The Pantiles, Wednesday 14th June 5pm - 9pm

Join us in celebrating the arrival of the Natural History Museum sculpture ‘Polar Dance’, the larger than life sculpture by renowned Royal Sculptor Tessa Campbell Fraser


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Could you be the winning 'Polar Dance' poet?

The Pantiles are holding a schools poetry competition and inviting all local junior school pupils to write a poem about the sculpture. The competition is open to ALL children, you do not need to enter via your school.

Schools who wish to take part in the competition should email Beumée Contemporary Fine Art their intention to do so: art@beumee.com  

All poems should be sent to Woods Restaurant, 62-64 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN and arrive no later than Sunday 11th June. Please ensure the name, age of child, year group and school attended accompanies the child’s poem. 
Entrants will be Judged and the winner of the competition will be announced publicly at the official ‘Polar Dance’ launch party. The Mayoress and media will be present at the event to congratulate the winner, and the winning poem will be publicly displayed next to the statue. Other selected poems will also be put on public display in Woods Restaurant. 
The public celebration event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 14th June,  5pm – 9pm

The sculpture portrays the symbolic relationship between nature and mankind and our battle against global warming; in doing so embracing nature and offering it our protection.

The nature of the sculpture has wide appeal both physically and in terms of its inspiration and therefore a statue that will be equally enjoyed by both adults and families alike; the Royal connection between Tessa Campbell Fraser with our present day Monarch also reconnects the towns ‘Royal’ status with the modern day Royal family.