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Sand sculpture event opens in Weston-super-Mare

Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary

The Weston-super-Mare sand sculpture competition is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

To mark the event they will be revisiting some of the best sculptures over the last decade including King Kong which featured in the 2006 event.

A huge sand birthday cake will also be included in the event.

Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary

Sand sculpture festival will return

Weston super Mare's sand sculpture festival will return Credit: ITV Westcountry

Weston super Mare's sand sculpture festival will return this year despite fears that it might be too expensive.

Organisers have confirmed the festival will be back next month to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Last year organisers said the festival might not return because it costs too much to set up.

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Weston's Sand Sculpture festival is under threat

There are fears that sculptures like this will not be returning to Weston-super-Mare next year Credit: ITV News

Weston-super-Mare's popular Sand Sculpture festival may not return to the seafront next year unless it gets sponsorship.

Organisers say it costs around £30,000 to set the event up. They are also looking to improve security and even to include an education centre on site.

The annual festival - which brings in sculptors from across the world - is a big attraction for the seaside town.

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Hollywood comes to Weston-super-Mare

More than 20 sand sculptors from across the globe have been busy transforming part of the beach at Weston-super-Mare into a little bit of Hollywood.

The festival opens tomorrow but here are a few of the creations.

King Kong rules the sands.... Credit: ITV News West Country
Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story 3 gang taking a seaside vacation Credit: ITV News West Country
Darth Vadar doesn't seem so menacing when he isn't in black Credit: ITV News West Country