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Get set for the Redcar game park

Published: 13th Jun 2012

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BUDDING artists are being given a sporting chance to contribute to a masterpiece -as Redcar & Cleveland gears up for the Olympic Torch passing through the Borough.

A sculpture and game park will be created on Redcar High Street on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, from 11am to 4pm, with experts on hand to create a unique piece of art celebrating the historic occasion.

And local residents are invited to bring along any old sports equipment to help form the striking sculpture.

Free workshops with professional artists will take place over the weekend, giving everybody that comes along the opportunity to contribute to the sculpture and add their own creative flair.

In addition to the creation of the sculpture there will be street theatre, fun games and sporting activities, with local sports clubs offering free sessions.

For anyone who doesn't fancy taking part but is keen to see the finished sculpture, the Sculpture Park will be open on June 18, between 9am and 4pm.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Olwyn Peters, said: "We are celebrating some huge events in 2012 and this is a great way for local residents and visitors to Redcar to be inspired and take part in this fun event."

The Olympic Torch relay starts in Redcar at 6.59am on Monday and will go on to pass through Marske, Saltburn, Brotton, Carlin How and Loftus.

For further information please visit http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/visit, find us on Facebook 'redcarandclevelandtourism' or contact 01642 496425.

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