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Gateshead Family Sculpture Day: Hammers, Wood, Nails, Make things!


Gateshead Family Sculpture Day: Hammers, Wood, Nails, Make Things is back for its 32nd year in The Grove, Saltwell Park on Sunday 24 September, 11am-4pm.

Now an absolute highlight and core tradition of Gateshead’s event’s calender this family event of building and banging, creating and constructing with wood returns. Gateshead Family Sculpture Day is run by Gateshead Council’s Culture Team and sees up to 2,000 people descend on Saltwell Park yearly, to get making!

If you’ve been to Sculpture Day before, well then you know what it’s all about and if you haven’t – the tag line ‘Hammers, Wood, Nails, Make Things’ tells you everything you need to know. There are artists and professional sculptors on hand to get you started and help, so all you have to do is think of something to build…..

This year’s theme is ‘Four Seasons’ so tell us what that means to you using wood; is it a cheeky tree climbing Saltwell Park squirrel in Autumn? Is it visiting the beach and eating ice cream in the Summer? Could it be a blossoming tree in Spring? Or do you want to build a Snowmannnnn? Or is it a cheesy yummy 4 Seasons pizza (yes please!) or Vivaldi’s musical piece or even giant hotel? The possibilities are endless.

Gateshead Family Sculpture Day takes place in The Grove, Saltwell Park on Sunday 24 September, 11am-4pm. As always, we will have tonnes of wood, tools, nails, expert artists on hand to help. If your wee one is too small to build, why not visit at 1pm and see all the amazing sculptures other families have made!

The day is free entry and Pay what you feel (small charges for tool hire and Raku pottery).

For more information: 0191 433 8420 or visit:

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Free (small charges for tool hire nails and Raku pottery)



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