Living Statues Competition

The Councils in association with LSD Promotions are delighted to announce the inaugural National Living Statue Championship, which will feature over the Shakespeare Celebration weekend. Organisers are confident it will become an annual feature of the festivities, exclusive to Stratford.

The UK’s first 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 pm 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 has 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!’

The competition will begin on Friday evening with Contestants will all be offered individual pitches under pop-up marquees with lighting, before busking between 8.30pm and 10.30pm.

Statues will continue to 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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