Gloucestershire

'Candle' statue alights in Gloucester Docks

The Candle in Gloucester Docks
Image caption Mr Buttress has constructed monuments all over the world

A 21m (68ft) high sculpture, which is set to become a Gloucester landmark, has been installed in the docks.

The work - dubbed The Candle - has been designed by Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress and is part of the city's regeneration project.

It has lines from the poem, Requiem, by the Gloucester writer, Ivor Gurney, engraved around the base.

Cranes hoisted the artwork, financed by Gloucester Heritage, into place at the foot of the Kimbrose steps.

Chris Oldershaw of Gloucester Heritage said: "Public art can add significantly to local economies.

"It can reveal and promote hidden heritage and energise both the day and night-time economy - this is our aim for the sculpture in Gloucester."

Gloucester Heritage is a publicly-funded urban regeneration company which aims to attract investment into the city.

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