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Big Bird

Big Bird - Bickerstaffe Square

16-31 October

What’s 3.5 metres high and made out of ten London taxis? Big Bird of course! This new Lightpool feature is an exciting new addition to this year’s Lightpool Festival.

The 1 tonne pigeon was originally created for the Museum of London’s immersive experience Beasts of London, created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, but it will spread its wings and flock to Blackpool for Lightpool Festival. The giant sculpture is impressively made out London Black Cabs and will be aesthetically illuminated by Lightworks.

Created by award-winning artist and designer Dan Shorten of Guildhall School, who has designed large scale outdoor installations for Glastonbury Festival, and visual artist and designer, Tom Downing, Bird is set to impress audiences of all ages.

Big Bird