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Making waves (& whales)

Last night we checked out the brilliant whale sculpture in Bristol’s Millennium Square. It is huge, weighs six-tonnes and features a blue whale and a humpback whale made from Somerset willow and 70,000 old plastic bottles collected from the Bath Half Marathon and Bristol 10k races. It even features a working blow hole that blasts out steam at regular intervals.

The artwork, created by the brilliant Cod Steaks is to mark the city’s status as European Green Capital. It represents the threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, particularly plastic bags and food and drink packaging.

Exhibiting until Sept 1. More info

Jul, 17, 2015