Dennis the Menace and Gnasher sand sculpture by Jamie Wardley

Derby welcomes Dennis the Menace and our sand sculpture workshops

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This weekend we were part of the ‘Beano Take Over’ at Intu Derby Shopping Centre.  I had the pleasure of making a 1 tonne table top sand sculpture over two days, of a boyhood hero and his dog who was recognised by all generations as the Beano has been around for 77 years.

 

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher sand sculpture by Jamie Wardley

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher sand sculpture by Jamie Wardley

“Its Dennis the Menace and Gnasher!” a young boy screeched.  His granddad would then give a knowing smile as he thought back to his own childhood.….”Aye, he looks a bit different to when I was a lad but he gets up to the same tricks!”  Dennis was armed with a catapult and tomato egged on by Gnasher.  This sculpture was then protected with a perspex box and Dennis and Gnasher were kept all summer!

Jamie Wardley Sand Sculptor

Just carving the finishing touches
Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

sand sculptor Jamie Wardley

We always like to make something too!

During the weekend we also ran two days of sand sculpture workshops in a sand pit made with 10 tonnes of sand.  Some of the Intu Derby staff even helped out and got a little training to help them run their own sand art workshop for the rest of the summer.

sand turtles

Turtles made in the sand sculpture workshop

Jamie

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