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Weston-super-Mare sand sculpture festival future uncertain

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The future of Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival is uncertain without sponsorship, organisers have said.

The event costs about £30,000 to set up with some 5,000 tonnes of sand brought to the beach ready for the event.

Organisers want a permanent site with better security, an education area and a full-time sculptor on site.

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton said it was a "fantastic draw" and has agreed to meet with organisers.

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This year's sculptures, created by 20 international artists, were on the theme Once Upon a Time and included works from The Hunger Games and The Hobbit.

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