Bobby Ball statue takes one step closer to commission publication

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The Fylde Council and the Lowther Trust, which governs the planned tribute site in Lytham’s Lowther Gardens, have issued a public art commission for the statue.

The invitation was posted on the contract research section of the national government website and the closing date for applications, to Fylde’s council, is June 8, with the contract for work scheduled to begin July 6 and end. May 31 of next year. .

It is described on the website as “a public art commission to research, design, manufacture and deliver a permanent sculpture / statue in honor of one of Britain’s most popular artists”.

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Bobby Ball in typical pose with longtime comedic partner Tommy Cannon
Bobby Ball in typical pose with longtime comedic partner Tommy Cannon

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They are likely to include lighting, paving, furniture and planting and a spokesperson for Fylde Council said: “The detail of these works will be specified by the winning artist / sculptor as part of the project. global, then will be “announced” to local entrepreneurs. . “

In agreement with Bobby’s family, the goal is for the statue to be cast in bronze, one and a half times life-size based on its appearance for its 40th birthday. The character will have one leg slightly forward and pull on their right splint with their right thumb.

Bobby, who died in October at the age of 76, was a patron of the Lowther Pavilion and was also part of the team that led the early fundraising efforts for the theater and adjacent gardens.

The call for the statue was launched in December and currently stands at just under £ 24,000.

Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/campaign/bobbyballstatue

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