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A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Dursley Sculpture & Play Trail


Esteemed artist Jackie Lantelli has installed some of her beautiful Fairy sculptures high in the trees for visitors to enjoy this summer.  

Jackie, from Slimbridge, crafted the famous ‘ghost soldiers’ which caught the public’s imagination  during the VE day commemorations in 2018.

Jackie said: “As soon as I saw this beautiful woodland I knew that this was the perfect place for my  Fairies. Each tree used here has been chosen with care and inspired the way I posed them. I do  hope you enjoy finding them.”

Installation of the 10 fairy pieces will coincide with Shakespeare inspired activities in Dursley this  summer which include an exhibition in the Dursley Heritage Centre from 8th July onwards,  exploring the writer’s links to the town. Shakespeare Summer copy (dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk) 

Volunteers maintain the Sculpture and Play Trail and install new pieces. Theresa Kinnison the  Volunteers Coordinator said: “We are so lucky to have this wonderful set of sculptures for the  summer, and to have such a skilled volunteer team to put them up. We welcome new volunteer  members and new sculptures for our community to enjoy. If you’d like to help, do get in touch”. 

Each fairy has a name, gleaned from world mythologies. You can find the Sculpture Trail at  Twinberrow Woods. 

Entry is completely free. The installation will be there until the end of the summer holidays. 

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