Preparations underway for giant Magna Carta sand sculpture in Lincoln

Lincoln Castle took delivery of 80 tonnes of sand early on August 13 ahead of a special sculpture being created to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

The sculpture, which will stand at four metres tall and nine metres wide, is to be constructed as part of Festival 800 – a 10 day event celebrating the Magna Carta through live music, comedy, art and performances.

World-renowned artist Remy and Paul Hoggard will start building the giant sand sculpture inside the castle grounds on Friday, August 14, with the project expected to take two weeks to complete.

The sculpture will be moulded using sand, water and a few simple tools.

Examples of work by the artistic duo, who go by Sand Artist.

Examples of work by the artistic duo, who go by Sand Artist.

See the sand arriving at the castle and hear Remy and Paul discuss the project in the video above.

More information on Remy and Paul’s 30 years of combined sand sculpture experience can be found on their website.