The Dream ST.Helens Reviews
A Work Of Beauty Feb 12, 2012
The Sutton Manor colliery was the last colliery to be closed in Merseyside in 1991. Locals had yearned for something to fill the void left by the colliery since it closed and in 2009 this void was filled. "The Big Art Project" produced the Dream. More than 1,400 publicly nominated locations to be part of "The Big Art Project", an ambitious public art commissioning initiative from Channel 4 and ST.Helens won the project.
The Dream (Or the White Girl as we locals call her) stands at over 20 meters high however, the foundations she is built on is double that. A total of 6,160 man-hours were spent on site during the construction of Dream.
The is now a recognised piece of art around the world. The girl is a symbol for those families who's loved ones lost their lives within the Sutton Colliery mine, some workers where never found. These individuals are remembered in a small section along the walk ways surrounding the dream.
The area around the head is surrounded by numerous walk ways. Those who go Geocaching will also find local caches situated around the dream, providing individuals with a wealth of information.
The Dream is free, with plenty of local parking. Individuals with a disability are able to access The Dream by taking paths made especially for disability access.
This is a recommended activity for anyone young and old. A work of art, a work of beauty providing cultural information for all.
I am so fortunate to only live a stones throw away from The Dream. I can see this beauty from my house :)
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