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Gateshead Family Sculpture Day returns to Saltwell Park

Posted on Thursday 14 September 2017
Gateshead Family Sculpture Day

Gateshead Family Sculpture Day

The 32nd annual Gateshead Family Sculpture Day gets underway next week as the ever popular event takes place in the Grove, Saltwell Park on Sunday, 24 September from 11am-4pm.

Now an absolute highlight and core tradition of Gateshead’s calendar, this family event of building and banging, creating and constructing with wood returns.

Gateshead Family Sculpture Day is run by Gateshead Council and sees up to 1,000 people descend on Saltwell Park every year.

This great day out offers mums, dads, kids and grandparents the chance to build their very own monumental artworks out of rough timber and a handful of nails.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Four Seasons’ so come along and create something amazing.  

It could be a tree climbing Saltwell Park squirrel in Autumn, visiting the beach and eating ice cream in the Summer, a blossoming tree in Spring or a Winter loving snowman. Or will it be the wooden version of a yummy Four Seasons pizza, or something that illustrates Vivaldi’s musical masterpiece – The Four Seasons?

Gateshead Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, Councillor Angela Douglas said: “This is a fantastic event that gets the whole family involved and has a great community spirit.  There are artists and professional sculptors on hand to get everyone started and help, so all people have to do is get creative and think of something to build.”

Entry to Gateshead’s Family Sculpture Day is free with a ‘pay as you feel’ option as a contribution towards the cost of the event.  There will also be a small charge for tool hire and nails.  Families are asked to bring along their own hammers – and lots of ideas!

Even if you don’t fancy building, why not visit from 1pm and see all the amazing sculptures other families have made?

Gateshead Family Sculpture Day takes place in The Grove at Saltwell Park on Sunday, 24 September from 11am-4pm.

For further information please contact Gateshead Council’s Culture Team at Gateshead Central Library on 0191 433 8420 or email