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From a unicorn to a one-eyed monster, plenty of creativity was on display at Beacon Park’s Twig Man Day.

Starting at the edge of the woodland, armed with just a lump of clay and googly eyes, participants went on a scavenger hunt to find natural objects to add to their clay figures. An amazing variety of sculptures were made on the day, including a pterosaur, unicorn, fairy, swan, hedgehog, a number of people and a one eyed monster called Phillip!

Ruth Witczak, from Lichfield District Council’s parks team, said: “It was a lovely event, despite the threat of rain, and brilliant to see the beaming smiles of people delighted with their creations. It was also a pleasant surprise that adults joined in the fun as well as children.”

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