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Jeremy Deller: Sacrilege - An Inflatable Stonehenge

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by Peter Apps (subscribe)
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Stonehenge becomes a bouncy castle

Possibly the most child-friendly work of modern art ever, John Deller's sculpture Sacrilege, began its tour of London in Hampstead Heath on Wednesday.

The 'sculpture' is in fact a giant, fully interactive bouncy castle, which kids are welcome to play on for free. It is also, for reasons best known to the artist, a lifesize replica of Stonehenge.

I am told by happy punters that it is indeed very bouncy, and hundreds of children (and a few adults) turned up on a grey morning in Hampstead to throw themselves around the famous pagan monument.

Queues can be long, but so is the bouncing time, making this unusual piece of artwork well worth the visit. It will be visiting several parks during the Games, as part of the London 2012 Festival.

It is open from 10am to 6pm each day.


Thursday 2nd August 2- Clapham Common
Saturday 4th August- Burgess Park, Southwark
Sunday 5th August- Barra Hall Park, Hillingdon
Tuesday 7th August- Central Park, East Ham
Thursday 9th August- Crystal Palace Park
Friday 10th August- Alexandra Palace
Saturday 11th August- Christchurch Green, Wanstead
Sunday 12th August- Waterworks Nature Reserve, Leyton

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Why? Bounce on an icon at this free, fun work of art
When: 10:00-18:00 on event days
Where: Various
Cost: Free
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