Living Statues Competition

The Councils in association with LSD Promotions are delighted to announce that the National Living Statue Championship is returning to Stratford-upon-Avon for its second year.  This exciting competition will feature over the Shakespeare Celebration weekend.

The National Living Statue Championship is a key new feature of the Celebrations and is bringing some of the best artists in the field to the town, including World and National Champions. Both professional and child artists will compete for a cash prize with performances throughout the weekend and winners announced on Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm on Waterside.

Dermot McGillicuddy, Director of LSD Promotions, has worked closely with Shakespeare’s Celebrations to organise the Championship. He said: ‘Living statues from across the world will be busking on the Bancroft throughout Saturday and on Sunday until early afternoon. We are thrilled that the first ever UK Championship attracted so much talent. Come and be amazed by the painted and costumed characters – it is not often you get the opportunity to see so many world-class artists in one place!’

Statues will busk on Saturday on Waterside and Bancroft Gardens after the parade, while on Sunday they will be asked to take up positions in Bancroft Gardens as judging takes place.

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