Visitors to The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland next month will be able to walk among – and in some cases become – some very unusual garden statues.
Working in partnership with a Newcastle-based circus outreach company, Let’s Circus, the garden's curators have organised the Still festival, an event which will explore the theme of “living sculptures.”
Taking place between August 23 and 28, organisers hope that it will be a big enough success to be repeated every year. A number of installations, dreamt up by four professional artists, intend to drawn upon the tradition of garden statues such as water features, religious icons to inspire peacefulness like buddhas or animal statues of lions, gargoyles or other mythical beasts.
One installation will incorporate the human element into a series of garden statues detailing the meta
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