Planned sculpture designs on show in Consett

Design for Consett sculpture The proposed sculptures are made of steel to celebrate the town's mining history

Related Stories

Designs for a sculpture planned for Consett in County Durham to celebrate its steelmaking history have gone on show.

Three pieces, created by artist Colin Rose have been installed at roundabouts in the town.

A fifth of Consetts's population left the town when its steelworks closed down almost 30 years ago.

Mr Rose will be talking about his plans at St Patrick's Church Hall until 14:00 BST.

The project is being funded by Durham County Council, Aviva and the Urban and Rural Renaissance Fund.

Councillor Neil Foster, Durham County Council's Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: "The artist has used images of the town's past to inspire his designs, which use steel, with amber lighting to create the impression of molten metal."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tyne & Wear

Weather

Newcastle upon Tyne

Min. Night 11 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.