Mar 8 2010 Halton Borough Council, It's Our World
Wigg Island in Runcorn has been made a little more magaical, thanks to a new piece of art.
The project is called the ‘Ringing Tree’ and recreates an old fairy tale about a spoiled princess who forces a besotted prince to find a magic singing ringing tree.
After many months of travelling he eventually finds the tree, and then the story begins to unfold… but you don’t have to go to those lengths - It is now a permanent attraction at the popular nature reserve.
They can be found in the ‘Troll Trail’ nature area at Wigg Island. A local artist, Angela Sidwell was commissioned to work with the schools and community groups to make and design for the commission.
The project involved two local schools Runcorn All Saints and The Brow along with Upton Conservation Group, Halton Day Services and the Guides and several groups of brownies from Runcorn East , 10th Halton, 7th & 10th Runcorn.
All groups have created a series of designs which will be used and incorporated onto metal oak leaves. The leaves will adorn the top branches of an Oak tree hanging along side ringing bells.
Halton Borough Council's Executive Member for Parks and Countryside, Cllr Phil Harris, said: "The young people and groups involved in the project have worked really hard and produced a wonderful new attraction for the park."
The Friends of Wigg Island Community Park and Halton Borough Council secured funding from The Mersey Forest and Ineos Chlor to create the arts project.
All participants who have been involved with the project were invited to attend the unveiling of the tree to the public. For further details call Bill on 01928 563 803.