Hawkinge children join mane attraction

Contributed by editor on Oct 26, 2004 - 08:46 PM


A three dimensional horse sculptured out of steel will be taking up residence at Shepway Council’s offices in Castle Hill Avenue this winter.

The horse, created by Brian Hall of Charing, weighs 120lbs and stands 80 centimetres high. It is inspired by artist Charles Newington’s Millennium White Horse that stands o­n Cheriton Hill.

The horse, which will be unveiled by Cllr Susan Carey o­n behalf of the Friends of the White Horse, o­n 4 November, will take pride of place at the Civic Centre until January.

Sharing the limelight with the sculpture will be a display of paintings by children from Churchill, Hawkinge and Selsted primary schools.

The paintings were created when local artist Helen Beeken spent a day at each school as part of a summer art project supported by Hawkinge Neighbourhood Management Partnership.