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Official opening for latest Lincolnshire coastal tourist attraction

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The Sound Tower will be officially unveiled at Chapel Six Marshes on Saturday 5 July at 1pm.

The new attraction will be unveiled by Lincolnshire County Council executive member for economic development, Colin Davie, who will be joined by architects Rhys Cannon and Mathew Springett.

Located on the seafront, the new landmark focuses people’s senses and amplifies the windy nature of the site. It is part of the Structures on the Edge project, which is developing a gallery of artistic architecture along the coast.

Coun Davie said: “The Sound Tower is part of a wider initiative designed to build on the success of the Bathing Beauties project.

“Tourism is a key industry on the coast, and all this work is about making the most of the area’s cultural, historical and natural assets, in a bid to attract more visitors.

“Projects like this are an important element in the regeneration of our seaside resorts.”

ArtsNK will be running workshops in local primary schools leading up to the day of the unveiling, with the children involved in making wind socks. It is hoped that some of these children and their parents will attend Saturday’s event.

Light refreshments will be served from artsNK’s vintage ice cream van, accompanied by traditional music.

The Sound Tower was funded by Lincolnshire County Council (£21,000) and the Rural Development Programme for England (£23,500).

 

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