Octopus Mosaic Unveiling

Octopus Mosaic Unveiling

Monday 31st January saw the unveiling of the Octopus Mosaic, known as "Harrison Shade, The Eight Places of Peace in the Octopus' Garden". This project was called 'Under the Sea Tree'. Funding was secured from LCVS to undertake the task.

The Unveiling of the Octopus Mosaic

As part of the planning for the Octopus Garden it was decided that a quaint feature in the garden would be a highlight for visitors to the centre.

The project began as a small youth art project. It quickly became apparent that this was going to take a lot longer than first planned. The work involved in the mosaic was very detailed and some of the young people left the group due to other commitments.

During International Beatles Weekend we took the mosaic outside and invited local residents, young people and tourist alike to take part in putting some of the tiles onto the mosaic.

Dionne Ward & Paul Kenny, were both instrumental in the design and delivery of this project. Without their commitment this wonderful piece of art would not be here today.

As the mosaic was nearing the finish we all agreed that the Octopus needed a name. PLDT invited the children from Dovedale Junior School to take part in a naming competition. Three names were chosen and the children were invited to attend the unveiling.

The event was made even more special by having many guest attending including Neil Tudor (Neil is a Paul McCartney look-a-like). Neil was very impressed with the work of the PLDT and agreed to attend future events to support the work of the Charity.

Marc Kenny who is in a Beatles tribute band joined the fun and entertained our guests by singing some great songs.

Local Councillors from Church & Greenbank Ward also joined in the fun and were extremely pleased to see the facility making a positive difference in their community. All councillors have supported the PLDT for a very long time.

To ensure that all our guest were catered for, Julie from Penny Lane Cakes provided some wonderful refreshments. And not forgetting the huge effort by the staff and volunteers at PLDT for all the hard work they put into making each event a success.

Why not call in and see the wonderful mosaic situated behind the sandstone wall on Penny Lane?

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