It was a party atmosphere on the Pantiles last night celebrating the arrival of the Natural History Museum sculpture ‘Polar Dance’, the larger than life sculpture by renowned Royal Sculptor Tessa Campbell Fraser.

Organised by Beumée Gallery on the Pantiles, with kids entertainment from Froggle Parties and Woods Restaurant offering free meals for the kids it was a fun atmosphere on a barmy summer’s evening.

The sculpture located next to the bandstand opposite Woods Restaurant, portrays the symbiotic relationship between nature and mankind and our battle against global warming; in doing so embracing nature and offering it our protection. It will be on show throughout the Summer.

Schools in the area were invited to take part in a competition to write a poem about the sculpture and The Mayor-Elect Julia Soyke and media were present at the event to congratulate the winner and the winning poem is now publicly displayed next to the statue. Other selected poems are also on public display in Woods Restaurant.