. Being a huge circus fan myself the problem is editing the ideas, not creating them. Circus is fun, vibrant and triumphant-we have to go BIG!”

Expect to see acrobats, animals and, of course clowns with plenty of photo opportunities to become part of the exhibition. 16 International artists will prepare their masterpieces to tell the story of the importance and influence of circus over generations of change.

Not only can you expect to see circus freaks and stunts galore but you may also prepare to get your hands dirty with a new and improved workshop area and facilities for schools, bespoke workshops for company teambuilding and some exciting opportunities for corporate sponsorship and of course live circus acts throughout the season…not to be missed.

Also prepare to don the Ringmaster’s hat as you become the judge of the 3rd annual Weston Sand Sculpture Championships as 10 of the worlds greatest sculpting talents go head to head for the £1000 prize!

So…if you want to run away with the circus this year, you know where to find it!

Adults: £ 4.00
Concession Offer £ 3.50
Children £ 3.00 (15 and below) (under 3’s free)
Family Ticket £ 10.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

We are opened daily from the 30th of March from 10:00am – 6:00pm (last admission 5:30pm) until the end of September 2018

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