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Richard carved in sand….

Richard in Sand

Watch time-lapse footage of Richard III sand sculpture being modelled in Leicester’

A time-lapse video showing the creation of a sand sculpture depicting the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 has been captured by the University of Leicester.

80 tonnes of sand were transformed into four giant sculptures by award-winning artists who were asked to interpret the theme Dynasty, Death and Discovery.

The sculptures, each up to 4m high, are located at the King Richard III Visitor Centre entrance and central courtyard, Wygston’s House on Jubilee Square and in front of BBC Radio Leicester on Guildhall Lane.

The sculptures will remain in place until the end of September.

The project is a collaboration between Nicola Wood (CBBC presenter and Leicester born sculptor), the Visitor Centre and the City Festival. Visit the site to see a lot more about these marvellous sand carvings.


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3 thoughts on “Richard carved in sand….

  1. Kalina on said:

    These sculptures are horrible. Richard is old, ugly and looks like some troglodyte.


  2. I don’t mind the family group, although it’s not very authentic, but the others I’m not keen on!


  3. The time lapse film is fascinating. Do you think some of the Richards look like Laurence Olivier, who famous played Richard III in 1955?


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