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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.


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