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Ian Brown famously said “Manchester’s got everything, except a beach”. This summer the Stone Roses singer would be happy to see our giant sandcastle in the middle of a beach in the centre of Manchester.

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Sand Sculptor Jamie Wardley Credit: Phil Nelson
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Cheeky Face Credit: Phil Nelson

Made from 8 tonnes of sand, the sand art took Sand In Your Eye’s sand sculptors Claire Jamieson and Jamie Wardley a day to create, ably assisted by Claire’s friend Liisa. Jamie and Rich Spence popped back to make a few repairs.

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Winning Credit: Phil Nelson

The sandcastle was commissioned by Great Northern for On The Beach Holidays and has been carved for a competition, visitors can take a selfie with the sand sculpture, upload it to social media with the hashtag #ONTHEBEACHMCR for the chance of winning £1000 in holiday vouchers. The sand castle will be at the Great Northern amphitheatre for the rest of summer along with a massive sandpit for Mancunians of all ages to play in.

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Sand Castle Selfie Credit: Phil Nelson
Courtesy of On The Beach Holidays

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