This weekend we were part of the ‘Beano Take Over’ at Intu Derby Shopping Centre. I had the pleasure of making a 1 tonne table top sand sculpture over two days, of a boyhood hero and his dog who was recognised by all generations as the Beano has been around for 77 years.
“Its Dennis the Menace and Gnasher!” a young boy screeched. His granddad would then give a knowing smile as he thought back to his own childhood.….”Aye, he looks a bit different to when I was a lad but he gets up to the same tricks!” Dennis was armed with a catapult and tomato egged on by Gnasher. This sculpture was then protected with a perspex box and Dennis and Gnasher were kept all summer!
During the weekend we also ran two days of sand sculpture workshops in a sand pit made with 10 tonnes of sand. Some of the Intu Derby staff even helped out and got a little training to help them run their own sand art workshop for the rest of the summer.