bombing' surprise for seafront walkers in Burnham-On-Sea
on Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade had a surprise on Saturday (August
24th) when an area of seating was struck a 'yarn bombing'.
The seats and bollards on the North Esplanade were covered in
brightly coloured, seaside-themed knitting and crochet!
'Yarn bombing' has been carried out elsewhere in the UK over
the past decade to decorate sterile public places in cities such
as Bristol, Brighton and Manchester - but it is the first time
that Burnham has seen the unusual phenomenon.
groups behind the artwork often remain anonymous, as is the case
here, and it is unknown how many knitters were involved, who they
are or how long the preparation took.
In an email to Burnham-On-Sea.com, a spokesperson said: "It's
hoped that the creation of this temporary adornment over the Bank
Holiday weekend will brighten the days and bring a smile to both
locals and visitors alike."
"It's suggested that consideration can be given in Burnham
to organising and holding an annual bollard dressing event all
along the seafront with the event open to all."