Thursday, 19 July 2012

Comedy Carpet....

Undoubtedly my favourite part of our recent Blackpool trip was experiencing the new 'Comedy Carpet' on the promenade at the foot of the tower. Created by artist Gordon Young and unveiled late last year by Ken Dodd, the Comedy Carpet brings to life the work of more than 1000 comedians and comedy writers. It is one of Britain's largest pieces of public art, cost £2.6m and features over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. 

It is truly a remarkable piece of art and features something for everyone from Tommy Cooper to Peter Kay and from Bottom to Keeping Up Appearances. 

We spent ages exploring the piece, looking out for our favourite comedians and quotes from our favourite shows. The Comedy Carpet is visually stunning too, I just had to go and buy the full souvenir guide and a tea towel from the shop nearby to take home with me!

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You can find out more about the 'Comedy Carpet' and learn more about the design process by visiting the official website


2 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun to see; what an awesome piece of art!

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  2. I want to go there just to see this haha

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