After their recent success winning Gold in the Dorset Tourism Awards, Sculpture by the Lakes are delighted to announce that they have been selected as one of the finalists in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category in this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards as well as being selected to represent the region in the National Visit England Awards.
The South West Awards ceremony is being held at The Grand Pier, Weston Supermare on 12 February 2015.
Building the new ‘island hideaway’ is well in hand and the foundations for the bridge are in place and the construction is well underway.
The Pavilion is looking good and should be ready to receive its first guest on schedule in February 2015.
Simon has installed his latest sculpture along the central causeway, entitled As Kingfishers. The lakes benefit from visits by beautiful kingfishers on a regular basis, so it seemed fitting to pay homage to these magnificent birds.
The piece is inspired by a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins; “As Kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; as tumbled over rim in roundy wells, stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s…..”