Stonehenge goes on tour. Bouncy ‘Sacriledge’ comes to Wiltshire

19 06 2012

Stonehenge goes on tour – Sacrilege by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller set to travel to London and around the country as part of 2012 celebrations and on Friday 29th June will be at Marlborough Common, Wiltshire

The once-in-a-lifetime experience of having an Olympic bounce on a replica of the world’s most famous standing stones is also FREE.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience of having an Olympic bounce on a replica of the world’s most famous standing stones is also FREE.

‘Sacrilege’ is a life-size inflatable replica of Stonehenge, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and is part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Jeremy Deller said: ‘A lot of my work deals with history, and Sacrilege is no exception, this is a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off.’

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘You don’t have to be a specialist in ancient British history or an acolyte of the summer solstice ritual to be aware of the unending fascination that Stonehenge continues to inspire around the world. Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege is a wonderfully witty, quite literal leap into that history and a fantastic example of the irreverence that are hallmarks of our great British humour and our incomparable artists. I have no doubt it will be a great hit with Londoners as well as visitors to the capital.’

Ruth Mackenzie, Director, London2012 Festival, said: ‘Jeremy Deller’s life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge popping up in National Botanic Garden in Carmarthenshire will be a fantastic opening event for the London 2012 Festival in Wales. The work embodies many of the values of the London 2012 Festival – it is a once in lifetime event, it is a remarkable piece of art by a world renowned artist, and it is free for everyone to enjoy. With thanks to Arts Council England and the Mayor’s office this work will travel around the UK and London, popping up to delight London 2012 Festival audiences throughout the summer.’

Full list of tour venues follows. For individual enquiries relating to each venue, press contacts are listed on the Sacrilege website press page. For further details: www.sacrilege2012.co.uk

Sponsored by ‘The Stonhenge Tour Company’ www.Stonehenge Tours.com

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